Scout GuideJamboree2010July 26–August 4, 2010The best, most exciting, fun-filled, safest jamboree ever!


Scout GuideJuly 26–August 4, 2010

Greetings,It is our pleasure to welcome each and every one of the morethan 44,000 Scouts, troop leaders, and staff members to the 2010National Scout Jamboree.As you participate in all the fun, challenges, and camaraderie,keep in mind that this year’s theme is “The best, most exciting,fun-filled, safest, jamboree ever.” By deciding to become aScout, you’ve already made a big step toward building a strong,positive future. Many years from now, we’re sure you’ll lookback on this exciting adventure as a major highlight of yourScouting experience.We encourage you to read this guide now and carry it withyou throughout the jamboree. The jamboree will be more fun onceyou’ve done this because of the useful and time-saving informationinside this pocket manual. Have a great time! We’ll see you at FortA.P. Hill, July 26–August 4, 2010.Sincerely,Terry DunnJamboree Camp Chief410-1532010 PrintingBoy Scouts of AmericaIrving, TexasRobert M. MazzucaChief Scout Executive

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ContentsI. Introduction. 7Dates and Location. 8Attendance. 8Caroline County. 8Jamboree Subcamps Celebrate America. 9Northeast Region. 9Western Region. 10Central Region.11Southern Region. 12Jamboreewide Game.13II. How You Fit In. 14Your City and Neighborhood.14Your Troop. 14Your Troop Leaders. 15About Your Patrol.17Your Conduct. 17Participant Statement of Understandingand Code of Conduct.18III. What Is There to Do?.21Passport to Excitement.21Program Scheduling. 22What Can I Do in My Subcamp?. 22Action Centers Are a Blast.23Outback Fun. 26Aquatics. 26See and Do—Daily Activities. 27World Friendship Fund. 31Activities Patch Segment. 32Duty to God Segment. 334

Contents cont’dIV. Things I Need to Know. 36Follow the Rules of S.A.F.E.T.Y. 36Stay Safe. 36Be Prepared for Bad Weather. 40Day Pack. 41Sunburn. 41Bedding.41Religious Observances. 41Postal Services. 43Telephone Communications. 44Banking Services. 45Trading Posts. 45Care of Valuables. 46Traveler’s Checks and Credit Cards. 47Lost and Found. 47Maintenance of Grounds. 47Recycling. 48Policy on Smoking, Alcohol, and Drugs. 48Military Hardware Policy. 48Bus Service. 49Swapping and Friendship Exchange.49Friendship Exchange Meals. 50Birthdays and Other Special Occasions at the Jamboree.50Visitors. 51V. What Should I Bring?.53Personal Equipment.53Patrol Equipment. 56A Scout Is Clean.575

Contents cont’dVI. What About Food?. 58Kosher Foods. 58Special Dietary Needs.58Kiosk Lunches for Scouts and Leaders. 59Don’t Keep Perishable Foods. 59Water. 60Cooking. 60Serving Food. 60Washing Dishes and Cleaning Up. 61Disposal: Dishwater and Food Waste. 61Taking Your Turn. 61Daily Checkup. 61VII. Getting the Word Out. 62The Purpose. 62Jamboree Newspaper. 62Hometown News. 62Duty to God. 71This 2010 jamboree logo is the registered trademarkof the Boy Scouts of America and may not be usedwithout its written permission.6

I. IntroductionThe 2010 National Scout Jamboree provides many uniqueopportunities for the youth and leaders who will participate. Asyou plan and give leadership to this great event, keep in mind theobjectives of the jamboree.F Bring youth and leaders to a clear understanding and a deepersense of commitment to the ideals of Scouting.F Build—for those who attend and for those who remain athome—a deep pride in belonging to one of the world’s greatyouth movements.F Show the citizens of the United States of America and theworld a model of democratic action as conducted by a greatyouth movement in a free society.F Give youth a rich and genuine Scouting experience of whichthey can truly say, “This is Scouting at its best!”F Establish the important need for physical fitness.F Emphasize the need for conservation of our natural resources intoday’s world.F Impress upon the youth of America the need to “Be Prepared”for the challenges of the future.F Help youth know and love America by learning more about theprinciples and history of our democracy, by living and sharingwith youth from all parts of the nation, and by seeing Americaen route to and from the jamboree.F Provide an opportunity to meet and camp with brother Scoutsfrom many parts of the world.F Inspire every participant to return to their home, troop,chartered organization, and community telling the story of thefreedom that is ours and the greatness of the United Statesof America.7

