All is going well at Jamboree, I'm not even going to try and say what day it is because of how fast it is going. I'm currently on a coach going to a disability school to teach them how to make a raft and hopefully paint the new school for them. For the past couple of days I have been working towards my friendship award, which is were if you do all of the activities on site then you get an award and it is also put towards my chief scout award. We have been doing stuff like science, global development village and the culture day which are all so fun, we also went to Hiroshima for the day which was very emotional but every scout took it well. I hope Your summer camp is going very well hope the weather is good because it's amazing here (not to brag). Hope Haydn's first camp went well and hope all of the Cubs and scouts are having a fun time. I have no idea when I can do another blog because the wifi is shocking on camp!!!
This is a mid week party at the main arena were everyone went mental because we had a DJ.
Hygiene is going so well on camp!!!
This is the main dome were most of the daily activities were held, because it is MASSIVE.
Dan and his contingent have arrived at the WSJ for the Jamboree - I think the opening ceremony is happening now - I'm watching something live on the UK Contingent -website it looks amazing
Having so much fun lately. We went to the opening ceremony yesterday which was so much fun. Most of the time me and the whole of the unit were chanting all the way there and all the way back to camp. But the most important thing is that I am currently up at 5:00 up a massive scaffolding pole trying to get wifi which is pretty cool because I can see the hole of my sub camp from here, but on the other hand me and my friend Frankie thought it was a good idea to go on a run of the hole camp site, but underestimated the size of the camp and had to get the bus neck to camp which took us half and hour!!!!!!!!
Day 2 of HOHO. and it is sadly my last day but I could of asked for a better day, we went to shopping mall in the morning and also had lunch there, which was very kindly provided by the family (noodles and prawns). After lunch we went to a castle with family and saw a couple of the other people from our unit also at the castle, for them it was like a museum, after that we crossed over the road to a small shop where we made a little box which is what they drink out of. The box is made out of wood and and is only small and in the side it a stamp of the castle's name which I can't and never will be able to pronounce. After that we went to a hyper market which was huge. Then we went home because everyone was falling a sleep in the car and had dinner, dinner was really nice because we had a mixture of fish and rice. Tomorrow is when we go on the bullet train😀.
After a really long flight (20 hours) all is well in Japan. I have met my home hospitality partners they are really nice, the parents are quite young and they have a 8 year old son and an 11 year old girl, they bought me a McDonald's for dinner after the flight!!!! Tomorrow we are going to visit their version of a church. Here are some photos of the journey.
Dan and the Merseyside Contingent had a fantastic send off from their families as they met at the Pier Head to then set off to Manchester Airport to begin the long journey to Japan via Abu Dhabi - Twitter has been alive with all the news as the UK Contingents set off from all around the country to meet up again in Japan for the Jamboree.
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