Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Jamborees Next Summer
Jamborees Next Summer
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 11:28:53 -0600
Thomas N. (Tom) Turba wrote,
>For next year we are looking at Jamborees in Iceland as well as Holland.
>Total cost for both will be less than what it cost for the Japanese Jamboree.
Tom and Freinds,
Next summer, there are a number of Jamborees in Canada to consider (from
West to East they are):
BC Provincial Jamboree, July 10-17, 1999
Alberta Celebration Jamboree, July 11-18, 1999
SaMaJam'99 (Saskatchewan-Manitoba Jamboree), July 18-24, 1999
1st Maritime Jamboree (in New Brunswick), July 10-17, 1999
8th Newfoundalnd andLabrador Jamboree, July 3-10, 1999
I'm personally involved in SaMaJam, but I know from experience ecah will be
great. Typically our "provincial" jamborees that are held on the off year
from out nationals (which are the same year as the American nationals) have
between 700 and 1500 participant.
Participants are organized in patrols which each decide on their own choice
of events (that are scheduled so that all patrolls get most of their
choices). For example at SaMaJam, patrols will rank their preferences for 19
choices from which they will get about 10.
Cost of participation is modest to encourage the majority of our Scouts to
attend. For example, the Jamboree fee is $150 Canadian (about $100 US
currently) for SaMaJam. Additionally, patrols are required to arrange their
own transportation, to come self contained, and to provide their own meals
(out Troop estimates our food cost at another $150 Canadian).
Our provincial jamborees generally have some foreing participation (mostly
from US Scouts) but sometimes from other Scouts visiting our Country during
the Jamboree. It's always nice to experience the world wide brotherhood and
sisterhood of scouting.
There's some general info on Canadian provincial Jamborees available from
Scouts Canada's web site: www.scouts.ca
Anyone interested in more info about SaMaJam can contact me directly.
YiS Jim Carter