Dates and LocationThe 2010 National Scout Jamboree will be held Monday,July 26, through Tuesday, August 4, 2010, at Fort A.P. Hill,near Fredericksburg, Virginia, which is in the historic area ofWashington, D.C., and Williamsburg, Yorktown, Richmond, andNorfolk, Virginia. The opening day will be Tuesday, July 27, andthe closing day will be Tuesday, August 3.The jamboree troop arrival day will be Monday, July 26. Alltroops must be on site by 4 p.m. Departure day will be Wednesday,August 4, after 5:30 a.m.AttendanceThe jamboree is being planned for 36,000 Boy Scouts and unitleaders, plus more than 8,000 national, regional, and subcamp staffmembers. The plan calls for 900 provisional units, with 36 BoyScouts* and four unit leaders in each unit.Caroline CountyFort A.P. Hill is a U.S. Army installation near Bowling Green,Virginia, 20 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia. It isnamed in honor of Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill,a Virginia native who distinguished himself as a Confederatecommander during the Civil War. The fort was first establishedas an Army training area in 1941. It was an important stagingfacility during World War II, where more than 75 percent of theentire North African invasion force was trained and equipped.Today, the 76,086 acres of training area is the sixth-largest militaryinstallation on the East Coast. It is used by thousands of activeArmy and Reserve soldiers each year for training.The fort is in Caroline County, Virginia, an area of 542 squaremiles. The topography varies from nearly 50 feet above sea levelto approximately 200 feet. The jamboree site has mild winters,but it is usually very warm and breezy in July and August. To thewest are the mountains; the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers,Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean are to the east. The hightemperature should average between 85 and 90 degrees.8*All references to Boy Scouts or Scouts include Varsity Scouts.

The county takes its name from Queen Caroline, wife of KingGeorge II. Bowling Green is the county seat. Caroline County hasmany historical sites that played a part in the development of ourgreat nation. One of these, near Bowling Green, was where federalsoldiers surrounded a barn on the Garrett farm where John WilkesBooth was hiding after the assassination of President Lincoln.Booth was mortally wounded as he attempted to escape.Captain William Clark and his manservant York, leaders ofthe Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest, were fromCaroline County.Jamboree Subcamps Celebrate AmericaFor 100 years the letters BSA have stood for the Boy Scoutsof America—a nation blessed with natural areas, small towns,cities, and spectacular landscapes. The names and patches of the2010 National Scout Jamboree subcamps celebrate our countryand the rich variety that weaves it all together. Assemble all 21subcamp patches, and they form the numeral 100. Just as all thestates and territories striving together have made America great,Scouts from across the land are fitting together for Scouting’s100th Anniversary.Northeast RegionFreedomThe fierce independence of New England colonists helpedfan the flames of liberty that forged a new nation. Service tocountry still rings true for Scouts from Maine, Connecticut, NewHampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont.LibertyThe Statue of Liberty stands before New York City, hometownof many Scouts sharing Subcamp 2. Portions of New Jersey andNew York State are also represented here as troops bring theirpride of place—and their belief in the principles of liberty—tothe jamboree.9

NiagaraUpstate New York is admired for more than Niagara, but thatfamous waterfall is a good place to begin. Scouts also roam theAdirondacks, explore fast, cold rivers, and put their snow campingskills to the test every winter.KeystoneThe forested spine of the Appalachian Mountains curves acrossmuch of Pennsylvania, home to the Scouts of Subcamp 4. Theirsis a state of terrific cities, gorgeous backcountry, and plenty ofopportunities for Scouting adventure.Rough RidersTheodore Roosevelt exemplified much of the American spiritof the late 1800s and early 1900s. Leading the Rough Ridersinto battle, serving as the country’s 26th president, and helpingestablish the Boy Scouts of America, he is an ideal role model forjamboree attendees.Western RegionGreat Basin BuffaloScouts of Northern California and Nevada come from a land ofocean shores, giant sequoias, snowcapped peaks, and magnificentexpanses of arid land. Their spirit is as big and rich as the placethey call home.Northwest MooseThe land just doesn’t get any bigger than the mountains,forests, and waterways of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, andWashington into Idaho. Scouts from those states revel in theextremes of terrain and weather making their home perfect yearround for Scouting’s most challenging backcountry adventures.Sierra RamFrom Mt. Baden-Powell to Yosemite National Park, the Sierrarange is a beautiful setting for many Scouts from SouthernCalifornia to test themselves in camp and on the trail. Ask about10

