Health and Safety Service Splits up for 2010 National Jamboree

Posted on 22 October 2008 by Dan


In order to make the 2010 National Scout Jamboree “The Best, Most Exciting, Fun-Filled, Safest Jamboree Ever” the services handled in the past as “Health and Safety” have been split into two separate services.

Safety Services, which will be lead by Sven Rundman, National Capital Area Council, will focus on proactive accident prevention efforts to meet the goal of ZERO accidents at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Medical Services, which will be lead by Dr. Carl Marchetti, Monmouth Council, is currently focused on identification and education of medical risk factors for participants, and efforts to ensure participants and staff are “getting fit” for the event. During the 2010 Jamboree, the Medical Services will provide on-site injury and illness care, if required, to return participants to their Troop as soon as possible.

Each Region will have a Chief Medical and Safety Officer who will oversee the Sub Camp Medical and Safety Officers. Selection of these key Safety and Medical Professionals is almost complete.

In order to make sure you are ready and “fit” for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree, visit the “Be Prepared” section of the official BSA Jamboree website.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Richard Losh Says:

    Is there a need for pharmacists at the National Jamboree. If so, can I haves some info sent to my e-mail Thanks

  2. Dan Says:

    I doubt they need pharmacists at the Jamboree. Anyone needing that level of medical treatment would go to the Army hospital.

    If you wanted to verify the BSA Health and Safety Team Lead is active in the forums of http://community.scouting.org.

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