I wake up at 07.00 am and feel that I slept a little bit too long. The tent is heated up and I can feel the sweat on my forehead slowly trying to reach the ground. As quick as possible I decide what to wear and throw myself out of the tent. The sun rised a long time ago and it’s already around 30 degrees. The breakfast is ready, today it’s hot dogs and cornflakes. I see the people around me gather their stuff in their yellow bags to get ready for the daily activity. The theme Nature is on the schedule today. I decide not to go though, I don’t feel too well and how fun hiking on a road in burning sunshine ever sounds I rather pass. Instead we go to The Plaza to visit the scoutshop and eat a better meal than the ordinary lunch with bread, bread and more bread. I am actually reeeally tired of this bread!
As we walking around deciding what to eat a group of Japanese greet us and want to take a photo of us. It’s easy to feel welcome on the Jamboreen camp and the residents are very nice and curious about their guests. Two little girls even asks me about my autograph. So kawaii!
We check out the inside of the building were you can walk around and try a various kind of the Japanese culture. There’s Kendamas (a ball on a thread to throw in a cup), swordfighting, quizzes and a lot more. After a while I have to head back to our camp. It’s my patrols turn the get the food and prepare the dinner. We get the food bags and goes to the hub where we have to wait in line to get the ingredients we need. According to the cookbook it’s pasta and meat with some kind of sauce which sounds nice.
After the dinner we usually split up in smaller groups to visit other scouts from different countries. The Britain’s seems to be a favorite. It’s very interesting to hear about eachother culture and county which seems the same in the beginning but has a lot of variety. Sometimes there’s also activity in the hub with different games or preformence.
The Jamboreen it’s heading to its end. It’s only 2 days left and even if I miss my family and home I still don’t quite want to leave this place. By now I’m used to the heat (even if it’s still too hot), used to stand in line to shower, to sit on the bad-smelling toilets and to always drink plenty of water. It’s going to be weird getting back to the old food, to have everything, beside at least 30 other people, close and it’s weird to being able to read again.
I am enjoying every last day and countig down ’til the minute It’s time to go home and knows that I’m going to miss everything on the Jamboreen camp.