their cities, seascapes, and progress in science, industry, and thearts, and you’ll find enormous pride everywhere in Subcamp 8.Mountain ElkScouts hailing from Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexicoknow the attraction of the high country and of the prairies beyondthe mountains. The jamboree’s many Scouts from Utah mix easilywith troops in all the Western Region subcamps, adding theirloyalty to this outstanding part of America.Central RegionHonest AbeThe Land of Lincoln is the heart of Subcamp 10. Illinois Scoutsjoin with troops from neighboring Wisconsin and Iowa to dedicatethemselves to President Lincoln’s vision of a strong and justAmerica. Here you’ll find some of the jamboree’s best chefs, too,cooking mouth-watering meals the Midwestern way.Lewis and ClarkSetting out in 1804 for the Pacific Ocean, members of Lewisand Clark’s Corps of Discovery scouted their way through whatwould become the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, andNebraska. Today’s Scouts along the route celebrate with adventuresof their own, including attending the 2010 jamboree.PopcornAs pioneers moved into the territories of a young America, thewilderness of Indiana and Michigan was for awhile the end of thetrail, as far west as many people needed to go. Subcamp 12 Scoutshonor the achievements of their ancestors and seek their ownsuccesses along the trail to the future.Wright BrothersOhio and West Virginia Scouts know the exploits of Orvilleand Wilbur Wright in launching the age of flight. Stroll throughSubcamp 13 and you’ll find Scouts practicing the kind ofinnovation and hard work that lifted the Wright Brothers’ airplaneinto the sky.11

HeartlandLakes, prairies, and wide open spaces, America’s heartlandprovides balance in the center of the country. Troops fromMinnesota and northern Wisconsin share their heritage withScouts from North Dakota and South Dakota to represent thetimeless values of small towns, farms, and cities.Southern RegionGulf CoastVibrant Gulf Coast waters are just the beginning for a placeradiating flavor, warmth, and spice. Scouts steeped in the ways ofAlabama and Mississippi can’t wait to tell you what their homestates are all about.Lone StarThe eyes of Texas are on Subcamp 16. Expect a big, heartyhowdy from those who come from a state with a heart as big as itsideas. Throw a lasso? Wear a cowboy hat? Serve the best chili onthe planet? That’s the Lone Star way.ColonialSubcamp 17’s Scouts are eager to welcome visitors to the stateof Virginia, site of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. They knowmuch about the local history and traditions and have the heritageof their ancestors in their hearts.The MountainmenVariety? It’s here in all the best ways at the subcamp of Scoutswho call Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee home. They have alot in common, too, including an eagerness to see that Scoutingcontinues to grow and thrive for the next hundred years.Pit CrewFrom the Low Country near the Atlantic coast to the ruggedheights of the Appalachian Mountains, there’s plenty forSubcamp 19 to boast about. For starters, the heritage of theCarolinas includes some of the best auto racing in the world. Youcan drop a checkered flag on that!12

Flight CrewThe launch pads at Florida’s Cape Canaveral have sent EagleScout astronauts all the way to the Moon. Stop by Subcamp 20to hear more about a home state with beaches, theme parks, andwarm, sunny days that are out of this world.RoughnecksWorkers on oil rigs lend their name to Subcamp 21, thejamboree residence of Scouts from Louisiana, Arkansas, andOklahoma. Those are states where hard work and big rewardsare the order of the day. The positive energy of the camp comesfrom an eagerness to make the most of every moment of the2010 jamboree.Jamboreewide GameUpon arriving at your subcamp area, you will be given a deckof cards (21 plus one with instructions). These 22 cards will haveyour subcamp logo on them. The object of the game is to tradeduring the jamboree with 20 Scouts from the other subcamps tocomplete a set of 2010 National Scout Jamboree collectible cards.13

II. How You Fit InYour City and NeighborhoodThe jamboree site will become an instant city of some 44,000inhabitants for a total of nine days. Amid the thousands of tents,elaborate gateways, and fluttering flags will be the communityservices of any city. These include hospital and medical centers,a postal service, food warehouses, a daily newspaper, tradingposts, water and fire departments, a security force, and a parksystem filled with programs beyond the wildest imagination. Thejamboree headquarters will provide services to regional campand subcamp staff. The subcamp is the center of operations forthe purpose of providing services to participants, including fooddistribution, program participation, and health and medical needs.(For a map of the jamboree site, see pages 66–67.)These Scouts and adult troop leaders will be in four regionalencampments divided into 21 subcamps (neighborhoods). Asubcamp is organized into 40 to 75 provisional troops withapproximately 1,600 to 3,000 total participants. A troop willoccupy a campsite of approximately 8,000 square feet.Your TroopThe patrol will be the functioning unit at the jamboree for thepurposes of program participation and food issue. Four patrols,consisting of eight Scouts per patrol, form a troop under theleadership of four youth leaders and four adult leaders; therefore,there are 36 Scouts and four adult leaders in each troop. Thefour Scout leaders are senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrolleader, quartermaster, and scribe. The functions of chaplain aideand historian should be performed by patrol members. The patrolsare led by a patrol leader and an assistant patrol leader.14

