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Scouts show off cultures through performances on stage

Salesi Fuapau and Sosefo Vaohea (foreground), with fellow scouts from Tonga, practice the dance they will perform in the main arena.
Salesi Fuapau and Sosefo Vaohea (foreground), with fellow scouts from Tonga, practice the dance they will perform in the main arena. Robyne Cuerel

AFTER a week of living the true-blue lifestyle, international contingents at the 2013 Australian Scout Jamboree had their chance on Monday to showcase their cultures.

From Hong Kong to Switzerland, Timor Leste to the Netherlands, hundreds of youngsters have travelled from far and wide to attend the 10-day jamboree at the Maryborough showgrounds.

International Night saw each foreign contingent take to the stage to perform a traditional dance or song of their homeland.

For the 11 Tongan scouts, it was the chance to show off one of the island's most famous war dances, Kailao, performed with sticks to beating drums.

Leader Viliami Fuapau said they had enjoyed their Aussie experience, despite the culture shock.

"Tonga is many years behind Australia - it's very different," he said. "It's been very good for the kids, they have learned a lot."

 

 

 

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