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International Village Cultural Experience

Come, experience, enjoy! New cultural activities every morning and afternoon in the International Village Assembly tent. International guest groups will share their culture with fun learning in several areas or zones.

Activity Zones 

Photo Zone - dress in traditional costumes, take photos with new friends
Activity Zone - be a part of an exciting cultural activity
Play Zone - traditional games with custom-made badges/cultural items for prizes
Story & Honor Zone - be inspired by stories of faith & courage, or try a new honor
Performance Zone - watch and/or participate in traditional arts, music, & fun activities

Schedule (subject to change)    Divisions Featured                                
August 14, Weds 9h30-11h30     Trans-European, Euro-Asian, MENA          
August 14, Weds 14h30-16h30   Inter-American & Southern Asia
August 15, Thurs 9h30-11h30     N Asia-Pacific, S Asia-Pacific, South Pacific           
August 15, Thurs 14h30-16h30   S American & S Africa Indian Ocean         
August 16, Fri 9h30-11h30          West Africa & East Africa            
August 16, Fri 14h30-16h30       TBD       
August 17, Sab 14h30-16h30     TBD - Sabbath Special     

How to Prepare a Cultural Activity

International groups with 15 or more creative people and a desire to share a little fun learning about their culture are invited to submit a proposal by email to no later than May 1, 2019.  In the email, include answers to all of these questions:

  • What is the group leaders name, email, cell phone, and mail address?
  • What is the name of the person whose name appears in the ticket registration?  Include the registration number to be clear.
  • After reviewing the suggested activity zones above, what activities do you propose that reflect your culture?
  • If you will be doing part or all of an honor from your division, what is the name of this honor?  (This is optional.)
  • What equipment will you be bringing, if any?  
  • What would you like to be able to use while leading this activity? e.g. computer projector and screen (bring your own laptop)

What to Expect

  • Expect 100-200 participants every hour. Assign a team member to welcome and direct to activities that are open.
  • Set up one hour before your activity starts. Please clean up afterward, leaving the area cleaner than you found it. 
  • No food. It could be confiscated by customs, we cannot provide cooking gear, and allergies are problematic. 
  • No vending. You may see Wanda Poole Ferguson in Hangar A, if you have something to sell. Only Hangar A sells retail items.
  • No electricity. You are welcome to use your own laptops to share illustrations, videos, music at one or more of their stations.
  • No change booth. Any outfits or costumes must fit over what pathfinders are wearing, so no privacy needed.
  • Adequate supervision. Staff with at least 2 persons at each activity, who speak English.
  • At least 4 activities, one for each zone listed. 10 tables and 100 chairs will be available in a tent 40 ft. x 60 ft.  You can arrange the tables and chairs in any way, but please return them to where you found them as you leave.


Get Your Questions Answered

Stop by the International Village help desk in/near the Assembly Tent any time before your activity if you have questions about your set up.  We will do our best to accommodate requests for simple items such as a tarp or rope, a bucket or a cloth, possibly some photo copies. Plan to bring anything else with you – keep it simple, this is not meant to cost a lot.

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