Jump to content

Going to the next Jamboree?

Sign in to follow this  

A place to chat about Scouting's biggest gathering

262 topics in this forum

    • 16 replies
    • 1555 views
    • 1 reply
    • 586 views
  1. Spending Money

    • 8 replies
    • 1233 views
  2. Jamboree physical

    • 20 replies
    • 1892 views
  3. jambo awards

    • 1 reply
    • 734 views
    • 1 reply
    • 1201 views
    • 6 replies
    • 728 views
  4. uniforms

    • 10 replies
    • 1005 views
    • 32 replies
    • 2552 views
  5. Visitor Donation

    • 6 replies
    • 742 views
    • 3 replies
    • 665 views
    • 40 replies
    • 2890 views
  6. Jamboree Headgear

    • 11 replies
    • 1123 views
  7. Jamboree Troop Money

    • 10 replies
    • 945 views
    • 10 replies
    • 674 views
Sign in to follow this  
  • LATEST POSTS

    • Background... I was raised in a long-standing Mormon household.  As in, I have a great grandfather's journal about living in Illinois during the Mormon persecution, another grandfather who was part of the Mormon Battalion, and other ancestors who travelled with the handcarts from NY to UT.  I was talking to my mom recently.  My parents live in a very tiny town smack in the middle of Utah, with a population that's 99.5% Mormon.   (My guesstimate.  Point is, very little religious diversity.)  Mom is on the city council.  She said they're looking into who could be a CO for a BSA troop because there are more than a few scouts who won't be able to make Eagle in time to beat the LDS withdrawal, and others who are going to be 'new' scouts who had brothers or cousins who earned Eagle and want the same thing. When the church first announced it was going to start its own program, I had thought this would be the case, but I just wasn't hearing anything from any of my relatives.  Or anyone else for that matter.  I decided I had it completely wrong, and LDS youth were going away for good.  Now that things are wrapping up for the LDS scouts, I'm seeing what I thought I would be seeing last year.  Families who value scouting and still want their sons involved.  Of course, it still remains to be seen what percentage of LDS families end up sticking with scouting, but if that tiny, very Mormon, population in Utah is an indication of what other towns are thinking, my theory (guess, wild estimate?) would be that we'll see 1/4 to 1/3 of the LDS scouts return and/or join up.  
    • Don't want to hijack, so I'll start another thread, but I have a little bit of insight here.
    • We generally do very well as a district, and are hoping that we will do even better this year, since Scouting For Food is no longer the same week as our school district food drive.  When we are trying to go door to door, and students from 87 school are bringing donation to class every day the same week it gets tough.
    • I have a low bar: If a clique is robbing liquor stores to buy drugs, it's bad. If a clique is lofting a projectile to land loudly yet harmlessly on the SM's tent ... not so bad.
    • Yes, I just looked up our recharter documents from last year, and there was a $40 Unit Liability Insurance Fee.
  • Who's Online (See full list)

×