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Sneak Peak at 2010 Jamboree SubCamp Logos

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Sneak Peak at 2010 Jamboree SubCamp Logos

Posted on 05 September 2009 by Dan

The 2010 National Scout Jamboree Sub Camp Patches are designed to arrange a “100” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

2010 Jamboree Sub Camp Patches

These patches along with other special Jamboree items will be available to order in a catalog that will be mailed to each staff member and participant in February of 2010. This mailing will feature a special pass code number that will allow them to order presale items online beginning in March 2010.

Source: Western Region Jamboree News Issue #15 (pdf)

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2010 National Jamboree Personalized Medical Forms Being Distributed

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2010 National Jamboree Personalized Medical Forms Being Distributed

Posted on 04 September 2009 by Dan

Last month we informed you about the 2010 National Scout Jamboree personalized health forms being delayed. The personalized health records are now being distributed. Keep in mind, from the original delayed message, that the forms will take several weeks to be delivered to everyone. If you have not recieved your form yet, do not worry, it should be arriving shortly.

When you do recieve your personalized bar coded Medical Record you will recieve two emails. The first, will have the medical form attached. The form is an adobe acrobat form that is password protected. Your name and contact information will be pre-filled. This email also includes the directions:

Please open the attached Jamboree Medical Form using the password sent to you in a separate email. (Viewing the attachment requires Adobe Reader software. If you do not already have it, go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/ and download it for free.)

You will need to complete Part A by entering in the information into the form before printing it. After printing it, take it to your physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner to have Part B completed by him or her. Once Parts A, B, and C are complete, and you have copied your insurance card onto the last sheet, follow these instructions:

Youth Participant or Adult Leader: Return the form to the Scoutmaster of your Jamboree Troop.

Jamboree Staff: Please fax the form to 972-580-7860.

For additional information please refer to the Jamboree website: www.bsajamboree.org

The second email will contain your password to open the document. This email came within seconds of the first email message with the medical form attached.

See you at the Hill!

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2010 National Jamboree Leader’s Guide Released

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2010 National Jamboree Leader’s Guide Released

Posted on 14 August 2009 by Dan

Jambo Leaders Guide CoverThe 2010 National Scout Jamboree website now includes a copy of the 2010 National Jamboree Leader’s Guide (pdf). According to various sources, the guide was going to be posted by the end of June, however it appeared on the site early today.

The Jambo Leader’s Guide includes additional information needed to continue preperations for the 2010 National Jamboree. Topics include, but are not limited to:
– Introduction
– Jamboree Leadership
– Troop Opeartions (Pre-Jamboree Planning & Activities)
– General Information for Troop Operations
– Equipment
– Subcamp Overview
– Adminstrative Group
– Food Services Group
– Retail Group
– Enterprise Risk Management Group
– Jamboree Media & Corporate Alliances Group
– Program & Regional Support Group
– Appendix (Maps, Plans, Forms, & more)

If you are going to the jamboree, this guide will help answer your questions, even if you aren’t a contigent or unit leader.

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June – July 2009 National Jamboree Bulletin

Posted on 21 July 2009 by Dan

The June – July 2009 National Jamboree Bulletin is on the BSA Jamboree Website.

A few of the highlights:

Lower prices from BSA Supply—There are lower prices on some items in the 2010 Jamboree package plans. The new prices are located on www.MyBSA.org (Internal Scouting Profesionals Website). Council professionals responsible for jamboree will have access to the new prices.

Jamboree patches—All council contingents that have paid the first $100 per person have received or should soon receive their adult leader and youth Scout patches. These are being sent directly to councils to the attention of the council jamboree contact.

Come to the jamboree—There is still room for participants to attend the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. Check with your local council for details. Regions still have troop allocations that have not been fulfilled.

Second jamboree payment—The second payment of $400 per person is due to the National Council on or before July 31, 2009. Participant and adult leaders make payments directly to their council; staff must make their payment online. Late fees of $50 per person ($2,000 per troop) will be applied to those who do not make the payment on time. Don’t forget! Pay by July 31.

