Saturday, August 6, 2011
The end is near
Under the tireless supervision of Edith, they prepared hot dogs, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and fruit salad with custard. The other patrol dug a trench for waste water, washed the pots and pans and cut wood for the campfire.
At its most basic level, a jamboree is half cultural festival and half a survival game where you need to adapt according to the resources you have available.
We may not have the fanciest equipment or the most resources as a contingent, but when it comes to adaptation and survival, few contingents come close. The picture shows the troop proudly showing off their Friendship award.
I left Troop 2 with a smile as one of the scouts from Monaco - the neighbouring troop - came to ask if we had any leftover food for him. Evidently he prefers our cuisine to his own.
Tomorrow is the last official day at the jamboree and the big event will be the closing ceremony.
The end of the adventure is near.