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What’s The Status Of Filling Out The Jamboree Staff?

Summit Director Dan McCarthyThere’s been a lot of recent buzz about the status of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree staff. While we are making good progress filling out the staff, we are still recruiting and have positions available for anyone who meets the jamboree staff qualifications. General positions requiring no particular advanced skill qualifications are still available in several areas such as the trading post, staff dining hall, subcamps, and retail food.

Our greatest need is for those with the unique skill sets that qualify them to staff the new program venues we will be manning at this jamboree, particularly those relating to challenge course technology events (zip lines, challenge courses, canopy tours, climbing) and shooting sports. Here’s a list of the type of qualifications we seek:

•    COPE or climbing directors and instructors
•    Kayak/paddling experienced personnel
•    Downhill mountain bikers
•    NRA certified instructors
•    USA Archery Level I qualified personnel

We’re also in need of additional health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical assistants or technicians, and radiology technologists, as well as all types of EMS personnel such as paramedics and EMTs.

Staffing a jamboree is a rewarding experience; as one who has staffed 11 jamborees, I can say that with confidence. Being a member of the staff for this particular jamboree — well, let’s just say it’s extremely unlikely you will get another opportunity to be part of the staff of an opening event of the magnitude of the Summit.

If you haven’t yet signed up as a jamboree staffer, I encourage you to consider doing so. If you have any of the unique skills outlined above, there’s a real need for your help in making this the best jamboree ever.

See you at the Summit!


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