Re: Jamboree - '97
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 4 Sep 1995 23:42:45 CDT
Doug Gentry <dwgentry@NETCOM.COM> writes:
>Yes, folks, the next National Jamboree is just 23 months away!
>I offered to chair our Jamboree committee, after serving as a SM for our
>council contingent in '93 and an ASM in '89, and a Scout in '64.
>If you think you'll have Jamboree responsibilities with your Council and
>would like to share/ask for advice among a group of us as the planning
>starts for '97, please send me your name, e-mail address, Jamboree job,
>e-mail me directly at: email@example.com
>I'll offer to put together a list and re-distribute it. Perhaps we could
>develop mutual e-mail distribution lists as a way to keep Scouts-L from
>clogging on a single subject. Or perhaps someone has a better idea for us
>to keep in touch.
I would hope that all of us that will be working together on the next
Jamboree would not only post there, but also here on Scouts-L as the
months go onward. As you know, while we have this "unwritten,
unenforceable but agreed-upon rule" about topics not going past two
consective weeks, we have dropped many topics only to bring it back
forth in successive months (the ADD topic leads my specific example
Many of us already subscribe to so many lists, that we need a "list
management program" of some sort to gather the information we need
presently. This is NOT to say that a separate list, perhaps called
JAMBO-L, could serve as additional catalyst for some local Councils as
well as the BSA's Jamboree Service to "get their acts together" and
really get some needed input before 1997.
>We could share ideas on tours, tour companies, Jamboree patrol and troop
>equipment (my favorite: patrol flys/structures that can stand up to the
>Virginia storms) fund raising ideas, gateways, shipping equipment, special
>behavior issues on long trips, etc.
>We could also serve as a resource for our colleagues on Scouts-L who just
>have a quick question about the Jamboree.
>Does this make sense? Is anyone game?
It makes sense, but remember as you create a new list, you are "taking
out" those here that could benefit from our collective ideas and
reflection on what can be a successful and important national event.
If you decide to participate in such a group, I ask that you don't
forget us here on Scouts-L, many of us that want to know what you have
discussed away from all of us. Perhaps, Doug, you can provide us with
a monthly summary of both GOOD and BAD sides of the topics, discussion
and some "flavor" for the list here (and elsewhere, if you feel that
it could be of usage there).
We have had a great experience with the Girl Scouting list and the
Order of the Arrow list "spliting off" from us here at Scouts-L.
Those participating there, have not only taken many of our questions
to their list, but have sent to our list the collective answers and
suggestions from those two lists to us. I hope that this effort at
sharing and giving and getting information continues and that those
seeking information and advice can post those questions both here as
well as on the other list to get the answers they seek.
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