Re: Jambo traffic
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 18 Aug 1993 10:16:12 EDT
Up at the jambo HQ near Heth, and at most of the SUB camp HQ, they
had a number of the new Lumina style VANS for taking VIP's on tours!!!
Interantion HOSTING also has several to transport some VIP guests.
If you think there wasn't a LOT of unncessary trafic on THOMAS road,
talk to the the health and safty people that fiannally started
stopping cars and asking WHY they were on THOMAS ROAD and WHERE
they were going. THE POLCIY was that the ONLY verhicles to be
on THOMAS ROAD were for emergency and handicaped transportation!
I know for a fact that SOME staff used their PERSONAL vehicles for
tranporation to the work area rather than walk. Maybe youth services
got bikes, but none of action center C, located on thomas road,
got any bikes. THEN, they blocked off the access to the center C
from visitor parking, so there was NO WAY to get to action center HQ
except down thomas road, which aggravated STAFF, PLUS created more
traffic on the road. If you read the article in Richmond paper
about the GOLD looper that HIT the MP, you should note that he
was driving his family arround! NOT even on staff business.
I don't think anyone expected to exclude emergency vehicles or
handicap tranportation. BUT VIP tours, and VIP's being taken to
the arenas shows after the the troop mobilization was too much!
If you don't think there was way too much traffic on thomas road,
I think you should see the reports from health and safty for the
numbers of scouts, and MP's that were hit by other than EMERGENCY
vehicles. NOTE: PARTS of the road had NO shoulders! But you
would not know that unless you had to walk the 3.8 miles twice
each day! And since no SCOUT busses ran after 5 pm, the traffic
increased at night!
Since you were with transportation, maybe you can also explain
why there were no busses for scouts before 9 am or after 5 pm.
Scouts could not get to program areas by 9, and could not get
back for dinner, if they statyed at the program area til 5.
On the nites that the areas were open, it was a waste of time, since
it would take a scout up to an hour to walk to the site, and the
same or longer back in the dark! To spend about 15 minutes at the
area before it closed!!!
As far as I am concerned, the whole transportation situation was
the worst ever! And I have been to evey jambo at A.P. HILL!
Plus others at Valley Forge, Colorado Springs etc.
Action Center C, bike motocross staff
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City