It was great to see so many of you on Monday, but for the few who were unable to make it and the rest of you who may have forgotten, here’s what we did and what we need you to do!
In Japan everyone will have a peg, much like this one
which is to allow us to see if you are ‘in’ or ‘out’ on our peg board. Those of you at the meeting were all given a peg, if you weren’t please let me know if you need me to get you one or if you can find one yourself. Each peg has to remain roughly that size( you have to bring it to Japan!) but we want you to personalise it – we just need to be able to quick know its yours (so name or initials please!) Matt has a prize for the best decorated peg at the next meeting, and we expect you to bring it with you to all future events.
There were some silly team building games – congratulations to the teams who resisted being poked while supporting each other and to team 2, the overall winners!
In Japan we’re expected to have a Unit performance (think camp fire song). As a unit you have until Saturday lunchtime of the February camp to chose and practice what you want to do, with ‘Heads, shoulders knees and toes’ being the back up if you can’t….
The gift giving culture in Japan is huge. We would like you to think of a small gift you could have as an individual to give to someone – up to around 50. As an example, Matt has found disposable cutlery sets with the union flag on, and Rish is taking paracord to make woggles in the UK colours. We’d also like any ideas you have for full unit gifts, either to give to someone like a tour guide or to share with a visiting unit.
The Japanese love business cards – even the Cubs have them! Design one to take with you. Think carefully about what information you want to put on it – do you want to set up a special Jamboree email to keep any contacts separate from your main email address?
We opened the first of the two letters we wrote at our first Unit meeting in Prestbury, and some people who weren’t there wrote their 8th day letter. If you have not written a letter to yourself, come and see one of us at the next meeting.
Something we’ll do again, an anonymous forum to ask questions, verbalise worries or just share something inspiring.
Those who are upset are living in the past, those who are anxious are living in the future. Those who are at peace are living in the present
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