Re: Off to the Canadian Jamboree
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 09:14:24 -0700
At 02:05 PM 7/12/97 +0200, you wrote:
>Just wanted to second Jay's comment (are you listening National?) about
>moving the US National Jamboree around to various areas. If for no other
>reason than easing the transportation costs for those units on the opposite
>side of the country. My troop is in southern Spain and for us to send
>Scouts to our council camp (located in Germany) is about $400-$500 per
>Scout/Scouter just for transportation. Sometimes we get money from our
>chartering organization and sometimes (like this year) we don't.
>YIS, Pamela Jensen, T73 TAC
Sheesh!!! When I was stationed at NS Rota, the Iberia-Morocco District
set up and ran its own summer camp near Madrid. It was a two week camp
from June 15th to June 30. Is this no longer the case?
In re transportation, whatever happened to the medevac flights that
the USAF had between NS Rota and Rhein-Main AFB? The flight would come
in empty on Tuesday and leave full of patients who had referrals to
specialists in Germany, then returm full and leave empty on Friday.
These medevac planes were C-9 Nightengales (a specialized DC-9) and had
more than enough space for a troop of Boy Scouts. It was a simple matter
to go "space available" (aka "Space-A") from Rota to Rhein-Main on Friday
and return on a Tuesday.
Alternatively, one could take the weekly "Cat B" flight from Rota on
Tuesday night to Naples, catch the trains to Germany, stay for the night
in Youth Hostels, then return on the Cat B on a Wednesday from Naples to
NS Rota. The Cat B was a DC-10 civilian charter flight that originated in
Philadelphia and came over crammed to the gills with military and
dependents, the majority of whom debarked at NS Rota. Thus, there was
never any problem hopping Space-A to NAS Sigonella (Sicily) or to Naples.
Is this no longer the case?
As a fallback, have you considered doing a joint summer camp with a
Spanish Boy Scout group? Troop 73 of Rota, back in 1985 was planning to
do this in the summer of 1986 with Grupo 188 ("Baden-Powell") of Cadiz.
A Spanish Scouting contact who can put you in touch with Grupo 188 is:
Francisco J. Armada Munoz (Paco), TEL 89-02-98.
Paco lives in San Fernando, and has a son and daughter in Scouting. His
daughter participated in the 1995 world jamboree as a member of the
Anyhow, good luck. I remember my Scouting at Rota with fondness.
Stay in touch.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 808 Wood Badge 416-18
Ventura County Council at Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City