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RememberSchiff posted a topic in Going to the next Jamboree?http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20170721/secretary-of-state-tillerson-stops-in-wv-for-boy-scout-jamboree U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson along with his wife Brenda visited the Jamboree on Friday as part of a ceremony detailing the planned Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center and unveiling a bronze statue of him at the site ..Tillerson spoke about the leadership center and the importance of instilling values-based leadership in Americaâ€™s youth. â€œWhen we acquired the site for the Jamboree, we realized we had an opportunity to do so much more than that,â€ said Tillerson, who served as national president of the Boy Scouts of America from 2010 to 2012. â€œWe wanted to create a lasting leadership opportunity, and this was a part I really wanted to attach my name to.â€ The Rex W. Tillerson Leadership Center will be a part of the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex, which is under development. The center will be â€œa place for leadership and ethics training for youth,â€ according to Wayne Perry, another former national president of the BSA. Perry said the center will be approximately 12,000 square feet and feature multipurpose classrooms, an auditorium and a library. The Boy Scouts unveiled a bronze statue of Tillerson and presented him with a flag and smaller replica statue. â€œI feel so blessed to be led to this place and to be a part of this project,â€ he said. â€œMy part is very small, but I am proud of my part.â€ ... Tillerson told Scouts to â€œnever stop developingâ€ as people and to be a â€œprinciples-based leader.â€ â€œYou have to practice and work hard at it, and you are going to be challenged,â€ Tillerson said of improving as a leader and person. â€œThat is what we want to teach you at this center â€” to practice and apply these values.â€ More details at above source link. Tillerson is a Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Buffalo Award recipient and past national president of the BSA.
RememberSchiff posted a topic in Girl Scoutinghttp://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20170627/1000-plus-girl-scouts-descend-on-wv-for-jamboree ... Through a partnership with the National Boy Scouts of America, the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council are able to host this yearâ€™s Jamboree for Girl Scouts across the nation at a facility Brown refers to as, â€œthe Disney of camp grounds.â€ For the five days 1100 Girl Scouts spend at the Summit, they will get to explore the Mountain Stateâ€™s wilderness through activities like kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking and zip-lining. Theyâ€™ll also hear from educators, like scientists and researchers from NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency. The trick, according to Kathy Storage, camp and travel manager for the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond, is to offer all the educational experiences â€œin a fun way!â€ More info at source link above. P.S. The girl and adult fee is $300 per person if a $30 non-refundable deposit is made by December 16; if you opt to make a deposit; the balance is due in three $90 installments on March 31, April 30, and May 31, 2017. After Dec. 16, the event fee will be $330 a person until the May 31st final event deadline. The price includes admission, tents, cots, basic meals, activity equipment, program supplies, facilitator support and a patch. Note: To register at this price, the troop/group must have at least have the following adult:girl ratios: 2 adults for every 16 Girl Scout Juniors (4th-5th graders) + 1 adult to each 1-8 additional Juniors; 2 adults for 20 Girl Scout Cadettes (6th-8th graders) + 1 adult for each additional 1-10 Cadettes; 2 adults for 24 Girl Scout Seniors (9th-10th graders) + 1 adult for each additional 1-12 Seniors; 2 adults for 24 Girl Scout Ambassadors (11th-12th graders) + 1 adult for each additional 1-12 Ambassadors. Registration link below http://forgirls.girlscouts.org/travel/jamboree-at-the-summit/