The biggest scouting event of the year is only a few months away. Come July 14 a whole passel of Scouts, Venturers and leaders will make their way to West Virginia to attend the 2013 National Jamboree.
We are most excited about meeting all the Venturers who will be in attendance at this year’s Jambo. For the first time ever Venturers will be able to act as participants. We have three youth and one adult attending the Jamboree this summer.
Crew 91 Venture Scouts will be a part of a combined contingent from the W.D. Boyce Council and the Lewis and Clark Council. When we arrive at The Summit we will be camping alongside not only Venturers from around the country but with international scouts in Foxtrot Camp.
We are incredibly excited, to say the least, to be a part of a historical Jamboree. We’ll keep you posted of our activities leading up to and during this year’s 2013 National Jamboree at The Summit!
No, we didn’t say goodbye to anyone. We worked the Zac Brown Band concert last night at the Peoria Civic Center! Man what a night. The crew manned two concession stands and worked our fannies off. The afternoon started at 3:30 and we walked out the door at 11:30!
Between the two stands we made quite a haul. We work hard but in the end the work pays off. All those nachos and wrapping of hotdogs, the burnt fingers from cheese that’s too hot, comes in handy when you want to go on a high adventure. Sure you might dream of pretzels and cheese and a marching line of nacho trays for the next two nights but the tradeoff is beyond rewarding.
For a few of us slopping nachos and carting cases of water means we get to attend the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree! A handful of others will be able spend a week in Canada fishing to their hearts’ desires because of all those hotdogs. Or hauling all those ice buckets and getting covered in relish and sauerkraut means a venturing family whitewater rafting trip in Tennessee.
No matter the event or how long the hours, we know we’ll always have a fantastic time running the registers at the Peoria Civic Center! The rewards are twofold: an incredible time together for a few hours a month and the opportunities to experience the great outdoors later.