Ollie has returned from 10 days of heaven on earth. What an amazing time he has had at NZ’s 20th Jamboree, luckily for us just in the next town.
The “Palmy Panthers” had a great camp set up when we visited for a day.
The entrance to their camp was really rustic. There were some incredible gateways to been seen wandering around. I liked their homemade, lashed gate with turnstile.
There was such a lovely laid back vibe about the camp, so much fun, so much comraderie, wild activites plus down time and badge swapping galore for Ollie!
They had the huge staduim that they used each evening for events – party at New Years, circus, movie, opening ceremony etc.
Ollie has self diagnosed PJD – post Jamboree depression and has spent the last few days organising and now sewing badges on to his campfire blanket – he has 164!
He has returned walking taller and seems older somehow. Here is a cool Australia shirt he swapped with one of his many new friends. Ollie was just on a high the whole time, he really was.
Scouts is such a big passion for Ollie. I really loved to see him just buzzing, being a great leader, making friends and living like family with a huge bunch of like minded teens for ten days. It was such a dream he really did not want it to end. I totally understand that feeling.
Next stop World Jamboree, Japan 2015….