The Second Sechelt Scout Group is preparing for a three-week trip to Scotland this summer.
Fourteen teenaged scouts and two scoutmasters from Sechelt will join the Blair Atholl Scout Jamboree, camping on the castle grounds of the Duke of Atholl with 800 other scouts, both Scottish and international. After the jamboree, each of the Sechelt scouts will stay for five days at the home of a Scottish scout. The Sechelt group will end their stay with five days in Edinburgh.
Bruce Morris, one of the scoutmasters going on this trip, said the village of Atholl lies in a valley surrounded by hills and moors, on the edge of the highlands.
"It's a wild Scottish valley, a chance to really explore the Scottish culture," Morris said.
The scouts have been raising money for the trip through activities like last week's Christmas tree chipping. Claytons Heritage Market has donated seven plane tickets, and in return for that donation, the scouts are doing community service work such as beach clean-ups, tutoring and volunteering at the animal shelter.
"The kids have been fund-raising madly," he said.