Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Once upon a time…

...A group of 23 youth and adults met at Camp Samac in Oshawa, Ontario to start the journey of a lifetime. Being a diverse group of individuals, from BC to Nova Scotia, they didn't know what they were getting into... and still don't. Coming together for four days, the camp had two goals: to get to know each other, and to cover the Discovery Phase of the Scouts of the World Award- each of which was a giant success.

We were warned travelling to South Africa had a number of risks and concerns for which we had to be prepared. Some of these preparations started months before by obtaining vaccinations, while others, including dehydration and lack of fibber to more serious risks associated with personal security, were covered in great detail at pre-camp. While the risks can be great, the security measures we have taken have reassured us and we are confident as a team in the environment we’ll be in.

If you have any questions, please comment below and we will try our hardest to answer them- timing and internet connection permitting. So please follow along on our epic adventure and we hope you have as much fun reading as we have doing.

Yours In Scouting,
Defending Mafikeng Contingent

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