Today we received the greatest gift we could have asked for, sun! Just about dinner time, the sky cleared and the sun shone. As its brays penetrated the clouds and reached the ground, a cheer erupted from the camp and spirits were immediately lifted. Things are being dried out, and some things even washed and dried. The feel here in Sweden is much better now. There appears to be more clouds moving in, but the sunny break was much appreciated.
Once again I am at a loss for words to describe the amazing experience we are having. Today's activity was "Earth", where we participated in four activities; Water, Soil, Wind and Oxygen. They were all more or less simple do-it-yourself-at-home experiments to watch how our earth works, and it poured rain, but the experience of doing it with Scouts from all around the world made it worth it.
The norm here at WSJ'11 is for various people to pop their heads into your tent throughout the day to say hi and trade items. Some of us have been going trade crazy, collecting for example neckers from 13 different countries, or collecting countless foreign contingent badges. The experience of interacting with all these different cultures and languages in amazing, and although it is sometimes difficult, is always rewarding in the end.
Tomorow is our Camp in Camp experience, so we are busy preparing our gear and food, and doing no-rain dances. There is so much to explore and learn here, and so little time! It is now our 4th day of 12 here in Sweden (Day 3 of the Jamboree), so we are all trying to soak up as much as possible (I'm not refering to rain).