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Coming to the 2013 Jamboree: Venturing Crews

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Coming to the 2013 Jamboree: Venturing Crews

Posted on 20 April 2011 by admin

Beginning in 2013, Venturing Crew members are eligible to participate in the National Scout Jamboree. There has been an overlap between this policy being established and the recent publishing of an updated version of the Guide to Safe Scouting, which states that only Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts can participate. The electronic version of the Guide to Safe Scouting will be updated to reflect the correct information. The hard copy version will be updated at the next printing.

Source: Scout Wire News Release

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Colorado Rapids Partner with BSA in Centennial Celebration Event

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Colorado Rapids Partner with BSA in Centennial Celebration Event

Posted on 09 February 2010 by admin

The Colorado Rapids and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced an enhanced partnership for 2010 today, highlighted by a special engagement on July 31 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

This announcement comes in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America presenting the BSA’s 2009 achievements and 2010 goals during their Report to the State at the Colorado State Capitol yesterday, at which Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush was a guest speaker.

All participating Boy Scouts in this truly unique event will arrive at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park the morning of July 31 prepared for a full day of activities, beginning with a special tour and programming in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge and on Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s fields complex.

Scouts will then have the opportunity to witness a Colorado Rapids home match, as they move inside the stadium to cheer on the Rapids during the club’s regular season match against FC Dallas.

Following the game, scouts will be treated to a special nationwide broadcast as the stadium’s RapidsVision joins in live to A Shining Light Across America from the Centennial Celebration Show from the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Virginia.

Scouts and their families will conclude the event with an overnight campout on the stadium complex.

For more information about the July 31 Boy Scout event with the Colorado Rapids, fans can call Rapids Account Executive Emily Kilcoyne at (303) 727-3540.

Source: Colorado Rapids Press Release.

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Interactive Robotics Station at 2010 National Jamboree

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Interactive Robotics Station at 2010 National Jamboree

Posted on 01 February 2010 by admin

Automation Federation LogoThe Automation Federation (AF) announced today that Rockwell Automation and Rockwell Collins will participate in the AF Technology Quest exhibit at the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree, which will be held 26 July through 4 August 2010, at Fort A.P. Hill, VA. This historic event will celebrate the “100th Year of Scouting in America” and will attract more than 250,000 Scouts per day.

Technology Quest is an exhibit area at the Jamboree where Scouts will take part in a variety of science-related activities on a daily basis. The Scouts, traveling from all over the United States, will learn about the importance of math and science in education and for possible careers in automation, including those in engineering and technology.

The Automation Federation was selected in March by the Boy Scouts of America to be a Technology Partner at the 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The purpose of the Automation Federation exhibit is to challenge the imaginations of the Scouts and allow them to explore the wide variety of careers that await them in the automation profession.

To aid in this effort, Rockwell Automation and Rockwell Collins will present a FIRST® interactive station where Scouts will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on robotics demonstrations that will give them insight into a variety of automation careers. In honor of the event, Rockwell Automation and Rockwell Collins will also provide staff who are Eagle Scouts or are current Scout Leaders to interact with the Scouts at the exhibit.

Leo Staples, co-chair for the Automation Federation planning committee for this exhibit, said, “I am pleased that Rockwell Automation and Rockwell Collins will play an important part in the Automation Federation Technology Quest Exhibit. Both companies have consistently shown their support for educational opportunities that support the goal of advocating the importance of math and science to students. We welcome and value their participation and what they will bring to our exhibit and our workforce development initiatives.”

Rockwell Automation Chairman and CEO, Keith Nosbusch, said, “I commend the Automation Federation for their insight and leadership in stepping forward to participate in this important Scouting event and, more importantly, for the opportunity it gives our profession to lay the groundwork for building the next generation of automation technicians and engineers.”

“The Scouts will experience hands-on activities that will be fun and educational at the same time,” said Rockwell Collins Chairman, President, and CEO, Clay Jones. “This formula is a proven winner when it comes to getting kids engaged in learning about technology and high tech careers.”

To learn more about the Automation Federation’s workforce development initiatives, visit www.automationfederation.org.

