I met with one off our Contigent Troop ASM over the weekend.....
He brought up the BBQ that was supposed to follow the hike to the garden.....Or the mountain......He mentioned that it didn't happen.
The other thing he mentioned he was glad that after the third day that they went with a truck and got their subcamps food...so the walk went from a 45 minute walk one way to 20 minute one way. So the boys could sleep in till 5:30 instead of getting up at 4:30 to get breakfast and lunch.
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- Jun 2002
I thought one of the big selling points of the Summit was it's compactness, compared to AP Hill. Everything was supposed to fitted onto a few hundred acres, not the thousands at AP Hill. No more four hour hikes to arena shows. What happened to that? And because it was built on a reclaimed strip mine, there was not more that 100 feet of elevation change across the entire site. All this directly from the lips of Jack Furst.
Kahuna commented08-27-2013, 09:26 AMEditing a commentMy reaction, too! Seems to me it wasn't just hills but distance that was a problem for everyone. Another bit of mis-advertising.
- Jan 2006
It was new, and different. It is a high adventure base. It has 10600 acres. It was a 90 minute hike from A camp to the Barrels or Ropes. It was a 90 minute hike from F camp to the Garden Ground, thru A camp. It was a 20 plus minute drive (departing!) from A camp to the rt. 19 gate. It is a big up and down property. Even 100 feet vertical is alot of hiking, (more than once! Not just up and down and done...) and yes, it was no doubt more than a 100 feet difference between all the camps and activities.
It will be tough to plan for railroad arrival, if not impossible, (bridge into Thurmond, closest Amtrak station, is too small for busses) so OtR busses will always be the transport of choice. Airports are many miles away. Old map has a spot labeled "President's Helipad", south of the LowGear trails. Hire Ospreys from the Marines??
Feeding 35,000 folks was/is/will be a challenge.
Lots of old hands could not come and flesh out the staff, so the staff there often did double duty . The "Voice from the Sky" announcing "WARNING< THIS... IS A LIGHTNING... ALERT" ("puny earthlings!!,,, surrender, resistance is futile!!") was ... interesting.... The swaying Consol Bridge was exciting in the wrong way.... The thousands of smiling boys was some reward (as my wife would say, "how can you pay to volunteer??") .
I really can't think of any other place where I will ever again use that duffle . Got a bag of patches and pins and maybe 150 pics on my camera memory..
Got a friend, now, in Gettysburg who will give us a personal tour of the battlefield and museums.
Hey, I'll be 70 in 2017...
Ok so who else received the email from scouting and the west virginia department of heath?????
"....... in the unlikely event that you become ill, please report your attendance at the Jamboree to your healthcare provider".
Hmmm wonder why my lad was exposed too?????
- Dec 2006
Here's the actual link to the report from the email if anybody is interested.....https://scoutnet.scouting.org/mml/i/...d_Mountain.pdf
- Jul 2012