Uruguay: Grupo Scout Nº 996 “Padre Juan Bonmesadri”
Hello, we are a scout group from Uruguay that is participating for the first time in the JOTT.
Our Troop is called “Malopo” and we are part of the Scout Group Nº 996 “Padre Juan Bonmesadri”. The event took place in Montevideo. We walked from our group to the beach “Punta Espinillo”, which is a distance of 24 km.
When we reached our destination we seized the opportunity to teach camouflage and talk about the scout law. We also gave the patrol leaders theirs white bars in a very nice ceremony bay the river. We returned to our group place by bus.
It was a very rewarding experience for all the troop members. We are looking forward to the next JOTT!
Australia: 1st Albion Park, New South Wales
For our 2nd JOTT, we invited the cubs along with the scouts. We headed back to Barren Grounds State Recreation Area but decided to trial a different trail this year. Our group consisted of 3 Leaders; 5 Scouts; 4 Cubs and 5 parents. We headed out from the picnic area and onto Griffiths Trail which would take us to our destination of Flying Fox Pass. It was a gloriously sunny day with however a chill in the air – it was quite cold in the shady areas of the trail. A lot of recent rain also made the track challenging for some. Once we reached Flying Fox Pass the cubs and scouts explored the area for the remnants of the old flying fox used by loggers to retrieve cedar logs and supplies form the valley below. After a drink and a snack we made our way back to the picnic area for lunch. After lunch we made our way to the Illawarra Lookout to take I the brilliant scenery before making our way home.