I finnally went rafting for the first time and our guide was probably one of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. He lived in the forest and planted most of his food, everything he did was helping the environment, he was a really peaceful cool dude. I aspire to be like him in some aspects. I guess this is just one of the examples of what kind of people you meet here. Different and interesting people. Even though the river was kind of full, a friend of mine and I were still able to fall off the boat. So I’d say rafting was a win.

Each day that goes by I like even more my unit. We’re all starting to look like a family and it’s cool to think I found such a caring group of people. Everyone’s friendly and outgoing, we already did two major dinner’s with different countries. First a unit from Brazil came, and then came South Africa, USA and Canada. It was a chance to talk to folks from places that I never thought would be so different from home. It was a lot of people and a lot of great food.

For some reason everyone keeps reminding us that Jamboree is almost over, like it’s a good thing. Like we’re gonna be “Yeah well it was a good experience”. It was. It has been the best experience actually, but I don’t want it to be over at all.

I don’t want to say goodbye to the foreign people around me. Don’t want to say goodbye to the cold showers, the crazy american snacks, the hundreds of activities, and most of all, I don’t want to say goodbye to my unit or my leaders.

Canopy was a big yes in this camp. Definitly made it into the top three activities. Ziping from tree to tree, in the middle of the woods, it was impossible not to feel free. Jamboree nailed it in the activities department.

Waiting to see what’s next,
Matilde Murta

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