Scouts participate in jamboree

NANAIMO - Neck Point Scouts joined more than 6,500 other participants during the Canadian Jamboree.

Neck Point Scout members Richelle La Blond

Neck Point Scout members Richelle La Blond

The Nanaimo Neck Point Scouts joined more than 6,500 scouts from around the world during the annual Canadian Jamboree held in Sylvan Lake, Alta., this July.

The Nanaimo organization sent 19 youth to the event where the scouts learned how to construct a tee-pee.

During the event they also took part in several outdoor learning activities including archery, zip lining, rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, snorkeling and white water rafting.

The World Jamboree is being held in Japan in 2015.