Campers brave torrential rain
PARAMEDICS treated about 30 children and organisers requested 1000 blankets after Pathfinder campers were caught up in the torrential downpour yesterday.
About 3000 children aged between 10 and 15 are currently camping at the Toowoomba Showgrounds for the Australian Pathfinder Camporee, run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The children who were treated were suffering side-effects from the wet and the cold.
Medical team director John Watts said none of the children suffered serious illnesses.
Despite the muddy campsite, the camporee is expected to continue through to Sunday.
Michael Boyd, who travelled from New Zealand to attend the event, said the rain did not dampen their spirits.
“We'd never cancel it just because it was raining,” he said.
Park Ridge Pathfinder Anastasia Pott, 15, said it was the best camporee ever.
“It's pulling everyone together to help each other out more,” Miss Pott said.