Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: STAFF CHOICES FOR THE NATIONAL JAMBOREE
STAFF CHOICES FOR THE NATIONAL JAMBOREE
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:52:04 -0700
Having noticed several queries directed to the list about how to sign up
for Jamboree staff and how to get the desired staff assignment of choice, I
have had occasion to discuss some of the concerns with the Jamborre
planning staff, and until they have their internet presence up and running,
here's what they asked me to share with you:
The place to direct any inquiry remains your local council. As national
(the jamboree service ) receives questions either through the regions or
from local councils about policy and procedures they normally answer
these concerns via the monthly bulletin to councils as a method to
clarify. This has historically been the avenue of communication prior to
previous jamboree's, and to some degree this will remain unchanged.
However, the entire Jamboree staff selection process has been restructured,
and will be very different from any previous experience you may have had.
Basically, once an applicant has been approved by his/her local council,
the data goes into the Jamboree data base, from which every effort will be
made to give the applicant their first choice. If the first choice is not
avilable, the computer will automatically readjust to second choice, etc.
Emphasis was stressed that Jamboree leadership will pick Jamboree staff,
not the regions (or anyone else).
So, the response to the most frequently expressed concern (How do I apply
for a specific positon, whether it be OA Service Corps, Commisary, or
whatever?) is to list it as your first choice.
The intent is to bring the Jamboree up on National's web site in early 2000
(target date around February - March) and try to make it as informative as
possible. I have encouraged them to incorporate a FAQ section at least, if
not a direct query format. By the way, I'm really not the guy to go to with
any questions and I don't speak for National or the Jamboree... but I can
reply off-list if there's anything I can help you with.
Joe Clay, Director of Programs
Koshare Indian Museum
115 West 18th Street, POB 580
La Junta, Colorado 81050
(719) 384-4411 / (800) 693-5482
FAX: (719) 384-8836
Web Site: http://www.koshare.org