Re: The European Jamboree 1994
Settummanque, the blackeagle (WALTOML@WKUVX1.BITNET)
Tue, 1 Jun 1993 11:00:33 CDT
"David D. Miller +49 6221 594535" <DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET> writes:
>The first European Jamboree will be held from 1 to 11 August 1994 in
>Dronten, Flevoland, the Netherlands.
(Information about the Jamboree omitted only to save space)
>In 1995, the 18th World Jamboree will be held on the same site.
>This will be quite a different event from the European Jamboree: the
>World Jamboree will have a totally different program and is intended
>for a different age group.
The BSA's International Division already has this information and is
compling a list of interested Scouts and Scouters from the States that
wish to participate. The BSA tentivily sends the equal of one Troop
(36 Scouts and four adults along with a member of the International
professional staff) to each international event that the BSA sends a
"official" contingent to. There's nothing, of course, to keep
invidivials or units from participating on their own, except that they
must have a International Letter of Introduction (for individuals) or
a National Tour Permit (for units).
Interested Scouts and Scouters can send their interest
letter/postcards to the International Division, BSA at the National
Office, BSA address.
>(The Dutch "Scouting Magazine" says that there should also be Americans
>taking part, but I can't say if that will be Americans from
>Transatlantic Council, or Americans flying across from the States.
>TAC used to have a policy of not letting any Scouts attend international
>events unless they also attended a TAC summer camp first. With the loss
>of Camp Bayern after this season, there may not be enough places at
>TAC camps in any case ...)
Be assured that there will be both...there will be lots of Scouts
going to Camps Freedom, Ole, and Tuscany (in addition to the camps
remaining in the host nations of Turkey and England) and then wanting
to go to the EuroJamboree...as well as Americans wanting to be "the
first" to attend the EuroJamboree.
>(Although the European Jamboree and the 18th World Jamboree are two
>quite distinct events, the link between them is obvious. The organisers
>are actually looking for staffers who can work both events, and the
>infrastructure for the larger World Jamboree can be built up in stages.)
The 18th World Jamboree is a major undertaking for the International
Division...they usaully set up six Regional "Troops" (with 36/4/1 as
explained before) to go...this time, I am sure that the numbers will
be down to four or even three (the BSA's Jamboree numbers this year
are somewhat of a disappointment...the first time that the projected
number of participants will decrease from the previous one) units.
The "slots" for the World Jamboree for adult leaders and volunteer
staff are really competive, even for BSA standards (for instance,
staff members are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to be Woodbadgers and former
Scoutmasters or Commissioners)in addition to the outragous monies that
they will charge for your attendance. However, this is the ONLY way
that USA-based Scouters will be able to attend...one of the many
advantages of being overseas, David...you can "crash in" and get a
staff assignment pretty easy...those of us here in the States have to
go through two screens to get the slot, then pay a huge amount
(including travel and the "required uniforms") to go.
Again, if there are interest, the International Division BSA would
*love* to hear from you (it cuts the amount of PR they have to do for
this event!)...they are located in the National Office, BSA.
I would love to go to either event...but unless the military recalls
me again for active duty and sends me overseas again, I am like the
rest of most of us here...will have to settle for accounts over the
net or through _Scouting_.
Settummanque!@HEY! What is TAC going to do with the canoing and
rappelling gear @Bayern ??
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