Doug Gentry (dwgentry@POLARCONSULT.COM)
Sat, 26 Oct 1996 07:19:28 -0800
Steve Tobin asked...
>I have a few questions on attending the National Jamboree in 1997.
>1. I understand a troop or group of scouts from different troops
>going to the Jamboree as visitors needs a national tour permit (500
>miles). If they are not a council contingent, they won't be allowed to
>stay within 50 miles of the Jamboree. I have been told that national
>will not issue a tour permit for a scout group to go to the Jamboree
>independently, 50 miles or not. Is this correct?
I believe the National restriction applies to the 50 mile rule. If you stay=
further away, and drive in to visit the Jamboree for a day, the national=
rules should be met.You'll still need a national permit to take Scouts from=
Minnesota to some place on the East Coast.
>2. What are the limitations on visiting scouts? I have been told they
>would only be allowed access one day only, and I've been told they
>could attend every day as visitors. I know they couldn't participate
>in Merit Badge sessions, but what other limitations are there on
>participation for scout visitors?
There are no specific entry rules, though the visitor's entrance is closed=
during the night (except for the nights when there are arena shows.)
During the day there are a number of things for visitors to see and do. =
--> visit the exhibits
--> walk around the Jamboree
--> stop by the Merit Badge Midway and look at all the stuff and ask=
questions (but probably not be able to actually work on a merit badge)
--> see the military displays
--> watch all the shows going on through the day
--> trade patches (NOTE: adults can only trade with adults and Scouts with=
Scouts - this is enforced!)
--> observe but not participate in the Action Center activities, and the=
Remote Center Activities (SCUBA, aquatics, etc.)
--> buy Jamboree souvenirs and food at the trading posts
--> soak up all the Scouting spirit
>3. Is the jamboree experience _really_ worth the expense and hassle,
>or would the big money be better spend on other things?
The true Jamboree experience - attending with a Council contingent, is truly=
a lifetime-of-memories experience. For some other thoughts along this line,=
see Don Tolin's excellent Jamboree web page:
>4. With my change of computers and software I have lost the address
>for the Jamboree email list. If someone could let me know I would
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We have about 600 Scouters and some Scouts from almost 200 Councils on the l=
Jamboree FAQs will be up soon, and the list is a great source of information=
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