One year ago, I returned home from the best summer of my life. Over 21 days, I made new international friends, learnt about different cultures and was able to share my stories. Since my return a year ago I have been on a reunion camp, raised funds for EJ2020 (let’s not talk about that), met up with my Shropshire friends, been on a day trip to Poland, become Maths captain, written some more blog posts, been in lock down and finished year 12. I am still so grateful that it was COVID-19 and not COVID-18 but I never expected a year after returning from WSJ the world would be a completely different place.
I can’t quite believe that in 365 days I’ll be at the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. It’s quite an exciting prospect but also daunting at the same time. Between now and then I’ve still got to fundraise the rest of my fee, pack (and you know how I like to be prepared!), choose all the extra kit I want, take my GCSE exams and complete my personal development goals.
My top tip for today is now that the summer has arrived so have the sales. It’s a good time to buy cheap summer clothes ready for next year’s adventure.
My summer holidays have officially started and I’m looking forward to going on plenty of adventures, I’m hoping to share some of them with you. In the meantime I need to go and play with my new kitten.