P is for Pinkies!
Three, two, one: Summer! Oh yeah, it really felt like a countdown in the last days going through the last Staff training days, but now Summer season has officially kicked off! We had almost no time to wave goodbye to the Spring Pinkies that 33 new ones arrived with lots of excited faces, questions and enthusiasm!
The new Short Term Staff are coming from Ireland, Australia, Pakistan, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, UK, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, Georgia, South Africa, Spain, Singapore. Malta, Ghana, Finland and USA. Despite the light jet lags and some small issue with the weather which only recently turned into sunny and hot, they started off with two intense and funny weeks of training on June, 14th and they have been learning since. There is nothing left that they cannot do or do not know, and if so no worries there is plenty of Long Term Staff to give a hand! Fire fighting, hiking, climbing, In Camp Programme, cooking, laundry work, cleaning bathrooms... they are ready for all of you who will come and visit us in the next weeks.
Training has kept us all busy really, however in between sessions we find the time for a fantastic International Evening and also to follow the FIFA World Cup - South Africa 2010 games, to go around the village with painted faces and a few people to get sunburned during a hike - no worries nothing major just a reinforced Pinkie look! Staff traning was over just a day or two ago, all the STS have been sorted into departments and have been either working hands-on in Campsite, Programme and Chalet Service or enjoying a well deserved day off. The Staff Team counts now 64 Pinkies from various corners of the world, but this is not it, in fact we will soon welcome nine High Season Staff and 4 Snow & Ice Assistants who will join in for the busy times coming up.
While 'getting pumped up' for the end of Staff training and the glorious sunshine in the last days, we also welcommed our first guests from USA, UK, Germany, Scotland, Denmark and Norway. It is great to have so many people around and we are looking forward for more to come!
So, when are you all arriving at KISC? Everything ready? I bet you are all totally excited about your camp at KISC. That you are just two or three people or a big group it doesn't really matter - get in touch with other Scouts and Guides from all over the world on our forum! You can organise activities together or just get to know each other and something about the countries you come from - real International Friendship during your stay at the Permanent Mini-Jamboree!
Come and live your dream!
Luisa Fontanazza (IT)27.06.2010
PR & MArketing Assistant