Mike Schatzberg (Mike_Schatzberg.Q_Z@M1MAIL.SBI.COM)
Thu, 6 Aug 1992 14:17:22 LCL
Reply to: RE>jamboree
Jim Camp expresses dismay at the cost of working at the National Jamboree.
Attending a National Jamboree, whether as staff or just as an attendee is
certainly expensive. There is, however, a big difference in price between the
attendee and staff fees.
Here in Essex Council, New Jersey, youth attendees will pay $795. This
includes r/t bus transportation, stopover in Washington, DC (at a hotel), new
tents and cook gear, T-shirts, duffle bag, pre-jambo training weekend, food and
Jambo fees. Attendees must prepare their own meals and set up their tent site.
On the other hand, youth staff would pay only $197.50, which includes all meals
and housing. Youth staff are responsible for r/t transportation and uniforms.
Youth staff only works part-time and has days off to enjoy the Jambo. While
they will work their tails off, I think they will enjoy doing it. In 1989, I
spent at least 12 hours/day working on Jamboree Today (the newspaper) and
consider it an experience I'll remember all of my life. My fee as an adult is
twice the youth staff fee ($395).
National youth staff seems to me a real bargain to enjoy the Scouting
experience of a lifetime. By the way, the youth payment schedule is as
follows: 10/1/92 ($50), 2/1/93 ($50) and 4/1/93 ($97.50). I strongly suggest
any Scout or Scouter consider the opportunity to attend the Jamboree whether as
an attendee or staff. How many over 30,000 people campouts will you attend in
your lifetime ?
Mike Schatzberg, Salomon Inc, 745 Route 3, Rutherford, NJ 07070 USA
Phone: (201) 896-7622 Email: email@example.com
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