Monday, 8 March 2010

Jamboree Scout Meeting in Portland

On Saturday March 6, 2010 I had a Jamboree Meeting with about half of the staff for 50% for Sub camp 7. Sub camp 7 covers the Pacific Northwest. It Primarily Includes the States of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Staff comes from as far north as Alaska and as far south as Tennessee to serve with this group for the coming 2010 National Jamboree.

The purpose of the meeting in Portland was basically a meeting to get together, meet the people you are going to be working with, and answer any questions you may have. I learned a lot about my role and what the expectations of a youth staff member are.

As a youth staff member you are expected to serve under any of the Subcamp departments or divisions on a as needed basis. You are basically there to fill in as needed. I know this may seem like a very boring job, or a job that does not have much to do, or a specific job description. The problem with the jamboree is that there is so much going on that there is always so much to do that if you are looking, able and willing there is always something that needs to be done.

That is all I know about the Jamboree for know. I get my medical form and Travel advisory in. My airline change my ticket without warning and I am still having to work through those issues but everything will work out in the end.

And once again, it is only a hour a week, at least that is what we should tell those starting out.

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

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