Sun, 22 May 1994 10:46:51 EDT
In developed nations, there are frequently "camperships" that can be obtained
from local Councils, or members of the community who will help subsidise a
Scout's attendance at a Jamboree.
I have had discussions with Leaders from Third World countries at Jamborees
who were still overwhelmed and mystified at the generosity of others in
getting their contingents and themselves to Jamboree, because there was no
way they could have even left their local area for a Scouting event of any
With four years between World Jamborees, a Scout in America or Canada who is
motivated to attend can usually earn the money for him or herself. I know it
can be done, because when I was a Sea Scout in Canada, I was able to earn
every dime for my trips to Philmont, a BSA National Jamboree in Idaho (the
one where British Columbia's flag was myseteriousl and very permanently
"borrowed" one night) and the World Jamboree the BSA hosted in Idaho.
The opportunity is there - all a Sout has to do is to reach out and grab it.
I don't think North America's societal values have changed so much as to make
such things impossible...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City