Thanks for helping
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Wed, 1 Sep 1993 09:35:27 EDT
On Wed, 1 Sep 1993 09:33:14 EST, Len Slovensky <slovensky@MAIL.SCRA.ORG> writes:
> Being with and sharing with Troops from around the US and
> the world. Those of you that went to the Jamboree, sharing time
> with other Troops - must be a great experience!
For this year's Jamboree our council was unable to fill its contingent
with scouts from our council. To fill out the contingent, we accepted
some international scouts. You are quite right: it was a great
experience! We had nineteen scouts and scouters from Korea and two
scouts from Egypt as part of Jamboree troop 1438. We all learned more
about the other person's country and scouting program. Some of the
scouts developed surprisingly close friendships in such a short time.
Most of the participants went home with some patches from other
countries. Some went home with different uniforms!
When you have a troop which is half US and half international, you have
to function a little differently and that can be inconvenient, BUT the
experience is worth the inconvenience. Having the international scouts
with us enhanced the Jamboree for us.
Fred Rogers - Scoutmaster of Jamboree Troop 1438
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City