Friday, 5 August 2011

Too Much Fun, Not Enough Time

Since we left Toronto on July 22 until now, we have been having a great time. We took a photo at the airport to show our Canadian pride.

We landed in Frankfurt for the pre-jamboree and we had the opportunity to explore the city using their public transport system. While in Germany, we visited the Heidelberg Castle and the surrounding city. We were also able to go to a Roman Fort which was as far as Rome had conquered in Germany.

We then flew to Copenhagen and took a long bus ride to the jamboree. Setting up our campsite took the whole day. On the following day, we participated in a flag raising ceremony and spent three hours in a huge maze/obstacle course activity called Quest.

A unique part of the Jamboree was the Camp-In-Camp Activity. We played games with a local group and even cooked a really tasty meal using random ingredients from whatever was available at the Jamboree Store.

The jamboree is slowly coming to an end with a strange feeling of homesickness and nostalgia (even if we are still very young). Meeting the Vice President of the Philippines who is also the President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines capped our once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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