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Lord Baden-Powell Society

Abigail Adventures to AJ2019

Like many, Abigail’s memories of her adventure to AJ2019 are shrouded in dust. But there are still some incredible bits that made it worthwhile for her.


Dear Lord Baden-Powell Society,

I would like to say a big thank you for the funding that you granted to me. This, along with lots, and I mean lots, of Bunnings Sausage Sizzles, allowed me to raise the funds to go to the 25th Australian Jamboree. It was more than I could have imagined. All the friends I made became more like family as the Jamboree went on. I found one of my old friends from seven years ago that I had lost contact with, who was also at the Jamboree. One of my cousins from Victoria was there too. My favourite things about Jamboree were making new friends, Metro Mania and Bang. Bang was probably my favourite because I was able to use a gun because I’ve never used or held a real gun in my life before!

I hated the dust. There was too much dust on everything. My mum was helping at the Contingent Tent where they made a song which they sang in the Meal Tent. That song really summed up the Jamboree!

“That’s a Tailem

For a meal you can trust that is covered in dust, that’s a Tailem

If you hit a tent peg and it bends like your leg, that’s a Tailem

Dust will blow, trees can’t grow, it won’t snow, rocks aplenty

With a brand new racetrack and a runway tarmac, badge swopping’s trendy.”

It goes on and on, but I’m sure you have heard it.

Thank you again,