Boy Scout Jamboree Day 4
By Jim Condon
July 27, 2010
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Today was the first full day of the Jamboree. The get-together this morning to head to the exhibit was much smoother. We were actually on the road by about 7:40. We are now starting to perform like a well oiled machine. We got to the site and set everything up and were ready to go by about 8:45. We had great help today. There were 19 volunteers on site to help out. It seems the communications are getting better. Remember when the scouts come in you switch to hold. When the Scouts leave you switch to send.
The weather was great today. We had temperatures in the 80’s to low 90’s. In the afternoon there was a brief rain that helped cool things down.
We saw a lot of scouts and leaders. Our official count was 1,051 by closing time. There were scouts from all over the world. We start everyone out at the watershed map and they get to put a pin on the map of the United States. Today we had lots of countries written on the side of the map. To this point we have had visitors from Japan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Sir Lanka, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada.
I am sitting here with Tim and discussing the days events. We both feel that we have a good program in place. I don’t know what we are doing but the volunteers at the site are all very happy with what we are doing. I don’t think we’ll have problems getting volunteers from the group we have here. Everyone is enjoying themselves immensely.
Tim has been trying to get some feedback from the scouts going through the exhibit. They like what they get to do. The watershed map and earth ball are both favorites. They also appear to be getting the word as some follow-up questions indicate they understand the concepts we are trying to get across.
Tomorrow is going to be a short day as there is a major arena event in the morning. The exhibit will open at 1:00 and go to 5:00. We can sleep in. Yea.
That’s all for today.