Photo of the Week – 31 July 2011

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NB: This edition of ‘Photo of the Week’ was posted after returning from the Jamboree.

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This Week’s Photo

One of my favourite photos I’ve ever taken, this shot of fellow Berkshire Jamboreer Daniel Thomas shows how friendships (however short-lived) can be made so quickly at the Jamboree. Taken on Wednesday (27 July), the day we arrived, we quickly got chatting to groups of Scouts from around the world, who were very quick to interact back (as seen in the pinching of Daniel’s cheek).

There were, as I’m sure you can imagine, great photos from the rest of the week – the day we spent on the streets of Copenhagen, the UK Contingent send-off party, the Jamboree Opening Ceremony, and the sunset and campfire at the Camp in Camp. But none of those symbolise the point of the Jamboree, to me at least, as much as this one, so that’s why it beat the rest to become this week’s Photo of the Week.

To read my full diary from my trip to Denmark, Sweden, and Finland (which was published in late August 2011) click here. Or, to find out about how Daniel Thomas became the thirty-sixth member of the Berkshire Jamboree team, click here.


About ‘Photo of the Week’

Every Sunday, I post a photograph taken at some point during the previous seven days. I know that many of the photos featured will not be of enviable quality or stunningly artistic composition, but then the aim is mainly to give me something to nostalgically look back over at the end of the year.

Catch up with photos featured in previous weeks by clicking here.


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Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.