To cleverly order the exact amount of kit for the World Scout Jamboree attenders orders were taken from every Unit and person for what they wanted from a catalogue of items, anything from cufflinks to neck-ties was available to order. The orders were taken a whooping 6 months earlier and today we finally get the first of our kit with the World Scout Jamboree Brand on.
For International Service Team Members like myself its just for the Jamboree management to save some pounds on delivery which means that the money saved can be spent on something much more worth while like improved food services or a few extra types of brew in the IST bar tent.
For Unit Leaders its an entire different kettle of fish, they have they have to collect not only their own kit but all the kit of the participants in their Unit! They each get (sleeping tents, Uniform, badges, scarf, woggle, ruc-sac and holdall more…) so there is an awful lot to take.
As well as the kit collection a few presentations have been scheduled to lift the veil on information pertaining to arrival and a few other unknown aspects.
And possibly the most important event to all the members of the the Go Jamboree website; a chance to meet each other!
What started as a simple circle around a rather flimsy mess shelter turned into a small village of Go Jamboree members, past present and future! It was marvellous to meet some people who until now were either had their posts associated to their profile through a username or nondescript avatar.
Having put so much time into creating the website, forum and paraphernalia getting thanks and congratulations in person it was very heart-warming to know that people are appreciative.
Hopefully I’ll get to meet all of our members at the world Scout Jamboree!