Donnybrook boy scouts set for Thailand jamboree adventure

Anticipation: Donnybrook youngsters Seth Bursill (left) and Kade Wallace, with Donnybrook Scout group leader Debbie Bourke, are excited to embark on their first international jamboree experience. Photo: Matthew Lau

Anticipation: Donnybrook youngsters Seth Bursill (left) and Kade Wallace, with Donnybrook Scout group leader Debbie Bourke, are excited to embark on their first international jamboree experience. Photo: Matthew Lau

Two Donnybrook boy scouts have vowed to make the most of a “once in a lifetime opportunity” when they travel to the 2016 Thailand Friendship Jamboree.

Seth Bursill and Kade Wallace, both aged 13, will journey to Thailand from December 14 to 21 with scout group leader Debbie Bourke.

The boys were selected on experience and how they answered the questions in an application form of why they wanted to go.

Seth is looking forward to meeting new people.

"I'm truly interested in the Thai culture," Seth said.

There will be 170 scouts travelling from WA to the jamboree at Vajiravudh National Scout Camp in Sriracha, Chonburi.

Kade hopes make friends for life to remain pen pals with.

"I want to go because it's literally a once in a lifetime experience," Kade said.

Through a variety of fundraisers, Scouts WA is sponsoring 30 Manila Ticket to Life troops to attend the jamboree.

The generous Donnybrook Lions Club donated $500 to help get the boys on the tour.