Saturday, 12 January 2013

Goodbye from AJ2013

These words have been flashing up on the main road all day. It is a sign that all things must come to an end.

As much as it is hard to imagine, 11 days on excitement, challenges, meeting new people and just pure fun have been had here at AJ2013.

Where else can you find over 8,000 youth members all gathered and being looked after by 3,000+ leaders and helpers. The spirit was huge, the days were long but all in all there was a smile on everyones face each and everyday.

This Jamboree has been a success in so many ways and if it weren't for those that gave up their time to be with all those tremendous kids this would never happen. Three years of planning all comes down to two weeks of amazing fun and joy.

The memories of things that have come to pass will long remain in the minds of those that attended. If every Scout and Leader goes home with at least two magical moments then our job as leaders and organisers have been achieved.

For some that attend it will be their first and last Jamboree, others will move on to the Venturer Section and experience new and exciting things as they continue their Scouting lives. For those that leave us, we know that what you have attained here in these two weeks will provide you with a strong core of values and understanding of others. You should all be very proud of what you have achieved  Look back and see how you started Jamboree and then look at what you did by the end of it. Are you different? You certainly are.

We wish you all well for the coming years and hope to see your faces at the 24th Australian Scout Jamboree in 2016 at Cataract Park, NSW.

1 comment:

  1. Our scouts arrived home in Wollongong this morning, tired but very, very happy. Thank you so much for all your efforts in staging AJ2013. The kids had a truly great time and will never forget it.


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