Wednesday

To keep the World as concurrent of events as possible thejamboree.org had to be updated after the Sunrise ceremony so it off to work for a few hours before a cooked lunch at 1pm.

Being the birthday of Scouting I decided to treat myself, and the rest of the Web team, to a soft frozen Ice Cream commonly known amongst other guises as a ‘99‘. Seeing as all the content for the day had been pushed into the Online Jamboree News I decided to investigate the Ice Cream, the ice cream cone originated sometime before 1806 as that is the first known picture of one. The soft frozen ice cream discovery has a far more interesting story, whilst at Oxford University Margaret Thatcher ‘invented’ it, that’s certainly something interesting to remember for a pub quiz.

Having just achieved a warm shower and feeling rather fresh at the time I bumped into Hoppo and others of the Web Team, somehow Hoppo and I drifted out of the conversation and began playing with a novelty flying Halo (Frisbee is a brand name) when several of the Go Jamboree turned up and we started meandering around the Adult Hub.

Some a reason unbeknownst to me we ducked into the Adult Support Centre whilst looking around aimlessly I checked next to my name for post and shockingly I had some, the IST badges had finally arrived! So now I had to track down the 6 lucky owners out of a sub-camp of 8,000! Knowing how long it had taken Members’ Matt to get the WSJ t-shirts out I knew it might take several unfortunate days.

Taking the evening to chill several of the Go Jamboree lot and I sat playing cards in the cafe with a unexpected appearance from the eccentric Caro that prompted a group photo, a prelude if you will to the full shot tomorrow.

Walking around the IST Bar a hysterical Charliestar phoned Mary saying that Coldplay were playing at the Gifts for Peace concert in the main arena. Eventually when everyone had gotten over the hype it turned out to be a tribute band Coolplay which, despite not being there, I believe were a rather good gig.

Sunday

Arrived rather late, no body cared, shows how important this crumby job is. Got into work cut-out the articles from Today’s newspaper, filled the paperwork and passed them to the photo tray for someone to resize which I can’t do because I’ve still not been given photoshop.

Steve not in during the day, he did pop in during the evening to check on how things were going, we had a rather good system, Tony and Andy doing the paperwork, I was ripping the articles out and hoppo was doing the image resizing and passing on to whomever was available to put the article online.

During this little conveyor belt of workforce co-ordination Tony graciously offered to buy everyone working a round of “99’s” under the premise that ‘his house is paid for’. Must be marvellous to be able to do that on a whim, certainly going to try to do that when I get a job.

I’ve finished the resources page generator for the SSAGO, its been long overdue but its one of those tasks I’ve left till my 2007-8 term of office so there will be a real contrast between what’s been achieved in one compared to the other.

On the SSAGO website there is someone from Coleraine (Ireland) that wants to join a SSAGO Club. This poses some interesting opportunities for the Exec, there hasn’t been a club in Ireland from a fair few years now and if one can be setup they can be used as a shining example to other Irish Universities to get themselves going. Possibly opens the likelihood of a purpose to go there, I mean if I’m going to go on a plane Ireland isn’t my first thought.

Yesterday in the evening I was happily in the mood for a Guinness but Nick deterred me with the satire comment that “I must be feeling rich” but today with the realisation that I only had 5 tokens left it made more sense to spend them all rather than have 1 left over.

I managed to swap one of my UK Contingent Pins for one of the American World Scout Jamboree pins, I was beginning to think that I wouldn’t get to trade any of them and that I had wasted my money ordering them in the first place!

After we’d had some of Bart’s Birthday cake and Jess and I had both finished our drinks we head-off for Harbour sub-camp to see her old friend and my relatively (we only met at EuroJam 2005) new friend Merry AKA Lisa. It was dark when we arrived but luckily there was a lighthouse on the main entrance to guide us in! They had a mentalist, or at least some sort of person doing thinking stuff to the watching participants, I much prefer this sort of entertainment to what we’ve had so far, it seems more…intimate the audience are far better involved in the act than just spectating. We eventually found ERIC, Essex R.I.C something or other where Merry and her group were staying.