Re: National Jamboree Information
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Wed, 10 May 1995 16:51:04 CDT
"Deb Williams, CPA" <DEBW%VTVM1.BITNET@uga.cc.uga.edu> writes:
>Okay, stupid question of the day: WHERE is the next National
>Jamboree going to be held. We've talked about when & how much
>but I can't see where someone gave a location. Thanks!
It's NOT a stupid question, Deb!!!!
There has been SOME talk about moving the National Jamboree site from
where it has been for the past three Jamborees, which is Fort A.P.
Hill, located halfway roughly between the Washington, D.C. area and
The BSA has a lot invested in the historic Fort site, not to mention
that it is logistically easier for our National Honorary President and
others to attend, security is not much of a large matter because it is
on a federal military installation, and the support from the
community, state and federal governments have been truly grand.
It is just getting harder and harder for Scouts and Scouters from the
West coast and from overseas points to attend the Jamboree, the one
true BSA international showcase, where ALL Scouts and Scouters should
be able to attend or visit.
Right now, count on the National Jamborees to continue to be held
there; but don't be surprised if the locations "Philmont Scout Ranch",
"Fort Collins, Colorado", and even "Missouri" pop up in your
conversations about the next Jambo with your fellow Scouters!! There
is a concerted effort underway to try and place the Jamboree site in a
location more centrally located in the United States, one which will
allow for access and security and and one in which lends itself to the
promotion of the Jamboree as a special BSA event!
Philmont has come up several times in discussions because of the ideal
nature of the center and how it would lend itself to "renewed interest
in sending crews and visiting". Fort Collins, Colorado, the site of
the USA Olympic Training Center and the former site of the National
Explorer Olympics, lends itself because of the closeness to an
international airport and to a different kind of outdoor camping
experience. "Missouri", with no particular location stated, has been
mentioned because of the geographic nature of that state.
See, I told ya that it wasn't a stupid question, Deb!! Stupid
questions are those which are NOT ASKED!!
Thanks for asking this one!
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