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Saturday, August 30, 2008

jamboree 2008

The First Irish Scout Jamboree was held in Punchestown this Summer from the 2nd to the 10th 9th of August. It was an experience.

This will be a post in pictures because Bloggers auto-save didn't work last night! So I only took my new camera out twice over the Jamboree, at the Opening Cermony, and on the last day. This is due to the fact it was really wet and I was working my ass off for most of it.


Excitement
The opening ceremony.
So much promise and excitement. It was going to be great.

What's that?
The box that arrived via coast guard helicopter!
It's Christy!
It was Christy inside, our Camp Chief!!


Then lots of stuff happened... and fast forward to the end:

Our Campsite
At the end of the couple of days, here is a view of our campsite, after the water receded.
Water
It was way worse this this two days before.
Splash!
Driving across the campsite.
Impossible to avoid the puddles!

Brian Cowen
An Taoiseach, at the opening ceremony. Someone took the original video message on their camera phone after catching him after he received communion. He was clearly reading off a sheet of paper. But it was more than we got off our Patron!

So that was the best of my pictures, more on my flickr photostream. I'm not going to get into all the problems there was and mistakes made. There is plenty of discussion on the chat forum.

Overall, It wasn't Great and I think it is silly to even suggest it. I wouldn't even say it was satisfactory. Infact thinking back I don't even want to talk about it much. I'm just posting here incase anyone wanted to know my reaction to it, and in that case.... It was a Shamboree!