Council contingent coordinators—Councils with three or more contingent troops must appoint a council contingent coordinator. This person must submit an adult leader application. Once the council has approved the adult leader application, send that person’s name and contact information to 2010jamboree@scouting.org.

Troop numbers—Jamboree troop numbers are being assigned to councils by Boy Scouts of America regions. Councils have been instructed how to assign Scouts and leaders to troops and submit the troop number assignments, as well as the leadership assignments, to the Jamboree Department.

Approve leaders—If councils have not done so, now is the time to approve youth and adult leaders through the jamboree registration system.

Gateways—Jamborees are full of color and excitement, something in which troop gateways have always played a big part. Showing Scouts from other parts of the country what’s unique or interesting about a troop’s home area is a time-honored jamboree tradition. Troops usually design their gateways to reflect the most notable aspects of their home area—history, geography, industry, etc. This is often done in very creative and novel ways.

It’s important to plan ahead when designing and building the troop gateway. To ensure that all materials, tools, and equipment will be available, it is vital that plans be made early to transport everything that’s needed with the council contingent. The jamboree site is relatively remote. Once there, obtaining the simplest of tools or materials could be a real headache. Due to the lack of facilities or personnel to receive them, shipping separate materials or equipment to the jamboree is not an option. Everything must be transported with the council contingent. Troop gateways must not exceed 10 feet in height and must be of non-conductive material.

No holes—Federal authorities have prohibited the digging of holes of any kind, for any purpose, anywhere on the jamboree site. Applications for permits to dig holes for gateways will not be considered. This rule will be strictly enforced. All gateways must be designed with supports on the ground surface and must be secured by weights, staked guy lines, or other means not requiring holes in the ground. Storms are common at jamborees, and gateways should be designed to accommodate winds of up to 70 miles per hour. It is highly recommended that troops design, fabricate, erect, and test gateways prior to transporting them to the jamboree site.

Troop gateways—The height of troop gateways will be limited to a maximum of 10 feet and can have no electrical components. The 10-foot height restriction includes flagpoles, which must be of nonconductive material (wood, PVC, etc). There will be NO climbing allowed in the erection of the unit gateways. No tents or other unit components will be allowed within the “fall zone,” the height of the gateway itself.

Metal poles for troop tents are permissible; however, no troop tents may exceed 10 feet in height.
Subcamp and regional gateways may not exceed 16 feet in height (including attached flagpoles or other amenities) and 20 feet in width, which is the existing design of the jamboree-installed wooden gateway structures. These are to be decorated per the site plans. Each subcamp and region must develop a detailed erection and demolition plan for decorating the provided gateway. No climbing on the gateway will be allowed, and no modifications to the structure are allowed.

Visitors—From Wednesday, July 28, through Tuesday, August 3, the jamboree will be open to visitors from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., with the following exceptions:
– Wednesday, July 28: 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
– Saturday, July 31: 9 A.M. to 11 P.M. (to allow for arena show attendance only)

There are no accommodations on site for visitors, including RV, tentage, or fixed housing. Upon entering the jamboree site, guests will be directed to the visitors information tent in the main parking lot, where they will receive directions to regions, subcamps, or activity areas. Visiting Scouts will not be able to participate in action center and/or program activities.

Still have questions about jamboree? Check the jamboree Web site, www.bsajamboree.org

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2010 National Jamboree Staff Update

Posted on 20 June 2009 by Dan

A payment reminder was recently sent out via email to those individuals who have applied to be on staff. If you haven’t seen it, check your spam filters!

Here are a few highlights:

Payment Reminder:
The second 2010 National Scout Jamboree payment in the amount of $400 per person is due on or before July 31, 2009. Please keep in mind that a late penalty of $50 will apply if payment is not received on or before that date.

All staff payments must be submitted online utilizing the same process that was used when the original application and deposit were submitted. Payments CANNOT be accepted in the Jamboree Department. The only payment method acceptable is electronically.

