“I came up to Seoul yesterday because I couldn’t stay in the camping tent because of the heat.”
The face of British scout member A (14), whom we met at a large shopping mall in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 6th, was reddened by the strong sunlight. It was easy to see foreign teenagers wearing scout scarves in restaurants, cafes, shops, and movie theaters around Myeong-dong, including here. Several scouts’ legs were mottled with insect bites.
The delegation, which withdrew early from the Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree camp in Buan-gun, Jeollabuk-do, continued the rest of the schedule by resting in Seoul and elsewhere that day. The UK, which dispatched 4,500 people, the largest number of participants, stayed at several hotels in Yongsan-gu, Gangnam-gu, Jongno-gu, Jung-gu, and Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province from the previous day. The US delegation departed for Camp Humphreys, the US military base in Pyeongtaek, on the same day. The Singapore delegation will stay at the Korea Water Resources Corporation Human Resources Development Center.
Most of the crew members I met that day 토토사이트smiled and said, “It was difficult, but I’m fine now.” Group B (15) from England also said, “The food and bathrooms were fine, but the heat was difficult.”
There was also confusion as the sudden decision to leave early was made for safety reasons. On this day, several members of the crew who came to Seoul spent their time shopping because no alternative cultural experience schedule had been set. Group A said, “This is our first Jamboree, and it’s a pity to spend time at the shopping mall.”
Citizens who came out on a weekend outing also expressed their regret to see those who came to Seoul due to the sweltering heat, poor facilities, and insufficient progress. Mr. Han (51) said, “Maybe it’s because they suffered a lot from the heat, but there are no bright children and they all look tired.” Mr. Kim (48), a parent, said, “There were a lot of people at lunch, but there were not enough seats, so the children were sitting on the floor.” said.
In response, the Seoul Metropolitan Government has prepared various cultural and historical programs. First of all, the city tour bus night view course operation program was operated for British crew members in Seoul. About 200 British volunteers took a city tour bus and toured major attractions in Seoul, including Banpo Bridge, N Seoul Tower, Namdaemun Market, and Cheonggye Plaza.
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon met with British Scout Federation representative Matt Hyde and Gareth Weir, deputy secretary of the British Embassy in Korea, to discuss support measures. At this meeting, the British side asked for a place to share for scouts staying in the metropolitan area. In response, Mayor Oh replied that he would review places such as Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, and Yeouido Hangang Park. They are also looking for large gyms and university auditoriums. In addition, support is provided to perform in Hongdae, the mecca of busking.
In addition, the city supports members to participate in summer events such as Seoul Summer Beach at Gwanghwamun Square and Noop Con at Hangang Park in Yeouido. There is also a Seoul Night View Challenge program that climbs Mt. Bukak and Mt. Inwang. If you wish to camp, consider providing part of Yeouido Hangang Park.