“I’m on the phone with my parents once a day. They were very worried at the Saemangeum Jamboree site, but after coming to the Seoul hotel, they seem to be less concerned.”
In the early afternoon of the 10th, when Typhoon No. 6 ‘Kanun’ landed and it was raining and windy. The image of the Qatar Scouts, who did not show signs of fatigue even in the inclement weather of rain, was energetic and attracted attention. They guarded the campsite of the ‘2023
Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree’ until the 8th, and came to the Seoul Dragon City Hotel to avoid Typhoon Kanun No. 6. The Qatar crew members we met here said in unison, “We are having a very happy time now.” A person in charge of the hotel also said, “The staff say ‘the facilities are so good'” and “I’m happy to see them happy.” Selet (18), a Qatari crew member who was returning from shopping for food at Yongsan I’Park Mall near the hotel, said, “I went to the Jamboree expecting to make friends from various countries, but I was bitten by insects and had a hectic day because of the hot weather. “I was very tired, but after coming to the hotel in Seoul, I completely recovered,” he said.
In Doha, the capital of Qatar, the recent weather is hot enough to reach 40-44 degrees, but the members explained that it was difficult at the Saemangeum Jamboree site as the hot weather continued. Hemit-gun (15), another crew member from Qatar, said,먹튀검증 “The Jamboree site was so hot and tiring. I was bitten by a lot of insects, but I still have marks all over my body.” There’s a shopping mall nearby, and it’s nice to be able to eat delicious food on a soft bed.”
About 30 Qatari personnel are staying at this hotel. He plans to return to Korea on the 14th after enjoying the facilities inside the hotel and nearby facilities. When asked, “Do you have any regrets about not being able to go around because of the rain?”, they replied, “There are all kinds of things to enjoy inside the hotel, and you can go to the nearby shopping malls, so I am very happy with this.” Qatar’s national team leader said, “It’s raining, but I’m not worried because everyone is staying indoors.”
In addition to the Qatari national team, hundreds of British scouts were also staying at the hotel. Britain, the ‘largest participating country in the Jamboree’, which dispatched 4,500 people, decided to leave early due to lack of shade, inadequate food, poor hygiene, and insufficient medical service at the Jamboree site, and moved to a hotel in Seoul on the 5th. The British members we encountered that day were preparing to move to the indoor program experience place wearing raincoats.
On the first floor of the hotel lobby, the ‘Gloucester Medical Center’, a treatment space for Jamboree members, was prepared. ‘Gloucester’ is named after a British military unit that participated in the Korean War, and the Medical Center provides dermatological treatment, such as insect bites and burns, as well as family medicine. Interpreters, officials from the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, and UK Jamboree nurses are resident. On the 8th when the operation started, 23 British and 3 Qatari members were treated. An official from the Ministry of Veterans Affairs said, “Most of them came because they were injured or bitten by insects at the campsite.”
Voices of support and encouragement continued among the citizens who faced them.
Mr. Kim (29), a resident of Yongsan-gu, said, “My younger brother has just entered high school, so I feel more affection when I see my younger friends.” I regret buying it.” Another resident, Mr. Kwon (43), said, “I feel sorry for my son and daughter, but I want to buy them a snack, but I couldn’t do that because I was afraid I would be in the way.”
A taxi driver surnamed Lee (64), whom I met nearby, said, “I want to do my best to treat the crew members well if they ever get on board.” Another taxi driver, Mr. Kim (57), also said, “We (drivers) eat together at the driver’s cafeteria and talk about things like ‘If the Jamboree members get on board, we should treat them well'”.
Meanwhile, the day before, the government and the World Scout Jamboree Organizing Committee announced that the Jamboree activities operated in eight cities and provinces would be converted into indoor programs as observations emerged that Kanun would penetrate the Korean Peninsula. Accordingly, performances and exhibitions, indoor sports activities, and field trips to high-tech industries will be held.