24th July

24th July 2006 by FreeSpirit

Today was a brill day at the local lake- all our Welsh Contingent went – FreeSpirit, Teifi Explorers, Cowbridge Explorers, Llantwit Vadre Scouts, Risca Explorers.

We all took part in Canoeing, Kayaking, raft building, swimming, fishing and beach volley ball. Sam and myself won most fish caught with Pus winning the biggest fish award. We got stuffed by the Greeks in the beach volleyball and almost decapitated the lifeguard with our Vortex in the swim session. Many of us just chilled out in the afternoon, asleep – with a few pink backs now the result!

Off to an evening of music and maybe the odd spot of tea!

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23rd July

23rd July 2006 by FreeSpirit

Email Update from Buff;

Arrived on thursday morning at 6.30am to a fantastic welcome by our Serbian hosts – and a glass of Rakkia! Our bus ride had been boring mostly..untill the driver almost fell asleep 3 times!

The Jamboree site is a National Park and is fine – our subcamp is the biggest and the best laid out. We spent friday and Saturday building our subcamp – making a tremendous gateway (the best on site) flags everyware and a great banner. Yesterday’s opening ceremony was well presented – short and sweet by the Serbian officials – then the live band! We out shouted, out sung everyone. We had more flags then anyone and have been singing “oh fluffy sheep” everyware – the remaining 2500 attendees certainly know that we have arrived!

The weather is in the high 30’s all the time and so water fights are a norm – we actually got a shower yesterday..bliss!

The Unit is fitting in well and making lots of new friends – especially with the female explorers in the Teifi Unit!

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22nd July

22nd July 2006 by FreeSpirit

Today was the official opening for the jamboree – it was fantastic… there were 2500 on site. We outsung everyone, we had more flags, and after the formal opening, we all joined the band on stage for an hour and a half!

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21st July

21st July 2006 by FreeSpirit

Today was the official arrive day, France, Greece and Serbia are our nearest neighbours. Spent today building a massive gateway and the trip into Nis. Everyone is having fun.

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20th July… 5.30pm

20th July 2006 by FreeSpirit

Arrived in Serbia at about 6.30pm. Everyone is tired but buzzing! Our Serbian hosts are fantastic and mad. The temperature is in the mid 30’s. We’ve all settled in and we’re off swimming later.

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19th July… 6pm

19th July 2006 by FreeSpirit

Arrived in Hungary at about 4pm. The Journey and the flight were both very good. We’re now looking for a water stop to stock up for tonight. The 10 hour coach journey is now ahead.

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