Besides, its nice to have the badges to show off to share with other scouts of the world your achievement.
Yes, the jamboree is a long time from now 3 years ?
But the main challenge is FINANCES.
Its not going to be easy to stay motivated, but if and when you do, it will come easier.
You will have parents/friends/relatives who MAY discourage you...
“SPEND SO MUCH FOR A SCOUT CAMP!”
“14 days = RM 8000! Where got worth it..”
“Go Malaysian jamboree enough laa...”
So..the key thing is always ask yourself
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO TO A WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
(this of course is a topic for a different discussion)
When you found that answer, remind yourself everyday.
Tips: Put up posters of the 2011 WSJ (as far as we know, promotional material is just out fresh from oven).. visual reminders on your wall
Talk to people who have been to the WSJ before. Well, if they give you bad impressions...chances are..the problem might be them. 95% of scouts who have been to the WSJ described it as a life changing experience. For the better, of course.
If can, ask them to show you their WSJ photos or badges or souvenirs.
Search and read of WSJ history (this may be boring to some people)... Like here:
Be the best scout you can be. This doesn’t need further description.
Foragecap is a 2 times world jamboree participant, for more information, u can direct email to foragecap AT hotmail DOT com
(tips by FORAGECAP @2008. DIS, PL4)