22nd World Scout Jamboree
25th July – 8th August
• Very excited to get the Jamboree today.
Arrived on site at 2am! Had to set my tent
up in the dark.. I was set up and in bed by
4 am ready for a 7 am start.
• A lot of people chose different methods of
getting to the Jamboree. The Ugandans
went by bike! They cycled to Nairobi in
Kenya, flew to Rome and then cycled from
Rome to Sweden!
• A friend and I borrowed the bikes to cycle
round the site..
• UGANDAN BIKE PIC
• I chose the a plane as my choice of travel,
but some people from London drove a
Black cab to the Jamboree site!
Aerial Pictures of the site once
everyone had arrived!
• As a member of the International Service
Team IST, I was working to give the
participants the same amazing experience
that I had 4 years ago. Day 2 I met my
patrol that I would be working with for the
next 2 weeks…
• In my patrol there were people from
many different countries. There were 4
boys from Sweden, Cyprus, Manchester
and Brazil. There were 2 other girls in
my patrol from Italy and Holland. They
were all very friendly. Over the two
weeks I met people from all corners of
the world. I went to a Lebanese party,
there was an Italian food house where
we listened to traditional music. I made
many friends from all over the world who
I hope to keep in touch with and
potentially meet up with again!
• I managed to do some swapping while I
was out there too!. I swapped a UK
Jamboree Scarf for a French one, and I
got a Ugandan scarf as well. I also
swapped a UK soft shell Jacket with a
bright green Brazilian coat!
Work – ‘Dream’
• Dream involved a trail through the forest that the
participants walked at night. The trail began at
death and went backwards in life through to
birth. There were 7 stages. Death – (Old)
Senses – (Old) Wisdom – Adult – Youth – Child
- Birth. My patrol was put on the ‘Senses’ part of
dream where the participants had to do 3
activities which simulated the loss of senses.
The first was to walk across a plank of wood
wearing goggles with tape stuck on them to test
their sense of balance. Another activity was to
listen to an mp3 player and work out what they
could hear. The 3rd activity was to do a jigsaw
puzzle only using 4 fingers.. They wore gloves
which were taped up to make it more difficult.
• My job was to help them do the activities and
they would come to me if they needed help. The
whole idea of dream was to encourage
participants to think about their life and what
they want to do with it. ‘Adult’ was a section
where you created a person and chose their job
and what their life goals are. I thought it was a
good idea as it encouraged young people to look
to the future to see how they can make the best
of their lives.
Dream - Senses
Dream - Adult
Dream - Birth
The Dream Team!!
• As dream only took
place in the night, this
meant I only worked
night shifts (apart from
setting it up and taking
it down) so I had most
of the days free to look
around the site and see
what the Jamboree had
• In my free time I did lots of things! I visited all the
tents I could in the world village. Every country
at the Jamboree had a tent where they put up
stalls with information about their countries, with
freebies and sometimes even food! I tried coffee
sweets from Costa Rica, tasty biscuits from
Malta, muesli from Switzerland, Belgian
Chocolate and other interesting things! Made a
nice change from the potatoes or rice in the IST
• We also went to the Beach!
• One day we got the bus to the local town
• The other highlights of my trip had to be
the Opening and Closing ceremonies…
• On Thursday 28th July, there was an
opening ceremony for all the participants
and International Service Team (IST).
There were 40,000 scouts who watched
the opening to the 22nd World Scout
Jamboree! The UK Chief Scout Bear
Grylls even made an appearance!
Dancing to the official Jamboree
The Closing Ceremony
• Where Europe performed ‘The Final
• I had an Amazing time at the
Jamboree and I’m really hoping I can
go the next one in Japan 2015 and
maybe even the World Scout Moot in
Canada 2013 as I’m not sure I can
wait another 4 years!
• Thank you very much for you support!