National Jamboree - For Cubs?
Mike Box (MBOX@VTVM1.BITNET)
Wed, 17 Jun 1992 08:46:37 EDT
My name is Mike Box. I am an Eagle Scout (Class of 72). I have been involved
with Scouting most of my life, serving as Asst. Scoutmaster, Asst. Cubmaster,
Committee Chairman, and now Cubmaster of Pack 145, Christiansburg, VA, New
River Valley District, Blue Ridge Mountain Council, BSA.
I have been a silent reader of this list for two years, sharing your ideas with
other Scouters. (Yes, I know that I breeched the stated protocol, but I don't
have a "bulletinboard" personality.) 8-) Thank you for all of those ideas
and discussions of topics that concern us all. I'm sure that I am but one of
a large silent R/O group.
Now I break my silence to pose a question (you guessed it, right?). 8-)
I would like to take a group of Cubs and parents to the BSA National Jamboree
as a group of public visitors. Never having the good fortune to attend a
Jamboree, I do not know what to expect. I realize that the camping experience
of the Jamboree is for Boy Scouts, not Cubs.
Is the Jamboree an environment conducive for Cub Scouts as visitors?
Are there activity stations where Cubs and parents could be involved?
Where can I get an itinerary of planned/scheduled events and activities?
Which day would be the best day to attend?
My goal is to provide these Cubs a day of fun, full of BSA experiences, that
will excite them as Cub Scouts *AND* encourage them to become Boy Scouts. If
you feel that my goal cannot be realized by visiting the Jamboree, please voice
your concerns. If I am "on the right track", any and all Jamboree information
would be appreciated.
I solicit your opinions and your ideas.
Thank you in advance.
Mike Box, Cubmaster
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