August 2, 2010
The first couple of days were awesome! It seemed like this time would never get here. I actually began preparing for this trip in 2008. So, for over two years now I have been busy planning and getting ready for this memorable event and it has already been well worth the wait!
When we arrived on Monday, we set up our camp. We also had to set up our troop's "gateway." Our troops' gateway is modeled like a pirate ship. I have already met other boys from all over the United States, as well as boys from other coutries such as Puerto Rico and South Korea. In my first two days here, I have been busy with many activies, such as swapping Scout patches (a Jamboree tradition) and working on my fly fishing merit badge.
On Tuesday, I participated in the Mysterium Compass. This adventure taught all of us valuable lessons about teamwork, making the best of life's situations and how to strive to achieve our goals. I also participated in the Technology Quest as well. Here, we got to learn about and experience many of the latest technological innovations.
This is such a great time!