Cubs at the Jamboree
Wed, 17 Jun 1992 13:55:00 EDT
The Jamboree is a great adventure--I attended one as a Scout, one as a
newspaper reporter, and two on the staff. Everyone had lost of Cub Scouts
as visitors. (Noticed that I misspelled lots, but maybe that was a Freudian
slip since a fair number of them ended up lost.) I often questioned the
value of bringing a group of Cubs to visit when there were few activities in
which they could participate (but lots to watch).
As my two sons put it "How long will we drive? How long will we be there?"
Then check to see if they are in balance -- I don't know your distance from
the Jamboree site. Trying to camp or find housing in the Jamboree area is
usually very difficult.
Again, from my two sons, they would prefer to attend a nearby event in which
they could participate (Webelos Campout with a troop, a district camporee
with Webelos activities, etc) than a more spectacular one a bit farther away
for which they were only observers.
They come in all sizes and shapes, but it seems like many of the Cub groups
were there for the parents rather than the boys.
Jim Sleezer, unit commissioner Bitnet: JHS8@PSUVM
currently Juniata Valley Council (PA) Internet: JHS8@PSUVM.PSU.EDU
moving to Will Rogers Council (OK) Fax & Voice: (814) 231-2650
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City