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2019 World Jamboree

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On 2/12/2019 at 9:22 AM, thrifty said:

fyi - WSJ day passes are now available.  I was able to get ours last night.

https://www.2019wsj.org/attend/day-visitors/?fbclid=IwAR0KipxPhJIj4OXNMTnsv6VJu6ud9IEykS3qfHf0HCCuC56w9vpNCTRrcHM

 

How many days are you going for?

I just discovered today that day passes are possible even for cub scouts. I think we may take the drive, but not sure how many days to go for. I was thinking 2. Or maybe 3?

Any thoughts on this from anyone.

 

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On March 20, 2019 at 10:25 PM, karunamom3 said:

How many days are you going for?

I just discovered today that day passes are possible even for cub scouts. I think we may take the drive, but not sure how many days to go for. I was thinking 2. Or maybe 3?

Any thoughts on this from anyone.

 

With a cub? I would just go for one. At this point most of the places you'd stay are full, so you would have a substantial drive to the nearest hotel or campground each day.

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On 3/23/2019 at 5:50 AM, qwazse said:

With a cub? I would just go for one. At this point most of the places you'd stay are full, so you would have a substantial drive to the nearest hotel or campground each day.

Thanks. We are going for 2 days with 5 from the Troop & 3 Cubs. 

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I'll be there on the IST.

My son is going with Crew 141, they've designed some great patches, a neckerchief, and a t-shirt.  Neckerchief is really awesome, but at $21 ea, he won't have many to trade.  

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I'll be there for one day. I live about 4 hours away, so I'll just be driving over for a day and then driving home. Really excited to see an International Jamboree!

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Measles....

West Virginia and Scout officials are encouraging measles vaccinations for the 45,000 Scouts and leaders expected  to attend.

West Virginia has not had a confirmed measles case since 2009. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 23 states had 839 total confirmed measles cases as of May 10.

The preventable disease was declared eliminated in 2000. The CDC says this is the greatest number of measles cases the country has seen since 1994.

“Mass gatherings, like the World Scout Jamboree, create an environment that increases the risk for infectious disease occurrence and transmission due to overcrowded conditions, limited hand hygiene facilities and compromised personal hygiene practices,” state health officer Dr. Cathy Slemp wrote in a May 7 letter to Dr. John Lea, medical director for the Jamboree.

She went on to write that measles is so contagious that when one person gets it, up to 90 percent of people in close contact with that person who are not immune will also become infected. For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die from it, Slemp wrote.

One in 1,000 people with measles will get brain swelling, which could lead to brain damage, according to the CDC.

“The good news is that measles can be prevented with a safe, effected and inexpensive vaccine,” Slemp wrote.

All attendees should have received two doses of the measles vaccine or have otherwise met requirements for presumptive immunity before the Jamboree, Slemp wrote.

The only exception to the vaccine requirement should be those who medically cannot be vaccinated according to recommendations from the CDC, Slemp wrote.

Scott Scheffler, a spokesman for the World Scout Jamboree, said in addition to being screened by Customs and Border agents at entry points to the U.S., participants will be screened by Jamboree health officials with the help of local health department staffs as they enter the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

“In the event of an outbreak of any kind, the World Scout Jamboree has plans in place to quarantine patients impacted in order to protect the larger population of participants,” he said. “If any arriving participant shows signs of being sick, they will be examined by a Jamboree doctor before being admitted to the event.”

Scheffler said the Jamboree has more than 800 medical staff, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, EMTs and medics. Scout leaders have worked with local and regional hospitals and the West Virginia National Guard to plan for and make outside resources available to participants, he said.

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/health/ahead-of-scout-jamboree-wv-health-officials-prepare-for-possible/article_d5757cca-2b29-54f7-90cd-de90200f23e6.html

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