Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: FW: Canadian Jamboree - Long
FW: Canadian Jamboree - Long
Frank N. Potter
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 21:48:09 -0600
Unfortunately this email was too long for the US list. If you are
interested in a copy of the attached survey, please email privately.
From: Frank N. Potter [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 1999 9:45 PM
To: Canadian Scout List (E-mail)
Cc: US BS List Service (E-mail)
Subject: Canadian Jamboree - Long
As you may recall, I posted a message here recently asking 12 questions
about Canadian Jamboree (CJ) experiences. I would like to report back to
the list (Canadian and American) with my results.
Firstly, I am copying this in as text - hopefully it comes out okay. If
you want a Word 97 copy (virus free), please email me and I will send you
one (well the first 200 or so requests anyway).
A couple of important points I gleaned from this exercise:
1. I have been to four jamborees as a participant (CJ'77, Dalajamb,
CJ'81and WJ'83), but never as a leader or an organizer. The responses gave
me a new appreciation of the work and sacrifice of my leaders and the
parents (thank you, wherever you may be).
2. Preparation is the key. Start planning now. But first make sure your
boys want to go. Then get the parents on side.
3. Be it a Jamboree or a summer adventure, do something out of the ordinary
to spruce up your Scout program.
4. I am going to recommend that my group goes for CJ'01. Hopefully we will
not find it a 'rip-off' and that it will be worth the effort.
5. As much as we Canadians can benefit from a Jamboree, the attending
Americans seem to get even a better deal!
Thanks to all who responded - you know who you are.
FYI, visit: http://home.prcn.org/~jharcus/CJ97/index.html for one group's