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The final stop – Canada!

05/08/2019 – Day 17   Today we were heading to Canada. We had quite a relaxed morning as we weren’t leaving the university until 10 am. Breakfast today was potato’s, pancakes and sausage patties, along with with, of course, soda. Everyone packed away their bags, which by this point are getting fuller and harder to pack, some …

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Off to Washington DC!!

02/08/2019 – Day 14   It was an early start today, 4:30 am as we needed to finish up all our packing of equipment and tents before we could leave for the next stage of the trip. Greeted by darkness, we furiously packed away the rest of the tents and camp to return it to what …

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The Jamboree – part 4

30/07/2019 – Day 11   This morning we were greeted by early morning fog and mist across the foxtrot. I decided to get out early and go for a run to explore the site and make the most of the cool weather. I was rewarded by seeing some wild deer on the trails of the site. …

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The Jamboree – part 3

27/07/2019 – Day 8   The unit started the day with some Danishes and cereal ready for another exciting day on the Jamboree. It was another hot one, with temperatures over 30 degrees! Quite a lot of the participants tried to get off early to do some of the canopy tours. Unfortunately, when they arrived at …

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The Jamboree – part 2

24/07/2019 – Day 5   Another early start for the unit as they wanted to head off around the site. Breakfast was pancakes and bacon which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The unit went off to take part in paddle boarding, rock-climbing and the canopy tours. The leaders chilled for the day, went for the shop to …

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The Jamboree – part 1

22/07/2019 – Day 3   Day 3 started with a trip to the university breakfast hall for a hearty breakfast consisting of a cooked breakfast, waffles and ice cream!! Everyone loved this breakfast as it was so different from what we’d usually have. The university looked amazing, modern-looking buildings, big football stadium and rather nice accommodation …

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The Big Apple!

20/07/2019 – Day 1   As I awoke at 3 am to my alarm, I came down to everybody awake (or still awake) and kit being fiercely packed up as a sense of urgency was in the air. The participants were at two extremes, either hyper and buzzing or in a zombie state. As we departed …

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The start of a trip of a lifetime…

Hi, I’m Mike, one of the unit leaders for Unit 67, the Mustang Martlets, from West Sussex. For one of my personal development goals, I decided that I would do a blog about myself and my units experience on the Jamboree trip. I’ve never been much of a writer; it is always something I try …

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Camp 4 – Hammerwood

About 2 weeks before the camp, Mike had sent out an email to some of us asking us to plan an activity for the next camp. Many good ideas had been circulated between some of the scouts, including first aid, wide games, a baseball match and many more. Early Saturday morning, most of the unit …

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Day 4 – London

This day had been in the diary for months so we were all looking forward to our first city experience as a unit. Going to London was a good chance for us to see what it will be like when we visit New York and Washington D.C, a chance for us to navigate our way …

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