In about and hour, we'll be headin' for the Hill--a one-day trip to visit the son. I hate forcing my teenagers (all four of them) to do family things; so, I was quite pleased when all three of my girls decided they'd like to go. And, as an added bonus, we'll be picking up my dad along the way, who went to the 1950 NSJ. (I went in '77.) The boy's a third generation Jammer. I'm proud of the fact that I didn't have to "push" him. [And knowing me, I would've pushed.] His SM for the NSJ contingent is also his regular Troop's CC. Bill's a great man; and, as we all know, they are few and far between.
I think (hope) that by 2010, National will catch up with the times and let girls start attending NSJs as participants. I've got one for sure, possibly two, that would like the opportunity to follow in Papa's and Grandpappy's footsteps. Oh well, Philmont's next year.