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Postby Chief J » Thu May 19, 2005 2:50 pm

The May Jamboree Newsletter is now posted online.

http://www.scouting.org/jamboree/bullet ... sp?2005-05

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Postby wagionvigil » Thu May 19, 2005 5:44 pm

SUPPORT AND TROOP EQUIPMENT ARRIVALS
Detailed transportation instructions for arriving contingents/troops and their equipment vehicles have been sent to the council Scout executives. It is in your contingent's best interest to follow the instructions to the letter. Told everyone this months ago!

Geocaching: Geocaching is a new subcamp activity for the 2005 National Scout Jamboree. It is pronounced "geo-cashing," like cashing a check. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice navigation skills using a GPS device. The basic idea is for geocaching participants to use a GPS device to locate markers and/or a hidden cache from coordinates that are provided (similar to orienteering with a map and compass). This activity can be done as an individual, in groups, or as a patrol. Receive a jamboree geocaching patch when you successfully complete the geocaching course in your subcamp. This new activity is proudly sponsored by Thales Corporation, makers of Magellan navigation devices.

Sounds Like Fun!!!!
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Postby wagionvigil » Thu May 26, 2005 10:44 am

Contrary to what is be told to some people in some councils there are still staff positions open for the Jamboree!!!!!! :evil:
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Postby wellread » Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:50 pm

I have been involved with geocaching for a few years, do you have any other details about the event? Can staff get the geocaching patch?
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Postby wagionvigil » Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:20 am

Probably :?
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Postby wagionvigil » Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:04 pm

Just got My Action Center Flash from National
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Postby Eamonn » Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:06 pm

Wow your mail is slow.
OJ, received his early last week.
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Postby wagionvigil » Mon Jun 06, 2005 7:17 pm

Thaats why I get the T Bird time AFTER the weeekend
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Postby Eamonn » Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:49 pm

That's a shame it better and better with each issue.
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Postby hops_scout » Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:32 pm

I just got mine today as well. The committe chair in the troop is supposed to be going to Jambo on staff, but he's gotten all kinds of problems with his application but he hopes to get it all cleared up ASAP:)

I was surprise, wagion, when your list was in there :wink:
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Postby Chief J » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:04 pm

June newsletter is posted online at:

http://www.scouting.org/jamboree/bulletin/2005-06.html

See You at the Hill:
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Postby Chief J » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:43 pm

July Newsletter is now online: Contains a link for parent and visitor information also.

http://www.scouting.org/jamboree/bulletin/2005-07.html

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Postby lifescoutforlife » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:52 am

wagionvigil can a 11 year old attend the national jamboree if he is first class?
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Postby wagionvigil » Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:21 am

First the NJ is 3 years away. Second there was an age and Rank requirement. I believe 12 and first class. They have found that an 11 year old ,in most cases, is too immature to handle all the stress associated with the Jamboree. ANd believe me there is a whole lot!
The Travel to and from, The Heat and being away from home. I know many west coast councils make almost a month out of it. Wait and see what the applications say when they come out next year. There are no applications yet regardless as to what you have heard.

It was 12 By July 1 of 2005 so I am quite sure it will be 12 my July 1 2010.
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Postby Craft Lady » Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:09 pm

Wow 12. I don't know why I thought it was 13.

I agree that it can be hard for a younger boy to do a long trip. My son is on a long trip right now.

His troop went to Yellowstone and summer camp out near Yellowstone. They were to be gone 16 days. However because of another commitment he made before he had the dates for Yellowstone (the troop normally goes to the last session at a camp so we figured we were safe) he had to be picked up enroute back home and dropped off in Kansas City.

My husband drove to Iowa Saturday. From there he had to take him to Kansas city. My son will now come home Thursday or Friday, depending on how his team does in the competition they are in. That will be 20 or 21 days from home. When my husband showed up in Iowa my son would hardly let go of my husband.

When they got to Kansas City, he tried to talk my husband in staying as long as possible, also they were having trouble finding his team. My son said "if we don't find them by 4:30 just take me home." When they did find his team he had a momment of disappointment. Then he got excited and seperated fine. The team sponsors let him use the cell phone they have with them and the kid has called home 2 times today.

I am sure Jamboree is a little better because they are active and busy. My son is in a Hotel, taking a test and playing in quiz games. I am sure it would be easier for him not to miss us if he were hiking, camping, fishing, etc, but still.

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