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29 January, 2019 03:05:53 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 29 January, 2019 04:25:32 PM

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Sixteen Sunnydale students attend 25th Australian Jamboree

Sixteen Sunnydale students attend 25th Australian Jamboree

Curtain fell on the Australian Scout Jamboree held recently at Murraylands of Adelaide in Australia. Sixteen young scouts from Sunnydale School of Dhaka attended gala event held between 4th to 14th January.

On the first day of 2019 the Bangladesh contingent flew to Australia for attending the 25thAustralian scout jamboree.

The kids were excited to join the luxurious event participated by several thousand scouts. They witnessed one of the best events in the world of scouting.

Landing after a freezing a sixteen-hour transit in China, they were greeted with a very hot weather of 32 degrees in Adelaide. It was quite shocking for the boys that they had to stay for the next 12 days in such scorching weather.

Though they feared of getting sunburned they engaged with each other at jamboree site. Soon after arrival the Sunnydale students noticed that already there were many tents such as international hub, the pitch etc. All these tents were laid out in the shape of a mall, known as Alawa mall. After a day-long adventure, every night they were allowed to talk with their parents, chill out, and roam around. Their sub camp site was quite good. Their troop was C324 with Bill William Pettit as the team leader. Each of the participants was given a buddy day pack which included hat, handbook, and lunchbox for overnight/daylong activities. Next day, during the opening ceremony they saw Bangladesh national flag being hoisted. They all had fun at the concert and enjoyed colourful fireworks. The jamboree chief gave an inspiring speech.

Their activities began on the next day with ‘Cube’, which included mud zone, obstacle zone and vertical zone. It was a three-hour activity but finished in one hour. They earned wristbands and badges after the activity. There were many other activities everyday such as Bang, Splat, Whizz, Hi Tech. There were two-day long programmes like Metro Mania & Wet N Windy. In Metro Mania they roamed around Adelaide city and played goose chase. Wet n Windy was once in a lifetime experience. They were taken to the Murray River. It was a super duper activity. They also had an international night when Bangladesh contingent performed some dances with some popular songs like Tugdoom-Tugdoom Bajai Bangladesher Dhol, Joy Bangla etc.

The closing ceremony was studded with badge giving, slideshow of the pictures in the jamboree, and scope of socialising with friends of different countries. It was a once in a lifetime jamboree experience though this may have been the 2nd jamboree for the rover scouts. However, the participants encourage the interested scouts to apply for such jamborees and to have such challenging experiences with people from around the world. It is surely an exciting, important and memorable event for all the participants.

(Written by Aayan Ahmed, Class # VI, Roll # 01, Sunnydale School, Member of Bangladesh contingent and the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree)

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