Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Chillin' in Sweden

Today is day 7 of the Jamboree, and it was our free day. Last night we had Dream, which was somewhat different than we expected. The fog filled tent and "Senses" activity were cool, and we enjoyed the Swedish night while taking a journey from "death to birth".

The day after Dream you get a free day, which we have exploited to its fullest extent. We have been shopping at the Jamboree Shop, enjoying the various activities around Four Seasons Square and the view from the flagpole tower. We also got to sleep in (!!!!!), and after and excellent lunch, went to the beach!

A short bus ride took us to the Jamboree beach, which was very crowded. Nevertheless, the Baltic Sea was warm, sandy, and barely salty. You could actually open your eyes underwater and they didn't sting the slightest (nor did the water taste bad). We enjoyed the sunny beach, and played in the sand and in the refreshing water.

Upon arriving back at camp, we discovered that we had a acquired a pool at our campsite! We now have our very own beach to enjoy, and waterguns galore to play with.

Tomorrow is Cultural Festival Day, for which our troop has partnered with Canada House to cook pancakes with maple syrup for the camp, and to have hockey games. It will be awesome.

...Afterall, what isn't awesome about the World Scout Jamboree?

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