If you are interested in learning more about, participating in, or supporting the Automation Federation’s Technology Quest exhibit, contact Mike Marlowe, director of government relations for AF, at mmarlowe@automationfederation.org.

About FIRST®
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based in Manchester, NH, FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, and engineering. With the support of many of the world’s most well-known companies, the not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) for high-school students, FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) for children 9-14 years old, and Junior FIRST LEGO® League (Jr.FLL) for 6 to 9 year-olds.

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Rockwell Automation employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. www.rockwellautomation.com

Rockwell Automation has been the proud sole sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition “Innovation and Control Award” since 2007. For more information visit http://www.usfirst.org/.

About Rockwell Collins
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

Rockwell Collins is the Official Program Sponsor for FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), the newest and fastest-growing FIRST program available to students in grades nine through twelve, for more information visit www.usfirst.org/aboutus/content.aspx?id=15398

About 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.

Source: Automation Federation News Release.

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Gone Home: John Alline, Jamboree Director

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Gone Home: John Alline, Jamboree Director

Posted on 21 December 2009 by Dan

John Alline, the Jamboree Division Director, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on December 19, 2009.  Mr. Alline was 58 years old.

Mr. Alline was a 36-year employee of the Boy Scouts of America and was currently the Director of the National Jamboree.  Mr. Alline was also the previous Associate Director of the Order of the Arrow.
According to his obituary, a private memorial will be held at a later date, and memorial contributions may be sent to the National Boy Scout Council or any local council.

Mr. Alline is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jean; daughters, Jennifer Garber and her husband, Jim, of High Ridge, Mo., Erika LaCourt and her husband, Vinni, of League City, Melanie Alline of North Richland Hills; granddaughters, Callie Garber and Kayla LaCourt; sister, Mary Gerassimenko and her husband, Michel, of Lahaina, Hawaii.”

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Goshen Out of the Running for Permanent National Jamboree Site

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Goshen Out of the Running for Permanent National Jamboree Site

Posted on 05 August 2009 by Dan

According to a post on the National Capital Area Council Website, the National Council has decided not to pursue a permanent National Scout Jamboree site at Goshen Scout Reservation.

We regret to inform you that the Boy Scouts of America has decided to withdraw its interest in Goshen Scout Reservation as the permanent site for the National Scout Jamboree. The BSA identified too many potential obstacles in developing the Goshen site to its fullest and is pursuing other venues.

The National Capital Area Council will continue to support the outstanding outdoor programs offered at Goshen Scout Reservation. This process has identified many areas that offer great potential in strengthening our service to youth. Goshen Scout Reservation will continue to serve as our council’s classroom for character far into the future.

We appreciate your support during this long and interesting process.

Statement of Governor Kaine On Rockbridge County Site Being Withdrawn as Possible National Scouting Center

Virginia Governor, Timothy M. Kaine, released the following statement yesterday:

RICHMOND – Governor Timothy M. Kaine released the following statement today on the Boy Scouts of America withdrawing the proposed Goshen site in Rockbridge County from consideration for the National Scouting Center and 2013 National Scout Jamboree:

“The Commonwealth has a longstanding history of hosting the Jamboree – Fort A.P. Hill has been home to this important event for the past 28 years. We are pleased Virginia had the opportunity to work with the Boy Scouts to try and keep the Jamboree in Virginia.

“After much discussion it became clear that the Goshen site in Rockbridge County was just not an appropriate location for an operation of this magnitude. However, I applaud the cooperative spirit that existed between the Boy Scouts, Rockbridge County and the Commonwealth.

“We’re proud of the many Boy Scout troops in Virginia, and we’re grateful for the good works they do in our communities. We look forward to working with the Boy Scouts of America in the future.”

Where will we look next? According to the National Council Press Release, Boy Scouts of America Accounces Virginia Site No Longer Being Considered for National Scouting Center:

The organization recently signed an agreement to purchase 10,600 acres, some of it reclaimed mining property, near Beckley, West Virginia, and announced that it would develop a new high- adventure base to complement its existing three bases in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Florida. The BSA expects to close on the property later this fall.

“In light of our recent decision concerning the Goshen site, we’ll be looking to see if the West Virginia property can support a jamboree, but we have a lot of work to do there before we can make that determination,” Furst explained.

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