Our hearts and prayers go out to the many families affected, both directly and indirectly by the two horrific tragedies in the northeast recently, both of which involved children. Words cannot adequately express the many…
As preparations for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree continue, we have been simultaneously working on the development and marketing of the 2014 high adventure program that will be headquartered at the Christen High Adventure Base…
Once signed up for a curriculum event, a Scout or Venturer will have a reserved spot in the class. As far as electives go, they will be able to visit any activity area they choose during their free time.
Within each adventure area, progressive skill levels will be offered so that Scouts at any level of proficiency may participate, from beginner to advanced. It’s a totally different concept from past jamborees.
One thing that struck me from reading the suggestions is there’s still some confusion over what Shakedown was about and how the Shakedown experience relates to what you can expect at the 2013 National Jamboree. To clarify: It really doesn’t relate.
“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” Baden Powell
I joined Scouting as a Cub Scout in, well, let’s just say it was over a half-century ago. I’ve been active in Scouting ever since, having served at the unit, district, council, regional and national levels.