Taking a pass ... in Going to the next Jamboree? Posted October 2, 2012 Tomorrows' response is ~~hardly~~ persecution. Here's the quote he responded to: "May I ask a stupid question? What good is the jamboree, and why does anyone go? I would not know. I have been involved in scouting since the 1960's, and I have never been to one, and from what I have seen and read about them, I have no idea why anyone else goes to what is apparently a huge bore-fest when they could just go backpacking instead." What is most interesting to me is everyone who has been to a Jamboree has positive comments about it. Yes, it's expensive. Name one activity, done at a high level, that is NOT expensive. As for the quote above-I'd say that's some skill to get that much negativity in such a small space.