Jamboree 2008 is in Tara, near Warragamba Dam and lasts from 27th September to 6th October. They ran from 1966 as ‘musters’ but the name was changed in 2001 to bring NSW into line with the other Guiding groups.
They’re held every two years unless there’s an international Jamboree happening and the kids love them! It’s a lot of work for the leaders and I’d like to put on record just how much us parents appreciate what they do for our kids, mostly entirely free of charge to us but often at high cost the them!!
This year the eldest daughter is supposed to be leading the singing of the National Anthem *and* the ‘World Song’ but the unfortunate sort of clash over dates that happen from time to time sees her having to take her black belt exam for Tae-Kwon-Do at the same time as she should be arriving at camp!! Erk!
We’re hoping we can encourage the examiners to test her early to allow us time to belt off (hah!!) to Tara and get her there on time. These things happen.
Still, either way we can look forwards to nine days of peace… and she can look forward to nine days of intense, if exhausting, fun and games.