Scouts returned home with “Jamboris in their hearts”

What do the boys bring home from these weeks? We asked Gioele Mengani, 14. “I can say that it was a fantastic experience, the atmosphere in our department and in general the scouts from all over the world was fantastic, despite the difficulties we encountered. We faced everything with optimism and we were happy.” Obviously, there were difficulties: “When we received heat warnings on the phone, we were afraid that it would also cause casualties in the camp – confesses the young man-. Then when we heard news of admissions to the camp hospital, the fear grew stronger. But then the administration changed, which went to the South Korean government, and everything was settled. There were staff handing out bottles of cold water everywhere, dozens of them arrived cooling bus to get in to stay cool, they have also installed swimming pools in every neighborhood. The quality of toilets and showers has improved dramatically. So after a few days everything was fine. We felt safe and almost pampered by the Koreans, a very kind and very hospitable people.” The news of the transfer to Seoul due to Typhoon Khanun “was shocking at first”, but once we arrived in the capital “we immediately calmed down, joking about it and continuing to have fun as before. We were safe and protected.”

Winston Ferguson

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