Re: Two questions re Jamboree
NAME \ (UPHAMJE@SNYPOTVA.BITNET)
Tue, 27 Jul 1993 13:44:00 EDT
In response to your first question..."what is a reasonable amount
of money for a 17 year old to take to the Jamboree"...here's my
response and why we came up with this decision.
Our son went to the 89 Jambo at age 12 and we sent him with
$100 in traveler's checks and probably about $10 in cash. His
troop stopped for 2 nights at Univ. of Maryland which they used
as their jumping off point for a day's touring of Washington, DC.
(We had just been to Wash., DC that spring and we knew that there
wasn't much he would need money for there except a snack, a drink,
and possibly something he saw and wanted to buy.)
George ended up coming home with 2 or 3 (can't exactly remember
because it was four years ago) $20 traveler's checks and he had
had all the money he needed and had also purchased some lovely
gifts (at Jambo and Washington) for family and friends.
George is now packing to attend this Jambo and I just stopped
at the credit union to get the cash he will need to pick up
his traveler's checks in the next few days. We're giving him
(actually he has earned it this summer with all the work he has
been doing around the house)...$200 for the Jambo. He "is" 16
now...with a few more "needs or wants" than a 12 year old, he
has a girl friend that he will want to buy something nice for,
and we know (from past experience) that he will be careful with
his money and not spend it with wild abandon. I figure that
he will have money left over at the end of the Jambo but I'd
rather send him with too much than not enough...yes, you can
"wire" money if he calls home with a 'help - I need money'
message but in 89 the lines for phones were so-o-o-o long that
our son never could get near one to call us to say "hi"...and
he stood in line for one full day trying!!!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City