The British BBC reported on the 8th (local time) that British scouts who withdrew from Saemangeum, North Jeolla Province to Seoul are in a calming mood, saying that it is a “safe situation.”
Shannon Swaffer, who sent her 15-year-old daughter to the Jamboree, expressed her relief that her daughter had moved to Seoul and was staying in a “very safe” hotel.
Previously, she had been “catastrophe after disaster,” she said, but she was also “happy that it has now led to positive results.”
Previously, through foreign media, he had voiced concern, saying that the Jamboree would continue to experience heat at an unbearable level for both adults and children.
Swafer said that this time around 4,500 British crew members have been welcomed everywhere after coming to Seoul to escape the heat and poor facilities.
“She says her daughter says Koreans are incredibly kind,” she said. “She says people she doesn’t know come up to apologize and say thank you for coming.”
She also added, “She says the store gives discounts to scouts토토사이트, and the bakery donates cakes when she arrives at the hotel.”
Amy Hobson, whose 20-year-old son volunteered for the contest, made similar comments.
Paul Ford, whose 18-year-old daughter participated as a volunteer, also said that her daughter moved to a hotel in Incheon and that the facilities were “excellent.”
“They are happy to be able to leave a place where disaster struck,” he added, “but regret the missed opportunity to meet new people.”
At the same time, he also pointed out that “(the scouting organization) should be closely reviewed so that this does not happen again.”
Previously, Scouts in England spent about 3,500 pounds (5.88 million won) to participate in this competition, but Matt Hyde, head of the UK Scout Federation, said that much was covered by fundraising activities.
The UK is the largest participating country in the 2023 Saemangeum World Scout Jamboree, with over 40,000 participants.
The British decided to evacuate the campsite on the 4th at the Saemangeum site due to lack of shade, lack of food, poor sanitation, and insufficient medical service, and moved to a hotel in Seoul from the 5th.
Then, from 10 am on the 8th, as Typhoon Kanun moved north to the Korean Peninsula, all the Jamboree participants started emergency evacuation from the campsite.
South Korean media outlets described the event as a “national disgrace,” as the authorities failed to properly prepare it after spending a long time, the BBC said.