Many Moons ago the webmaster of a AberSSAGO asked me to redo their club website for them. Having a familiarity of the club through a good friend called AberMary (who many readers of this blog also know as Fearless Guider) I wanted the club to put its best foot forward so I thought “‘what the hey’ I could do with a bubbly and friendly piece to add to my portfolio” and got involved Continue reading Making the Aberystwyth SSAGO Website
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!
I’ve managed to find a potential new housemate for next year, with all the randomly assigned housemates I’m been lumped with I’m looking forward to living with someone I’ve chosen myself.
I’ve reworked the code for the Go Jamboree forum so that it’s all completely commented for official records, cleaned it up so it “runs” quicker and added exactly one mod, it would have been more but there seem to be some compatibility issues so I’m holding back on them.
Another of Western Eye Published, we’ve started switching over to using InDesign to collate all the material so the next few weeks will be interesting as the switch finalises.
SSAGO Rally in one 9 days, look out Brum, here I come!!