Re: Cost for International Jamboree - Chile 1998
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 09:14:42 -0500
Don Izard wrote:
>> So if the USA participants pay $650, then the rest is for ????
Round trip air fare from NY to Santiago, was just quoted at
$660. I expect a travel agent or group rate would be better!
WOW! For the $4,000 I think I would rather pay for a
year of tutition at a State COllege! <<
Having served as quartermaster for my council's National =
Jamboree contingent (we charged $660 from Philadelphia), here are
a few things that have to be considered:
International fee of $650
Air fare to Chile
Equipment (new tents, cook gear, tarps, etc).
hotel fees for touring
bus fees while touring
meal costs while touring
activity fees while touring
patches, neckerchiefs, etc.
training weekend camp fees
training weekend food
training weekend other consumables
camperships for needy scouts
professional staff support and transportation
These are the things that I thought of off the top
of my head. I'm sure that I'm leaving something out.
I don't think that these trips are set as "profit" generators.
With the relatively small number of scouts who go, there just
wouldn't be that much profit to begin with. IMHO, the people
that work on these committees are constantly juggling the cost/
benefit ratio. Yes, they might be able to shave $500 off the
cost, but are the scouts getting an additional $500 worth of
fun from the things that they would have to cut?
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.14
District Advancement Chair, Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313
Advisor to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
I used to be an Owl
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City