Ben Parker [IL] (71450.2735@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 15 Mar 1993 13:38:13 EST
Bruce Johnson's suggestions are good for visitors. It will be hot! And
walking is the only way around (remember "shank's mare"?).
BMX, like rappelling, is an authorized BSA activity, provided certain rules
are followed. For BMX, this means helmets & various pads on boy and bike,
as well as 3 minute safety lesson and constant adult safety observation.
The 'bronco riding' is not a real horse, but a 55gal drum suspended from
ropes over a pit of straw or foamrubber padding. There are several other
'challenging' activities (zip line, rope work) that are similar to COPE
activities, all under careful safety monitoring and supervision.
Challenge Valley is probably the most rigorous physical experience, and it
too is carefully monitored.
However, all of the above are Off-Limits to visitors! All scheduled
activities are open to registered Jambo participants only! Visitors may
visit the various booths and displays, buy stuff from the Trading Post, as
well as have 'way-in-the-back' seating/standing at the Arena Shows
(participants are seated first), but all the other activities are prohibited
to visitors, including patch trading.
I remember seeing many Cub Scout visitors in 1989, especially near the
visitor entrance (that's why they put the displays there!), but fewer the
farther away from the entrance. I was ASM for our council troop then.
I'll be a visitor myself this year, but both our sons are going, one on
staff, one with our council's troop 144 (Green Mountain SubCamp).
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