Thursday, 4 February 2010

Jamboree Communication

We are now at 5 months away from the 2010 National Jamboree and I have not seen anything from National except for unofficial, mixed messages from various Scouting email lists about this event. I can't believe how little information staff is getting. Quite frankly I am shocked to say that I have not heard from my Subcamp chief for Subcamp 7 since november. I was expecting at least 1 update or newsletter from him by know, I know that December is a bad month, so I was not expecting anything then, but January has already come and gone and we are already on February 4. Maybe I have high expectations but hey communication is the key to ensuring the success of any event.

Well lets not ramble on or complain now. I am now sending out a request to the Scouting Community, to share anything you have heard about the Jamboree whether or not it is official, I am looking for anything and everything people know.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08


  1. Here is some information I'm getting from my area chair:

    There was a big meeting at the hill this weekend, hopefully it stirs up some discussion. My area chair solicited questions for his bosses to ask, so hopefully we hear some information.

    Final Jamboree Payment due 1/31/10
    Medical Forms due by 3/1/10
    Travel Advisory returned by 3/31/10 (note that this date differs from some earlier publications.)

    Staff Training:
    Current Youth Protection Training is required. It is good for two
    years, so any certificate dated after August 5, 2008 will be valid.
    This may be completed online. Bring the certificate.

    The National Jamboree site includes a staff training section at . The following online training is recommended for all staff. The links to these training courses are on the staff training page.

    · 2010 National Scout Jamboree Staff Orientation: contains
    answers to frequently asked questions that will help staff understand what is expected of them. There is a resource sheet that can be printed out at the end.

    · Physical Wellness: to help prepare attendees for the 2010
    National Scout Jamboree. It is appropriate for leadership in all
    program areas and for Boy Scout and Venturing youth.

    · National Incident Management System: staff and key leadership are requested to take at a minimum ICS 100, 200, and 700.

  2. Joe Troop 44/2/10 19:51

    I signed up to be a staffer on May of 09. I have not received a medical form or any info on my position. They don't forget to send me any e-amil around payment time though. I received the 1st patch as well.


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