Re: 1993 National Jamboree
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Wed, 18 Dec 1991 14:29:00 EDT
Don et all....
Don is right about the rush-rush of the Jamboree...it is not so much of a
problem in being there, because there are lot of schelduled (and impromptued
un-scheuldued) events going on....but its the plane, bus, train (and/or
combinations thereof) trip(s) to and from the Jamboree.
The Medical staff is great, but when you have volunteers, expect few.
For the 1985 Jamboree, they relied heavily on a Army Reserve MASH unit and
paramedical Explorers from three emergency service posts to treat and
evac many Scouts...and as Don mentioned in a earlier message, during this
Jamboree, Hurricane Bob came whipping up the coast, dumping rain and extremely
high winds over the entire site, putting everything to a dead stop except
the Apple computer bag line (and someone said that there should be another
point added to the Scout Law: a Scout is Stubborn!)!! This caused lots more
injuries than normal and enocuraged lots of Scouts to put into action those
first aid skills that they learned(?) as Scouts.
There *should* be a requirement that states that Scouts should have a summer
camp experience before the Jamboree...but in reality, money speaks. If you have
four Scouts wanting to go, three without the summercamp experience but with
the money and one with the summercamp experience and only the deposit to pay,
who, if YOU were the Council's "staff member assigned to the Jamboree" or the
volunteer Council Jamboree chair?? (and particularily since the national office
sends your boss, the SE/CE a status sheet every month showing the number fo
Scouts paid and the number requesting to go???)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City