2017 National Jamboree: Program Preview!
Blog 18 Jan 2017 | 11:26 pm
The program available at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be the most extensive, engaging programming that has ever been available to young people. The Summit Program Leadership Action Team, under the leadership of chairman Russell Smart, has devised a slate of programs in five distinct areas that will ensure no Scout has a bored moment at the Jamboree.
One theme throughout the program planning is choice. No Scout will have a chance to do it all — there's just too much to do and too little time at the Jamboree to participate in absolutely everything. At the same time, no...
Tuesday Scouting Hot Finds Newsletter January 17, 2017
Blog 18 Jan 2017 | 11:08 pm
So many of my favorite collecting niches are represented in this block. I have the Type 1 Explorer Silver Award in my collection and Senior Scouting including Air Explorers is one of my favorite areas.
I won't be able to get out a new episode of the podcast this week with everything that is going on. However, I do have some good people interested in being guests so Scouting Hot Finds Radio is definitely back.
Late last week I added a new folder in my Facebook store by posting a fresh album with 300+ new CSPs that are all priced cheap with...
Big news for staff housing
Blog 18 Jan 2017 | 10:27 pm
If there's been one consistent theme for the 2017 Jamboree leadership, its a commitment to improving the staff experience. That's manifested itself in welcome changes, such as the new busing options on and off site. But there's one more change that will affect you every single night:
The opportunity to pick your tentmates.
Jamboree staff housing is now open, and you can select two additional staff members to be your tentmates. Why only two, you might ask?
The Jamboree leadership have made some changes and are endeavoring to place only three staff members per tent this year. That means more space to stretch...
Staff Arrival & Departure Details
Blog 18 Jan 2017 | 10:04 pm
The Boy Scouts of America is joining with Transportation Management Services (TMS) to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly transportation solutions for jamboree participants, including staff. Please note every staff member is required to register their arrival and departure times with TMS. Submitting your arrival and departure times is a quick process that takes less than three minutes to complete.
To schedule your arrival and departure time, please use this link: REGISTER STAFF ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
TMS will also be providing airport shuttle service from Yeager Airport in Charleston, WV and Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC.
Airport shuttle times and costs can...
Blog 18 Jan 2017 | 7:21 pm
Pinewood Derby time has arrived for many Cub Scout Packs across the country. Thousands of derby cars have been made, or are being finished. Each will be a work of art. Many will have original designs. Some will race for speed. Some will try for the Best Of Show award. A few will probably not cross the finish line. The point of the derby is for the parent and Cub Scout to spend some time together to create the car, and then have fun racing against the others of the Pack.
Most Cub Scout Packs give trophies to the fastest cars....