Boy Scout National Jamboree

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Yeap, have heard of it, but never did attend the national. Went to quite a few local and regional events, but never went to the Jamboree. Made it to rank of Eagle, Order of the Arrow, etc. Had a lot of fun; for example at the beautiful Philmont Scout Ranch in NM, climbed Mount Baldy, went through the Tooth of Time, came w/in 10 yards of being struck by lightning :eek: ;), rode a burro, met some great guys, etc.

For the official site: http://www.scouting.org/jamboree/


Rockn, FWIW, your comment in the above post really is degrading to those of us that believe &/or have been active in the BSA. True, there are a few bad/disgusting jerks that have been associated w/ Scouting that need to rot in jail for their actions - but you will find the such in any large group of people... heck, guess we could also taint all of MN the same? :rolleyes:

MINNEAPOLIS MAN INDICTED FOR PRODUCING, DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORN
http://www.ice.gov/graphics/news/newsreleases/articles/distrib031705.htm

Third District Judge James Fabian found a La Crescent man guilty of three counts attempted possession of child pornography on January 14.
http://www.hometownargus.com/2005/january/18speltz.html
 
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It just seems odd that grown men dress up in uniforms with kerchiefs and hang around young boys...too creepy.
 

Jackiefrost9

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Most of the time those grown men are the boys' fathers.

MSM Hobbes:
Philmont in on my list of things to do, hopefully in a couple years I will go, and I'm planning on getting my Eagle even sooner then that (a year maybe less). I'm off to the Jamboree tomorow morning at 3:30am which kinda sucks but I've never been over to that part of the East Coast so touring should be fun.
 
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I was in scouts in first grade, but my troop sorta broke up so I quit.

I like the old 60's scout manuals way :cool:
 
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Yeah, all the old school survival & camping methods!! I basically eat-up all the old stuff lol.
 

Jackiefrost9

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lol old scouts was the best because they didn't have all that liability crap that stops most of the fun we try to have.
 
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Well, and it was fun back then! Nowadays we have computers, and internet, and movies, etc to distract us.

Back then that was prolly all they had (unless you were a rich little you-know-what) :D:D
 
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Jackiefrost9 said:
Most of the time those grown men are the boys' fathers.

MSM Hobbes:
Philmont in on my list of things to do, hopefully in a couple years I will go, and I'm planning on getting my Eagle even sooner then that (a year maybe less). I'm off to the Jamboree tomorow morning at 3:30am which kinda sucks but I've never been over to that part of the East Coast so touring should be fun.
Driving or flying? I've not been to that area either, but... you should definately enjoy the scenery, plus of course there is a lot of rich history to be found in that region. If taking a dig camera, would be great to see some of the shots when ya return. hint... hint... ;) Be safe, and have great time!
 

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