VenturingL wrote:Circle Ten is more than that for youth:
"The fee of $2700 for youth and $2200 for adults includes the National BSA Jamboree fee which covers the expense of program material, food, insurance, equipment, duffel bag, and two activity shirts as well as the use of a tent and cot. Also included is all air and ground transportation while on the scheduled contingent tour, all food and hotel accommodations, troop numerals, two Jamboree patches, nametags and some troop equipment."
They fly into New York, do some sightseeing, take bus to Washington D.C. next day, then on to Summit.
Crew was excited about Venturers getting to go as participants, but $$ stopped that cold.
cdwscout wrote:How much are y'all's councils charging to go to 2013 Jambo? Our council is charging roughly $2,500 (including the $850 fee from national) to go (with a tour of DC). When I originally heard about it, I was hoping to go, but that is WAY out of my price range.
Fred Johnson wrote:Do councils prices include the cost to send council professionals to the jamborees?
Fred Johnson wrote:Specifically for those that work Jamborees and know more that I do...
wagionvigil and others - How do you feel about the council $2250 to $3000 cost for Jamborees? It must drive scouts away.
Fred Johnson wrote:Council prices - My apologies if I'm glib, but it just does not seem "thrifty" to spend another $1400 to $2000 on top of the national price of $850 for the privilege to camp for ten days.
Fred Johnson wrote:National $850 price - Our week long summer camp with high adventure (white water, climbing, mountain biking, etc) only costs $290 AND THEY PAY THEIR STAFF. Volunteers mostly staff the Jamboree and have to pay big bucks to help. Volunteer price is $800 ??? Now I understand national throws in a tent, cot and camp gear under $850 umbrella price. I don't think $850 is horribly bad, but it still sounds a bit pricey. Better be darn good food.
wagionvigil wrote:If you cannot go out and walk at least 5 miles you will be in trouble. It is very hilly in the mountains.
(from another post) Yes they are planning for the handicapped scouts to participate.
wagionvigil wrote:Right now there are 10 gators for program support. Like moving equipment etc. Not to haul people around.
Our council week long camp with food is $225. Add off-site high adventure (white water rafting, climbing, mountain biking, ...) and it goes to $290. Still a very good deal.scoutaholic wrote:Our council pays staff and the week-long camps are still just over $100/boy (without council food) or $175/boy with food included.
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