Wayne Fuller (ae758@YFN.YSU.EDU)
Sun, 22 May 1994 00:18:00 -0400
I have to comment on the fact that middle class and lower income
families can't afford to send scouts to world jamboree.
I went back to college at the age of 36, using grant money and
a very loving wife to afford it. She took a job working in a
McDonalds to help keep fodd on the table for me and our two boys,
I worked a minimum wage job with less then 40 hours a week.
Our oldest son went to teh Jamboree in Korea while I was still
I am still looking for a job and my wife now works in a factory.
Our youngest son is going to the World Jamboree in '95.
The troop we are involved in sent 12 boys to the '91 jamboree
has 13 registered for teh '95
We start working on this goal right after the preivious jamboree
It take work but we have the boys earn the money themselves.
they run concession stands, do car washes, recycle, naything they
can to earn their way. Five of the boys going next year come from
Any boy can go if teh family is willing to help him and to support
Yes it is a lot of money, and it takes a real committment and time to
reach the goal, but the boys that came back from Korea told me they [C they
weere glad it wasn't given to them and all the work
was worth it.
You would be surprised at the oppertunities out there for boys to
make once they get out and try.
Give them that chance!!
Please excuse any typos , the lag tonight has me about three
lines behind my typing.
If anyone would like to know some of the things we have done to
earn 40,000 dollars (which is what we have for the 13 boys)
e-mail me and I will list some of them . For now let me
say it was anything legal and safe for the boys that Council
would approve (Yes, they know everything we do, we follow
all the ruls)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City