Complete step-by-step instructions can be found on www.bsajamboree.org under the “Staff” section.

Jamboree Staff Patches:
Each staff member will receive a total of two staff patches. The Jamboree Department will mail the first patch for all submitted staff applications and paid deposits. The letter with this patch very clearly states:

“Congratulations on completing your jamboree staff application. If selected as a jamboree staff member, you will be joined by more than 7,500 Scouters committed to delivering a magnificent experience to our Scouts. The selection process can take some time. We appreciate your patience. In recognition of your first payment (deposit), you will find the official jamboree staff emblem enclosed for you to wear above the right pocket of your BSA uniform.”

The patch is in no way a guarantee of a staff position!

The second staff patch will be sent out starting in late February, 2010, to all accepted staff members who are current on their fees. (Fees should be paid in full by Jan. 31, 2010.)

Youth Protection Training:
Don’t forget your YPT! All trainings must be current within two years of arrival at the jamboree. If training is going to need renewal, take care of it now! Why wait? Training can be taken online at: http://www.scouting.org/Training/YouthProtection.aspx.

Be sure to log in to the Staff EDIT form using the registration code on your jamboree application to update the expiration date upon completion of the renewal.

See you at the Hill!

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2010 Jamboree Phone Service

Posted on 04 April 2009 by admin

AT&T has committed to be a major sponsorship of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. As part of their commitment, they plan to place numerous portable cellular phone towers featuring both closed and open systems.

The Jamboree Director, John Alline, also announced that cell phone recharging will not be allowed in the medical tents. They are currently working on other options, which may involve fee based recharging stations. In addition there will be no pay phones, however there may be a tent sponsored by AT&T with cell phones available for scouts to call home for free.

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The Automation Federation

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Automation Federation Serves as Technology Partner for 2010 Jamboree

Posted on 26 March 2009 by admin

The Automation FederationThe Automation Federation announced today that it has been selected by the Boy Scouts of America to provide activities for Technology Quest at the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree. The event, which celebrates the 100th Year of Scouting in America and attracts over 40,000 Scouts and leaders, will be held at Fort A. P. Hill in Virginia, 26 July – 4 August 2010.

Technology Quest at the Jamboree is an exhibit area where Scouts can take part in a variety of science-related activities. The Scouts, traveling from all over the United States to take part in the Centennial Jamboree, will learn more about the importance of math and science in education.

Technology Quest (formerly Arts and Sciences) is a dynamic set of interactive hands-on activities highlighting the Arts and Sciences. The Automation Federation exhibit will consist of series of interactive stations where Scouts will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on demonstrations that will give them insight into a variety of automation careers.

The mission of Technology Quest is to excite and motivate youth to acquire the skill sets needed for life and careers in the 21st Century. The Automation Federation exhibit will challenge their imaginations and allow them to explore a wide variety of new experiences. Technology Quest will equip youth with a vision of the future, and the knowledge that they can play whatever role they choose in shaping that future.

In the coming weeks, the Automation Federation will be offering an opportunity for industry companies to submit an RFP to sponsor one of a limited number of interactive stations. The companies that are selected to participate in this event will join the Automation Federation in helping to build the “Next Generation of Automation Professionals” through this event.

The Federation will also be recruiting individual members that were former Scouts as well as present or past Scout Leaders to give some of their time over the 10 day Jamboree to take part in running the exhibit and interacting with the attendees.

Kim Miller Dunn (Den Leader Pack 618 Cub Scouts-California), Chair of the Automation Federation, along with Leo Staples (Troop Committee Chair BSA Troop 275-Oklahoma), Chair of the Automation Federation Energy Committee, are the Co-Chairs for the committee planning this set of activities. “We are pleased that the Boy Scouts of America has honored the Automation Federation by allowing our association to be part of this exciting event in Scouting. The Jamboree gives us an opportunity to reach out to tens of thousands of Scouts and Scout leaders to educate them about the career opportunities in the automation profession, which will help our member organizations and industry companies fill the void as the current generation of technicians, engineers, and technologists retire. This event is truly a ‘win-win’ partnership between the Boy Scouts of America and the Federation,” said Dunn and Staples.

