Wednesday, August 08, 2007


The closing ceremony for the 21st World Scout Jamboree was held last night in true Scouting fashion - in the rain. However, the weather did not dampen the spirits of the 40,000 participants who celebrated 100 years of Scouting, ending nine days of activities, meeting people from other countries and general good fellowship.

The little city we built two weeks ago is coming down around our ears and every hour more of the park is visible. By tomorrow all that will be left will be neat piles of equipment, tents, flags, poles and fittings waiting to be picked up and distributed. Most of the equipment purchased by the Jamboree will be donated to Scouting and humanitarian organizations.

More stories and pictures will be forthcoming when I have more than a few minutes of Internet time.

The Internet. Who knew?

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