Category Archives: National Jamboree 2008

Day one…

I arrived at Benken just after four o’clock after a nice shower (rain that is) and tried to find my way to the check-in. Fortunate as I am a scout driving around some stuff gave me a lift to the check-in so I did no need to carry all my stuff about one and a half kilometer through Benken. Thanks to him again.

As mentioned earlier on, it was not really much sunshine that day and I managed to checkin and to get to my camping area dry. I helped a friend to pitch up his rather large tent when it just startet to rain again. so I tried to find the person in charge of me and to get hold of some information and a place to help.

After the rain stopped again (yes, it was like an on and off switch) I was finally able to pitch up my own tent. I had a look over the Village Globale, which already looked very good ad went back to whatever work was left.

After supper people were invited to the welcome party in on of the staff pubs, this time the one near Benken itself, only about 15 minutes of walk away.

I went to bed rather early as I was supposed to get up at about 5 am to help cleaning the toilets (the plastic boxes called toitoi), but this is another story…

Getting there…

I am still at home, trying to get wordpress working. However, today is my last day at work before my holiday starts. Stuff needs to be packed ad bought, probably also repaired and made ready. I will very likely take a train on sunday after lunch time and head for the Contura 08.

The DEZA (some swiss gouverment department) has prepared a workshop concering the potato as a nurishment and a way to reduce poverty. It actually sounds pretty cool and interesting. With two other scouts and members of DEZA we are going to run this workhop and help the young people to get an idea how important the potato is.

As far as I know everything will be prepared on monday and I have even got some technical equipment (beamer and laptop) helping me achieving this task. So maybe I will get lucky and can check my email once or twice during the camp…and maybe even write a few things…

We will see…