8 Jul 2017
Sure, it's still just the beginning of the summer, but every serious ski enthusiast is already planning for next winter's skiing adventures, right? The number one best thing about the winter is snow and skiing/snowboarding, or possibly hiking through white forests... If you love the nature winter is a magical time because it looks as if you're walking through a mythical land, or a fairytale if you will.
My favourite place to go skiing is the alps because there you get both snow activities at their best and some wilderness as well as decent night life (for whomever wants). It's expensive, sure, but it's worth it! I have been to both St. Anton, which is on the Suiss side, and in Val Thorens which is French. Of the two I prefer St. Anton which feels more genuine and less of a crazy Ibiza-like party mountain. The skiing is great also in Val Thorens, but the general feel is much nicer in St Anton.
I am right now on the hunt for new ski gear, because the stuff I have is more than ten years old - it's really time for new skis and a new wear. It's exciting because this time of year you can make some really good catches online - all of last years collection is on sale and it's really fresch looking!
My next trip will probably be to St. Anton again, I love that place!
31 Aug 2015
World Scout Jamboree is a meeting, where scouts all over the world get together. Camping is most often arranged at the unit level, such as one Scout troop, but there are periodic camps (known in the US as "camporees") and "jamborees”. Since 1920 it has been a Jamboree every forth year, held over different places in the world. In the video from youtube we can see when it was in Sweden, This year, 2015, the Jamboree was held in Japan.
15 Aug 2015
In 1906 and 1907 Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant general in the British Army, wrote a book for boys about reconnaissance and scouting. Baden-Powell wrote Scouting for Boys (London, 1908), based on his earlier books about military scouting, with influence and support of Frederick Russell Burnham (Chief of Scouts in British Africa), Ernest Thompson Seton of the Woodcraft Indians, William Alexander Smith of the Boys' Brigade, and his publisher Pearson. In the summer of 1907 Baden-Powell held a camp on Brownsea Island in England to test ideas for his book. This camp and the publication of Scouting for Boys are generally regarded as the start of the Scout movement. Source: Wikipedia
Scouting or as its also called, the Scout movement, is a movement that wants to be there for young people and support them in their hysical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills. There is scouts everywhere over the world, and as of 2010, there are over 32 million registered Scouts and as of 2006 10 million registered Guidesaround the world, from 216 countries and territories. Scouting virtually started itself but it was triggered by the publication Scouting for Boys written by Robert Baden-Powell in 1908.