Re: Cost for International Jamboree - Chile 1998
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 10:40:56 -0600
Ron Strickland wrote:
> Our local council is soliciting applications to attend next years World
> Jamboree. They have published a cost of $3904 PLUS tansportation. I don't
> understand this high cost particularly with it not including transportation
> costs. Is this a fund raising drive by another name. What are other
> council's charging?
Check with your council again as to whether or not transportation is
included in the $3,904. I believe they are wrong as transportation
should be included in the fee you quote.
This is what the November-December issue of Scouting magazine states in
regard to the 19th World Jamboree:
"The following specially arranged tours will begin immediately following
the jamboree (prices are per person and include round-trip airfare,
jamboree fee, and costs associated with the tour):
Southern Region. Three-day culture tour of Chile's
mountains, beaches, glittering resorts, fishing
coves, and quaint towns, $3,904."
By the way, the fee of $3,904 for the Southern Region is the lowest as
the fee for the Western Region is $4,318 while the fee for the Northeast
and Central Regions is $4,269.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City