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Upper Hutt Leader : September 21st 2011
5 UPPER HUTT LEADER, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Better already. No contest. 5 In terms of patient recovery, our designer rooms are definitely something to write home about. However, having family around as patients recover is a much bigger plus. We know and understand it's the small things that leave a lasting impression. Talk to your doctor about coming to Boulcott, call us on 569 7555 or visit www.boulcotthospital.co.nz. 2150018BY Dedicated To Your Pet's Wellbeing! UPPER HUTT VETERINARY HOSPITAL & CATTERY 578 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Tel: 528 4788 We believe in providing professional service without costly price tags. Come in and see us today: you'll notice the difference! Going Away for Christmas? Haven't Found that home away from home for your Cats to stay? We are taking bookings for Christmas and New Years now. Spacious and sunny rooms. Dedicated Staff and competitive pricing. 1 & 2 October 9am - 5pm Artists' pro les, images and maps at: www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/artstrail TAKE HOME REAL NZ ART! 60 Artists in their Studios Explore Art & Artisans Fairs Ótaki to Paekákáriki Have fun, take the train Information / schedules at www. tranzmetro. co.nz Licenced + BYO Wine Only 92 Main Street, Upper Hutt • Ph: 04 527 9285 Long established Indian restaurant Upper Hutt's GREAT VALUE LUNCHES curry, rice and naan Just $8 3703285AH LUNCH: Wed-Fri 12-2pm DINNER: Tue-Sun 5pm-late Conditions apply Only valid with this advert & for a limited time only - 30 September 2011 Leader back from World Jamboree Gerald Carter: Wearing the New Zealand jamboree contingent uniform. 161 countries present Gerald Carter, a Venturer Scout leader with St Joseph's Scout group in Upper Hutt, has returned from the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden. The Kiwi contingent of eight teens aged 14 to 18, and 12 leaders, joined more than 39,000 others from 161 countries for the 12-day event at Rinkaby in the south of Sweden. On the way to jamboree, the group enjoyed a two-day stopover in Hong Kong and four days in London. After the jamboree, they had a two-day homestay in Vasteras, a city six hours' drive north of the jamboree site and an hour away from Stockholm, before their 40-hour return trip to New Zealand. A mere eight times bigger than the New Zealand jamboree held near Hamilton earlier this year, the World Jamboree became the fourth largest city in southern Sweden -- an event bigger than the Olympics. About 10,000 leaders were used to deliver the prog- ramme, a mixture of patrol activi- ties and free-choice activities based on the three concepts of meetings, nature and solidarity. With a jamboree theme of Simply Scouting'', many contin- gents used pioneering to construct high gateways and tall flagpoles out of rope and pine spars (a fea- ture of New Zealand jamborees before Resource Management Act restrictions on height were introduced). The opening ceremony on July 28 saw all 39,000 participants gather around a huge stage dur- ing two hours for an opening show to celebrate with solidarity, fun and friendship -- the hallmarks of scouting for more than 100 years. A minute's silence was held for the victims of the recent massacre in Norway. The next days, all scouts were rostered away from jamboree to spend 24 hours camping with scout troops from Sweden, Den- mark or Norway. The Kiwi patrol was hosted by a Norwegian troop, participating in activities such as canoeing on a pristine lake, fishing, swimming, pioneering, games and a campfire. In exchange, the Kiwis hosted the Norwegian scouts when they visited the jamboree site for cul- tural day. The Kiwi contingent performed the poi to Pokare- kareana, the national anthem and haka three times, with faces made up for the occasion. Almost 48,000 enjoyed the concert on the huge stage that night. Among the video clips on the big screens and per- formances by rock bands, skydivers and motorcross stunt riders, was the song I'm Changing the World Today . . . written especially for jamboree. The scouts were responsible for planning their own menu and buy- ing food for their patrol from onsite marquee supermarkets with debit cards, loaded with points rather than cash. They had to cook their food as well, and recycle packaging and the like into seven categories afterwards. We can't forget the badge swapping or the thousands (literally) who were turned away without swapping for one of the 20 New Zealand scarves available,'' Mr Carter says. Queuing was a daily occurrence, whether for the showers, the bank, the trading post or the post office. Sweden produced a sheet of 10 different jamboree stamps that could only be used on mail sent from the site. With daylight from 4am till 10.30pm, the Kiwis had plenty of time to make new friends from many other countries. They heard many other languages, tried different dishes and experienced fika'' -- the Swedish habit of coffee and cake. All too soon, the 12-day event was over. The two-hour closing ceremony on the relocated huge stage included the dropping of the 161 nations flags, the scout prom- ise read by scouts in several differ- ent languages, an address by the King of Sweden, the launch of Scouts as messengers of peace'', the band Europe playing The Final Countdown, 39,000 singing the jamboree song and a massive fireworks display, choreographed to music. There are 30 million scouts around the world and after sev- eral years of decline, numbers are growing rapidly in New Zealand (a 5 per cent increase in 2010) and in other countries. Held every four years, the last (centennial) World Jamboree was in England in 2007 and the next will be in Japan in 2015. Mr Carter says scouts should start saving now to attend it.
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