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AJ2010

22nd Australian Jamboree 2010 :: The summer of your life

The reason that I have been quiet for a few weeks is that I have been off with K at AJ2010 in Cataract Park, Sydney, NSW. I’ll write up a bit more during this week, but will link to a few interesting items to give you an idea of what happened. Starting of with my AJ2010 Photo set on Flickr.

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JNN Sauce

Where In AJ2010 is Kobi?

A typical troop Troop 0404 from Blackwood, South Australia – Troop 0404, AJ2010 Then there was the geocaching Jamboree Scout Geocacher Get Together – AJ2010, and Scouts, Why Knot?.

Art vs Science played the closing ceremony resulting in many Scouts singing ‘Parlez-Vous Francais?’ for the next 24 hours!

And to follow AJ2010 – Be prepared for 2013 (2010-Jan-14) [Illawarra Mercury]
Which will be available via aj2013.scouts.com.au

LINKS:
* AJ2010 Jamboree Website
* JNN Daily JNN Daily is a newspaper circulated daily to all sub camps.
* AJ2010 – 22nd Australian Scout Jamboree [Facebook]
* ScoutsAJ2010’s Channel [YouTube]
* ScoutsAJ2010 [Flickr]
* Victorian Contingent to AJ2010 – Cataract Scout Park, NSW
* Victorian Contingent Pages [WikiSpaces]

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Mafia Game

A circle game I saw being played at AJ2010 during the City Tour bus queuing process;

Photo Credit: Mafia by albertopveiga

Mafia
The more players the better!

All the Scouts sit in a circle. One person (Leader) is “the lookout” and stays out of the circle. The lookout now says “it’s night time!” and everyone shuts their eyes and puts their head down to their lap. All players are “asleep” with their heads down and eyes closed. The lookout then walks around the circle letting everyone selecting the following by tapping them on the head;

3 x Mafia
1 x Doctor
1 x Secret Agent

The lookout chooses the 3 Mafia first and says “Mafia wake up”. The Mafia players raise their head and the lookout confirms that they are who was chosen. The Mafia players can also see who else is Mafia. The lookout says “Mafia back to sleep”

The lookout chooses the a Doctor next and says “Doctor wake up”. The Doctor player raises their head and the lookout confirms that they are who was chosen. The lookout says “Doctor back to sleep”

The lookout chooses the a Secret Agent next and says “Secret Agent wake up”. The Secret Agent player raises their head and the lookout confirms that they are who was chosen. The lookout says “Secret Agent back to sleep”

It is important they don’t tell anyone who they are.

Everyone else in the circle is a villager.

The lookout now says, “wake up!” and everyone can raise their heads.

===repeat point===

Night Time
The lookout then says, “its night time!” and everyone lowers their heads again.

The lookout calls “Mafia wake up!”. When the Mafia’s heads are up, the mafia can point to one person (traget), the person they point to is automatically “Dead” and out of the game. The lookout calls “Mafia go to sleep!”.

The lookout calls “Doctor wake up!”. When the Doctor’s head is up, the lookout asks “Who are you going to save tonight?” The Doctor can point to one person and that person is safe from the Mafia for this round. The lookout calls “Doctor go to sleep!”.

The lookout calls “Secret Agent wake up!”. When the Secret Agent’s head is up, the lookout asks “Who do you think is Mafia?” The Secret Agent can point to one person, if they have pointed out a Mafia that Mafia is eliminated from the game (dead). If not the lookout says no they are not Mafia. The lookout calls “Secret Agent go to sleep!”.

Morning
The lookout now says, “Morning breaks!”

If the Doctor saved a person that Mafia wanted to kill then the lookout says “It’s a nice day”. If not, the lookout says to whoever the Mafia pointed at: “You’re dead” {Having a narrator who makes up good death stories is plus.}

TRIAL: The lookout then goes around the circle and asks each person accuse someone of being in the Mafia. The three people with the most accusations go on trial. First off the accused can speak in their defence “I didn’t do it!”. Everyone who is still alive votes and the person with the most votes is out (killed). The lookout then asks “were you villager of Mafia?” and the eliminated person answers.

The lookout then says, “its night time!” {back to the repeat point}

The objective is to have the Secret Agent or villagers to identify all 3 of the Mafia, if this happens the Mafia has lost. If the Mafia kill everyone, the Mafia has won.

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ScoutLinks January-2010

“Leave this world a little better than you found it.”
— Baden-Powell’s Last Message (1945)

FEB 2010 BSA Cub Scout Theme: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BSA
It’s time to celebrate with a big birthday bash. Boy Scouts of America is 100 years old this year. Learn the history of how Scouting came to the United States. Find out about those who have given us this great Scouting legacy such as Daniel Carter Beard, James E. West, Ernest Thompson Seton, Waite Phillips, and W. D. Boyce. Let’s play birthday games, make party decorations, and have birthday cake for our blue and gold banquet.

Scouting magazine
January-February 2010 issue of Scouting magazine

Boy’s Life Magazine
Links found in January 2010 Boys’ Life magazine

UK Scouting Magazine
UK Scouting Magazine

Western Australian Scout eNews
Chief’s Corner – January 2010

AJ2010
22nd Australian Jamboree 2010 :: The summer of your life
* AJ2010 Jamboree Website
* AJ2010 – 22nd Australian Scout Jamboree is on Facebook
* ScoutsAJ2010’s Channel [YouTube]
* Victorian Contingent to AJ2010 – Cataract Scout Park, NSW

The Dump
This month my featured book from “The Dump” Resources For Scouting is; tbc

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