Well the news is spreading but it looks like the Jamboree will be staying in the Virginia/West Virginia Region if they go through with the negotiations that they are planning on doing. I really do not care where the jamboree is, yes it would have been nice to have it in a more central location. The location should not affect scouts wanting to go to this event. Yes the price is really high for those on the west coast but with prior planning anything is possible if you put your mind to it. These events are not just for the rich and well to do scouts, they are for all scouts who are willing to work in order to attend these events. Not everybody is going to have the same financial capacity but if a Scout is truly thrifty and with the proper amount of time given should be able to attend a big event like the National Jamboree. These event dates or approximate time frame is known a few years in advance, so there really is not excuse for not paving your own way to attending one of these events.
Yours in Scouting Service