Thur. Dec. 29, 1955 Jamboree

Published by at 6:54 am under 1955,Dec. 29

Miles Today – 0. Miles to Date – 1182

Woke up to what sounded like bells but were birds. Crazy morse code birds.

It finally stopped raining but got very hot. The muck was everywhere. As luck would have it, this is the most rain Australia has had in 83 years. Mud everywhere. My new patent leather shoes are ruined.

On the first day of the jamboree we got our gate up and our campsite fairly decent.
Everybody wants to trade with us – badges, woggles etc., so our supply is running low.

Man, are there ever a lot of guys here – 17,000 and most of them Australian. The accent is terrific.

We are in the 5th Sandringham Troop as a part of the Victora contingent.
They are a real terrific bunch. We traded a lot.

Tomorrow, the Jamboree officially opens and we hope the mud dries up by then.

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