Re: Two questions re Jamboree
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 27 Jul 1993 11:43:35 EDT
On Tue, 27 Jul 1993 10:29:08 CST Jim Sleezer said:
>On Tue, 27 Jul 1993 03:38:01 EDT Robert Bienkowski said:
>> What is a reasonable amount of money for him to take? I appreciate that
>> "reasonable" can mean different things to different folks, but
>> how much can a guy (17 years old) without extravagant tastes
>> expect to spend each day?
>Well, in 1957 I took $30 and came back with almost half of it (but I had
>purchased Jamboree items in advance). In 1977, I took about $300 and came
>back with about the same amount left that I had in 1957. I bought a lot
>at the Jamboree that year.
>Part of your decision about what is "reasonable" should include what he might
>need to spend enroute. Since everything necessary is provided at the jamboree,
>you need to tally up his expected purchases of momentos. Around here we are
I think it has a lot to do with how much time they will tour before
or after the Jambo. I am also figuring about $5 per day for snacks
and extra COLD drinks. I bought my son $100 in travelers checks,
plus he has about $25 in cash that he saved in the past couple months.
I also told him not to take anything to the jambo, that he don't want
to loose. With 30 to 40 thousand kids in the same place, things will
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