By and according to Shaun J.
This is day 11 and the day that the Jamboree started. We left Copenhagen and the trip there was long and several people slept on the bus on the way to the Jamboree. On the way there we crossed a 6-10 mile long bridge that we are crossing on day 13 again.
In Ahus we met a man named Frederick who drove us to the Jamboree and back on both days. When we got there one of the first sights was a giant contraption made of logs and blue string and almost immediately we met some other scouts, we took a couple of pictures with them and made our way through the camp walking along wooden flagpoles with an assortment of flags from around the world. Then a few minutes later it started to rain and in Sweden when it starts to rain it rains for several hours. Several people traded their patches for others around the world, but another thing we learned was that trading neckerchiefs was also popular and a lot of people went after the Irish contingency neckerchief and Hong Kong contingency neckerchief.
Then towards 5 o'clock we met back up at gateway or giant blue contraption and met some Polish Sea Scouts that invited us to their boat. They gave us a tour around their boat and we had some traditional Polish food. As we were leaving they told us they were about to ring their bell and they would depart shortly and that we could watch them. They had to contact the harbor master and get permission from him but they couldn't reach him by phone so they had to stay for a little bit longer. So we left after that and some of us had Swedish pizza. When we finished eating everyone went back to camp and fell asleep to the sound of an annoying moose or animal. The next morning everyone said that it was the best night sleep the have had in weeks.
Posted on Sat, July 30, 2011
by Sean Johnson