For further information about the Jamboree, or to find out how to be involved, contact Mike Marlowe at + 1 919 314 3937 or mmarlowe@automationfederation.org.

About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 4.1 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20 with more than 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About the Automation Federation
The Automation Federation is a global umbrella organization under which member associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions, advance the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications and develop the workforce needed to capitalize on the benefits of automation. The Automation Federation is working to become the “Voice of Automation.” For more information about the Automation Federation, visit www.automationfederation.org.

The following has been a press release issued by The Automation Federation.

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Newly-Formed Youth Services Team to Support Youth Staff at 2010 Jamboree

Posted on 03 February 2009 by admin

The Jamboree Department of the Boy Scouts of America recently approved the formation of the Youth Services Team—a team of skilled volunteers, 21+ years of age, dedicated to the highest standards of fun, support, and safety for the nearly 1,000 16-17 year-olds who will serve as Youth Staff members at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.

Keith and Dorothy (Dot) Gehlhausen of Evansville, Indiana, who advocated for the creation of this specialized service team after their personal experiences at the 2005 Jamboree, have been selected as the overall co-chairs for the Youth Services Team (YST). The leadership of the YST, consisting of the Gehlhausens, four function-specific vice-chairs, and three BSA professional staff advisors, are currently accepting applications for a limited number of YST staff roles from adult volunteers with specific skill-sets that directly support the mission and vision of the Team.

The primary functions of the YST are divided across four areas of service to the Jamboree’s youth staff. The program section will produce evening and free time activities and entertainment exclusively for the youth staff. Security and support will work to provide the youth staff and YST members with what they need, and help them go where they need to be while maintaining the highest possible of safety while at the Jamboree home away from home. The administration section will aim to support communication and solve problems through information and coordination. The youth advisement section will serve as the team’s front line, interfacing directly with the youth staff throughout their time at the Jamboree.

“The Youth Services Team will be one of the most highly energized and skilled groups of youth workers at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree,” writes Keith Gehlhausen, “we’re not necessarily looking only for Scouters with the most experience, we seek people who have professional quality training and experiences that can help the YST achieve its mission.”

The search for those skilled volunteers is underway. Those interested in serving on the YST must be willing to dedicate time to planning, preparation, and implementation before, during, and after the Jamboree. A supplemental application that addresses the specific needs for the YST can be accessed online at http://bsa2010.org/hq/application.

“We aim to match the best people to the right jobs, and to accomplish that, we need to know more information about our applicants than what is gathered with the standard Jamboree staff application,” according to Dot Gehlhausen.

Applicants will also need to submit a Jamboree Staff Application and registration form under the “Event Reservations” section of http://myscouting.org, citing “Youth Staff” (even though qualified applicants will be 21+ years of age) as one of five staff role selections. The YST supplemental application is available online now through February 21, 2009.

General questions about the Youth Services Team may be directed to the team’s co-chairs at yst@bsa2010.org. Technical questions related to the online supplemental application should be e-mailed to Josh Kirby, Vice Chair for Administration, at josh@bsa2010.org.

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Friday Funny: Great Moments in Scouting History

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Friday Funny: Great Moments in Scouting History

Posted on 02 January 2009 by Dan

Welcome to Friday Funny! Every Friday, Scouting News will share a Scouting related joke with our readers. Hopefully you find it just as funny as we did!

Space Exploration JSP Buckey CouncilThis week’s Friday Funny comes from a Jamboree Shouler Patch (JSP) that was issued by Buckeye Council for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. The Council issued a series of JSPs titled “Great Moments in Scouting History”.

Check out the rest of the series, or help out their Council Contingent by picking up a set of these creative shoulder patches! Great Moments in Scouting History Patch Flier (pdf)

Do you have a Scouting related joke? Would you like to see it featured on a future Friday Funny? If so please use the contact us page to send it to us. If you include your Unit and / or website address it will be included with the joke.

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