Re: National Jamboree
William Arthur Holmstrom (billh@GLADSTONE.UOREGON.EDU)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 10:49:41 -0800
On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, John Pannell wrote:
> re: What's included in Council's fee for Jamboree
> >This does not include personal camping gear, uniforms, expenses, etc.
> >which are always additional. It usually also does not include the tents,
> >stoves, cook kits, patrol boxes, etc which each Council usually raises
> >funds for separately (so the boys don't have to bear the expense).
> ...Obviously a much more boy minded council that ones I have been in in the
> past. Both Cherokee and Old North State Councils charged the youth, as part
> of the fee, for troop and patrol equipment. Afterwards these became
> property of our camp.
My council, Cascade Pacific Council, Portland, Oregon, sells the tents,
cooking gear, etc. to troops, scouts, and other individuals BEFORE the
jamboree.. we use the gear at the jambo then the purchasers get the gear
shortly after. It is one of the ways the council keeps the cost down.
When I went in 1993, the cost was $1650 or so, for airfare, touring,
buses, hotels, and the jamboree itself. We toured for over a week before
the jamboree, spending almost 3 weeks total back east. Leaders pay half
price. We had the second largest contingent at the jamboree in 1993,
and we're going to be larger in 97. In scouting,
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