Scouts and Venturers attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree from the South Texas Council may want to brush up on their “I spy” and alphabet-spotting skills.
And for good reason, too: The 1,750-mile journey from Corpus Christi, Texas, to the Summit Bechtel Reserve will be made by charter bus.
Rest assured, though, there will be plenty to do along the way.
And although the itinerary is still being finalized, the contingent’s action-packed travel plans will combine some southern charm, an icon of American heritage, some American roots, and maybe even America’s favorite pastime.
Let the Journey Begin!
Scouts and Venturers will begin the journey on buses from Corpus Christi on July 11, 2013. Their first stop will be in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the contingent will have an opportunity to see Cajun culture at its finest. Evening plans include a riverboat cruise of the Mississippi River and an authentic dining experience.
Then, it’s off to Atlanta, where they will tour the World of Cola-Cola museum. A tribute to one of the icons of American heritage, the 92,000-square-foot facility features over 1,200 Coca-Cola artifacts. While there, the group will also be able to see a 4-D movie and have an opportunity to sample over 60 beverages from around the world, among many other attractions.
After their stay in Atlanta, the Scouts and Venturers will travel to Virginia, where much of America’s history is rooted. The contingent will tour the homes of two United States presidents, James Madison’s Montpelier and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. The homes, testaments to early America, will provide the Scouts with an inside look at American history.
Before reaching the pinnacle of their journey, the Summit, the group may have one more amendment to their schedule—and it’s one of America’s favorite pastimes. The council, with its travel partner, WorldStrides, hopes to include a Major League Baseball game along the way.
One Cool Path to the Summit
Either way, Scouts and Venturers from the South Texas Council will surely have an opportunity to glimpse into some of America’s coolest, tastiest, and most historical places.
What is your path to the Summit!?
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