New World News
By Communications Team / July 31, 2019
Some enterprising scouts would roam the paths inviting everyone to their camp. Many camps lashed together wood or other materials to create gateways to welcome you.
Culture Day at base camp C was a lively experience for everyone involved – participants and IST. Each contingent proudly showcased the best of their respective cultures, by food, art, history, games, and more. It was a chance for each participant to Unlock a New World by exploring and participating in new cultures.
One Brazilian contingent gave out wish bracelets. Carolina Medeiros explained, “Make a wish for each of the three knots tied onto your wrist. Can only take off the bracelet when it breaks by itself. When that happens, it may mean your wishes have come true!”
Walking a bit further into C, some scouts from Ireland, Sweden, and the United States played an spontaneous game with a volley ball. The purpose of the game was to keep the ball in the air for as long as possible with one caveat: no one could touch it twice in a row. Hands or feet could be used, making the game interesting. Keeping the ball in the air together is symbolic of all cultures coming together to Unlock a New World.
Mr. Will Council from the BSA visited a Namibian contingent and got the chance to to a few scouts. He had the chance to try some delicious food – sautéed caterpillar with spices. Before he could finish, he nodded and remarked “it was a little spicy, [like] beef jerky. I liked it!”
Some scouts were so excited to share their culture that they walked around, sending other scouts to their sites. Gateways were made to welcome contingents. Culture day in C was a time to be remembered!
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