Re: Clinton and the 1993 Jamboree?
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 10:13:05 -0600
Perhaps you missed some of the earlier posts, but Presidents have rarely
attended jamborees. To reiterate, the only presidential visits have been:
1960- President Eisenhower
1964- President Johnson
1989- President Bush
A few other jamborees have enjoyed vice presidential visits:
1967 World Jamboree-Idaho, Vice President Humphrey
1953 Irvine Ranch CA(unconfirmed, but I understand Vice President Nixon
visited). First Lady Nancy Reagan attended in 1985.
Only President Johnson addressed the Scouts at one of the Arena Shows at
night. President Eisenhower toured the Jamboree in a limo during the day.
President Bush addressed the Jamboree Scouts in a special morning session
at the Arena (which necessitated closing down all program and activity
areas for the whole day) however the visit was a very well received and enjoyed
by the Scouts.
In much of the previous discussion, while no substantive facts were
presented and most all discussion was hearsay and presumption, the
concensus seemed to be that the lack of a 1993 Jamboree presidential visit
was more due to coordination and scheduling problems than the "issues"
that have been speculated upon. I have been to every National Jamboree
since 1957, so I am certain of my facts on attendance by Presidents at
each of them. I very much hope that the President is able to attend in
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
On Mon, 23 Sep 1996, Fredrich Cruse wrote:
> Have you not been to a jamboree? Even though it is largely ceremonial
> (isn't a lot of the president's job ceremonial), he should be there.
> He was the _first_ to not come, and there was no official reason given
> for the non-attendance. Read Bob Woodward's books. Bill Clinton is a
> very smart man. It is very possible that he got some bad advice when
> not attending or sending a representative.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City