HALF a century on and the friendships fostered as part of a Scout group are still going strong.
Last week in Naracoorte 13 Scouts and their wives were in town, 58 years after the fifth World Jamboree at Canada's Niagara Falls in 1955.
A group of 35 Australian Scouts and leaders, aged from 16-53, went on the trip.
This was the group's ninth reunion. Their stay in Naracoorte started with drinks with mayor Erika Vickery and then dinner on September 17.
On September 18 they went on a bus trip to MiniJumbuk and then Bool Lagoon and the Naracoorte Caves.
Last Thursday Penola was the destination as the group went on another bus trip to see the Father Woods Tree.
In Coonawarra they were given a talk by Peter Rymill about the exploration his father took to Antartica in 1930, as well as his own recent trip following in his father's footsteps.
Bowen Estate then gave the group a rundown of the family owned and operated vineyard.
In the town itself the group had lunch at the Penola Mary MacKillop Memorial Centre after historian Marg Muller gave them a tour.
On Friday the group had a farewell. During the trip the group discussed plans for their next reunion, which may be on the Gold Coast.