What do I do if I don’t have global ambassador responsibilities?
Today, on the 28th of July, I didn’t have to wake up early since our leaders decided to make us food. Scouts know lots of different ways to prepare food without using any electricity or gas. One of them is making a fire and just using that as a heat source. But because we’re in such a big camp with lots of people, making a open fire can be dangerous so our leaders had no other choice but to use the gas stove. I waited patiently in line just hoping that there’s going to be some pancakes and jam left when it’s my turn to get the food. And I was lucky because I had the last two of the first batch. By far that had been the best moment of my day. Me and my scouts group ate out of our special camping cutlery. Those things are the easiest to take with me when I go camping because one small box contains two bowls (one big, one small), a plate, a mug, a cutting board and a spork (a spoon at one end and a fork at the other) and to top it off, it’s really light. I washed my dishes in big bowls full of water and set them drying in the sun.
Then it was time to get going. I went walking with three other girls from my group and we ended up in the World Point. There were lots of white tents in which many countries represented their land and culture. Like for example the Canadian tent had two air hockey tables (replacement for ice hockey), in the Japanese tent I let them write my name in Japanese and in the Switzerland tent there was an opportunity to try Schwingen (wrestling the Swiss way). But arguably one of the best things about those places was that they had air conditioning which is a pretty strong word here at camp where the temperatures during the day can reach up to 93°F/34°C. Another good thing is just near it. Countries have also put up tents where they sell food and beverages. I usually carry around my own water bottle that I can refill to stay hydrated but lemonade is always a good alternative for that. We actually have a rule here that every participant must carry around at least one water bottle and according to the weather temperature drink as much water as required.
After visiting the culture and food tents I felt tired and my head felt kind of weird which was probably because of the sun. I headed back to my subcamp because when you feel bad in a hot weather you should rest, drink lots of water and definitely stay in the shade. At that point it felt like a blessing that we had a small refrigerator full of ice in our subcamp. I felt immediately better after drinking some iced tea with extra ice and lying down in the shade. We have two ukuleles at the basecamp that me and some others know how to play so when we’re not sleeping or playing cards we’re playing the ukulele and singing.
At the end of the day it was time for our usual phone charging session. We don’t have outlets near our tents so if we don’t have a powerbank or it’s empty we have to charge our phones at a charging station. Those kinds of stations are placed all over the camp and really help us stay connected to the outer world. And allows me to write blogs on my phone and post about the jamboree. The bad thing about the charging station is that I can’t leave my phone or powerbank unattended because you should always keep an eye on your stuff even in a safe environment. I started writing my blog and when my phone was fully charged I headed back to my tent to have dinner and rest. The evenings are really nice because the weather gets cooler and I enjoy reflecting on my day with my troop and also with the Austrian participants near us. So that was one of the more lazier days since it was my first without walking very long distances or taking part in activities needing lots of energy. That’s why I also had more time to blog. Until next time, ‘’head aega!’’ (‘’goodbye!’’ in Estonian).
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