|On Saturday, the 25th of July, the camp
organized for the "Country Fair". Each contingent had a booth at
which it could present a game, craft or food which represented its area.
Because it was a Saturday, we had a huge crowd - not just the Scouts from
the Jamborette, but also younger Scouts from the Satellite Camp across the
Castle road, and hundreds of visitors.
Each contingent is given a handful of "Atholls", the local currency which has no exchange rate except to be traded in at each booth for the wares provided by that contingent. Half of each contingent were given the Atholls to spend, and the other half manned the booth. After a while they switched, and the first group got to spend the Atholls they earned. Periodically a Tax Collector came around to collect excess Atholls and prevent hoarding. Predictably, the fair ended with hyperinflation, as the Atholls became essentially worthless for the next two years. We had beautiful weather for the day, and a Good Time was had by all.
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