The first week of the September School Holidays saw 450 Scouts and Guides merge onto BP Park for a week long camp called Agoonoree. Agoonoree gives children with special needs (Outside of Scouting) the change to experience what it is like to attend a Scout or Guide Camp. For many of the 72 special needs children from the community that attend this is the first time they have been camping and in fact the first time they have been away from Mum or Dad.
This year’s camp was once again successful and during the week participants got to partake in activities such as dry ice science experiments, abseiling, rock climbing, water slide, pioneering plus much more. Overall the campers at the 36th Queensland Agoonoree had a great time and for Camp Chief Shaun Sandilands this was his first time leading his experienced team to delivering a great camp. This year the camp was also greeted my Federal Member Jane Prentice MP who is also Federal Disabilities Minister. The Minister had great tour of the camp and even stopped in at our Merchandise Shop to stock up on some supplies. The camp also welcome the team from Totally Wild who came out to film 2 x television segments on the camp. Keep an eye out for airing dates.
Preparations are already in full swing for the 2017 Agoonoree “Disney Agoonoree”. Applications for the 2017 Agoonoree will open around April (be quick as applications fill fast). For more information on the camp or to see how much fun the 2016 campers had find us on Facebook or check out the Agoonoree website – agoonoree.scoutsqld.com.au .