Re: 1993 National Jamboree
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 18 Dec 1991 13:51:09 EST
Just one more (last?) thought on YOUNGER scouts going on a JAMBO trip.
The scout should have experienced at least one summer camp, or other
TREK away from home and family. A homesick scout can really mess up
a trip for the SM and even other scouts if the SM or ASM has to spend
too much time on the problems. A three week trip from California or Iowa
to A.P. Hill is a bit different than weekends at camp, or even summer
CAMP with Dad as the Asm, of even a family Canoe trip in Canada.
If you have leaders experienced in dealing with homesickness, and such
others as BUS sickness, AIR sickness etc, they can often take care of the
problems. It should be no problem for a ARROW of Light WEBELOS, to be
first class before the jamboree, but first class by itself, may not
prepare him for the trip, and the somewhat high energy RUSH RUSH of
the side tours, BOX lunches, maybe millitary baracks along the way,
and even other scouts that want to go home, and/or throw up on the BUS.
This may sound overly pesimistic, but perhaps someone may be able to
provide additional back ground from the kinds of things enoucntered
by first aid at the jambo, and/or the medical staff. The Scout needs
to be ready, willing and able to survive "on his own" in a sea of
Don Izard, scouter
and a JAMBO going guy
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City