We got our first big glimpse of the international reach of scouting when we arrived at the Copenhagen airport. We happened to be there at the same time as waves of scouts from every corner of the world were arriving for the start of the Jamboree. The folks in Copenhagen must have felt like they were being invaded by a short army as hundreds of scouts made their way through the airport and along the hour drive across the sound to Sweden.
We shook a lot of hands, but not much time to talk as we were busy going through customs, gathering luggage and such. At one point, Dave passed a scout in the terminal and said "America." In reply, the scout said, "Egypt." Just that short exchange paints a good picture of what we're likely to experience at the jamboree tomorrow.
Wed, July 27, 2011
by Brent Wheelbarger