Troop 505 Occoneechee Council National Scout Jamboree Meeting Jan 18

a message from Jack Baker, Occoneechee Council 2013 National Jamboree Committee Chair

The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree is just around the corner and I want to make sure every scout knows about the Jamboree and how to attend. Due to new instructions, the Occoneechee Council is offering and encouraging local home troops to attend the Jamboree together as a troop in addition to signing up individual scouts.  To support this effort we have scheduled an informational meeting on Wednesday January 18th, 2012 at 6:00pm at the scout office for scout leaders interested in attending the Jamboree with their troop. (yes, you will attend as the adult leaders with your scouts).

Attending the Jamboree as a troop will be easier than you think.

1. The council will provide all your transportation to and from the Jamboree.

2. National will provide all of your equipment including tent, cots, dining flies, cook equipment and so much more.

3. If you don’t have 36 scouts to fill a Jamboree troop, that’s ok – We will set you up with another troop with the same need or fill your troop with individual scouts from the council.

4. All you will be taking is a duffel bag (provided by National) and a day pack (provided by the council).  Everything else will be provided for you and your troop.

Currently the Occoneechee Council is sponsoring nine troops to attend the Jamboree in 2013.  We need to know how many home troops will be attending, before we begin to recruit contingent adult leaders for the scouts not coming with their home troop.

Attached is an informational sheet about our up coming meeting. (Wednesday January 18th, 2012 at 6:00pm at the scout office)  Please share this information with your troop committee and with others who might be interested in attending the Jamboree.

We are on a fast track right now, because in July of 2012, National has invited us to attend a Jamboree Shakedown at the Summit.  We want to send the four Jr. Leaders from each of the nine troops to experience the Jamboree and then return and report.  To do that we need to get everyone signed up before the end of March.

If you have individual scouts that want to attend with a council contingent troop, that is great too.  Please have them go to the following web site to sign up.

The Council also has a 2013 Jamboree web site with lots of information.

The 2013 National Jamboree will be the inaugural event of the Summit High Adventure Base. Please consider being a part of this historic event.