RE: Jambo info
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Sat, 13 Mar 1993 14:57:42 CST
Don Izard <IZARD@UBVM.BITNET> writes:
>Mike old buddy old pal for life,
(oh oh...must be favor time! heheehehe)
> You guessed it! I need more favors. Can you tell me what is
> the JAMBO FEE for staff? I still have not recieved any formal
> notice from NATIONAL nor REGION. I talked to two guys at
> round table who are wearing JAMBO patches, but they didn't
> know, becuase they decided NOT to go. One of them had just
> come back after a heart bypass operation! I was also looking
> to find some one to share a ride to A.P. Hill.
Well...(*places technical hat on*) the one dude that is NOT going to
the Jamboree should NOT be wearing a Jamboree patch at all!
By the time that I got to read this, someone (I think it was Bruce
Johnson, whom I *really* wished that I can take up on his offer for
staff members, being a holder of the SeaBadge and all...) gave us all
the information on the Jamboree fees and what you get for those fees.
His information runs in line with what I was going to say...that once
you pay half the fee, you get one patch and one Regional patch. Once
you pay the entire fee, you get the other patch and a pricelist of r
additional Jamboree items to purchase (and I *strongly recommend that
you order extra Jamboree patches from that list as opposed to waiting
to get to the Jamboree site, because they run out of Jamboree patches
It took me two phone calls to the Jamboree Operations office at
National (214-580-2014, I believe it is still), before they sent me a
contract to sign and so that I can fork over the Jamboree fee last
time. There is only ONE fee--one for adult Jamboree staff (and
professionals pay the SAME fee that volunteers do!) and half the
Jamboree fee for YOUTH staff (including regional/sectional OA folks!).
All other fees that is charged to non-staff members (i.e. youth and
adult participants) is based upon that fee and is added (increased) by
the amount of fees and charges the local Council fees it needs to
safely get them to and from the Jamboree site, to recognize their
participation, and to insure their safety.
> I also was wondering what, if anything, staff gets for the FEE?
> And is there any required list or stuff that I need, other than
> what is normal for summer camps, and/or past Jambos.
There is a really long list of things to bring that they will send you
upon your final fee payment. This list is attached to the order form
for the additional uniform/patch/other stuff form. If you prepare
yourself for a long summer camp experience, you will be alright.
Again, I recommend to adults to bring a couple of personal checks or a
credit card and about $300 in spending money to the Jamboree. Why??
You *always* forget something and the three Trading Posts will have
EVERYTHING available (or they can get it for you withing three days!).
Also, there is time during the Jamboree to leave the site and go get
some REAL food. Finally, "Be Prepared" for those things that "just
> is the way it has been run in the last few years, no wonder some
> areas wind up short of staff. I know sveral adults, and college
> age scouts that would have liked to have served on staff, but
> it is getting kind of late to be able to plan vaction and travel
> etc. thanks for any guideance you can provide.
It's still NOT too late, as Bruce mentioned. There are several areas
that can still use some staffing....and as we get close to the date of
the Jamboree, there will be others that will need extra hands. I have
advised those Explorer members of my Post at Richmond, and other
places that if they want to serve on staff of the Jamboree, they can
come to the Jamboree, go to Staff Services and "walk-on". They still
have to pay the Jamboree price, pro-rated to the date that they
arrived, but will be on staff. There's not a real great guarantee
that you will get the position you want, but if you just want the
experience, then you can still "walk-on".
In 1981, I took seven Explorers and the girlfriends of two to the
Jamboree, where five including one of the girls was hired for various
program areas. The other couple opted not to work and instead went to
Silver Springs, MD to visit the parents of the girl and came back six
days later for the closing show and to visit. We all had a great time
and four of them returned to the same sites in 1985 as adult staff
So, if there's anyone out there that want to work hard and long and
are willing to pay to attend, the 1993 Jamboree is there for you to
attend. And Don, ol' buddy, I think that you can get a lift with
several others that are serving on staff from the New York State
areas....when you reach Jamboree Operations, tell them that you would
like to get in touch with someone from your area that is
attending...you might be able to attend with a professional or key
volunteer that's on staff...or someone from the OA Service Corps...or
the NESA reception corps...
Mike L. Walton
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