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Showcasing global traditions and talent

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

A sense of calm is apparent in the Global Showcase as participants took time out from the energetic Jamboree life and enjoyed some quiet activities that celebrated the international scale of Scouting and Guiding. We spoke to 2nd Langham Scouts Imogen and Amelia from Tereshkova’s Mission, they were busy decorating candle holders to project different patterns and colours from a candle inside. They had only just arrived but quickly settled in. When asked about the space, they said “It’s really nice as you can chill out and don’t have to worry.” At the next table along we spoke to Laura and Josh from Phoenix Explorers and Columbus Explorers respectively. Both are on Mozart’s Symphony and had met at a previous camp, reuniting here. They had tried a few different activities within the showcase, including making neckers with anonymous positive messages inside. It was evident that they were both moved by the lovely notes written in the neckers they had received. We left them playing international games, which they were obviously enjoying, though they did admit to having difficulties in translating the Japanese game instructions! Zone Leader Tansy enthused over the zone, particularly the multicultural nature of the activity. “It helps to build tolerance across communities,” she said. It is clear that across our diverse Scouting and Guiding movements, spreading international understanding is vital. Pop along to the Global Showcase and unwind and relax, play some games and take part in activities that celebrate our worldwide reach.