Your Troop LeadersBefore the troop campout for pre-jamboree training, youprobably didn’t know many of the Scouts and leaders in yourjamboree troop. Maybe the leader didn’t know anyone either. Bynow, the leader knows the names and a little something aboutmost of the members. These leaders are going to the jamboree forthe same reason you are—to have fun and to enjoy some greatScouting. So you’ll want to treat your leaders the way you like tobe treated. Just remember the Scout Oath (“to help other peopleat all times’’) and have plenty of fun, too. Your jamboree troopis organized just like your troop at home. Not surprisingly, theleaders’ jobs are the same as they are in your own troop. This iswhat they do.Scoutmaster. This person is the executive leader of the troop—thefinal authority. This leader works with the assistant Scoutmasters,the senior patrol leader, and the patrol leaders in seeing thatall Scouts have the best possible time at the jamboree. TheScoutmaster is responsible for the health, safety, and morale of alltroop members.Assistant Scoutmasters. There are three assistant Scoutmasters.They work under the direction of the Scoutmaster. One isresponsible for activities; one for supplies, equipment, andfood; and one for record keeping and scheduling activities. Youshould respond to their requests for help as if the request camefrom the Scoutmaster.Senior Patrol Leader. This is the top Scout in your troop, leadingthe patrol leaders’ council and working with the troop leader inadministering troop affairs. The senior patrol leader also:F Knows where all troop members are while at the jamboree.F Checks participants for cleanliness and uniforms.F Maintains the troop’s schedule for reveille, meal hours,reviews, and special assignments from your subcamp’s director.F Organizes all formations.F Makes a bed check of the troop each night.15

Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. The assistant senior patrol leaderhelps the senior patrol leader do the job and acts for the seniorpatrol leader when he is away from the troop. The assistant seniorpatrol leader also works with the assistant Scoutmaster for troopactivities to involve the troop, patrols, and individual Scouts injamboree activities.Quartermaster. This leader is responsible for troop equipment andsupplies. The quartermaster works with the assistant Scoutmasterto obtain supplies, equipment, and food.Scribe. The scribe works with the assistant Scoutmaster forrecords and scheduling. The scribe keeps all records, keeps thelog, and helps Scout correspondents who are reporting news of thejamboree for the folks back home.Patrol Leader. Your patrol leader is responsible, in general, foryour patrol. He will have guidance from the senior patrol leaderand adult Scouters. Your patrol leader:F Informs Scouts and sees that assignments are carried out.F Sees that patrol tents are neat, clean, and orderly, and that thearea around the tents is also clean.F Knows where his Scouts are at all times.F Maintains Scout-like discipline among patrol members.F Organizes patrol formations.The patrol leader has an important job. For the sake of thewhole patrol, help him by being cooperative.Assistant Patrol Leader. He helps the patrol leader and acts forhim in his absence.Chaplain Aide.F Encourages troop members to participate in religious servicesof their faith.F Assists the chaplain in conducting services.16

Historian.F Keeps a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, photographs, andother mementos of the troop’s activities.F Gathers digital pictures, videos, and facts forpost-jamboree functions.About Your PatrolIf you’re having fun in Scouting, chances are that you’re amember of a patrol with lots of spirit. Patrol spirit develops whenScouts guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law learn how towork and play together as a team. In short, a patrol with spirit isa good patrol—and good patrols make good troops.You’ll find that patrol spirit is what makes your jamboree troopgo, too. Like participants in other jamboree troops, you’ll takepride in your patrol flag and call. You’ll be working together as ateam each day with your fellow patrol members, whether you’reinvolved in friendly competition with other patrols or cookinga hearty jamboree meal. No wonder Scouts often make lifelongfriendships at national jamborees.Your ConductThe rule for all behavior at the jamboree is that participants areto conduct themselves in strict accordance with the Scout Oath,Scout Law, and the 2010 National Scout Jamboree ParticipationStatement of Understanding and Code of Conduct. (See nextpage.) That means you—and every Scout and leader. It’s the bestassurance that you will enjoy the jamboree and make a goodimpression on visitors, and that the jamboree will be a fine,second-to-none encampment.17

2010 National Scout JamboreeParticipant Statement of Understandingand Code of ConductStatement of Understanding: All participants (Scouts and leaders)are selected to represent their local councils based on theirqualifications in character, camping skills, physical and personalfitness, and leadership qualities. Therefore, all adult and youthparticipants and their parents or guardians are asked to read theCode of Conduct and Statement of Understanding as a conditionof participation. It is with the further understanding that seriousmisconduct or infraction of rules and regulations may resultin expulsion, at the participant’s expense, from the jamboree.Ultimately, we want each participant to be responsible for his orher own behavior, and only when necessary will the procedure beinvoked to send the participant home from the jamboree.The unit’s adult leaders (Scoutmaster and assistants) areresponsible for the supervision of its membership in respectto maintaining discipline, security, and the jamboree Codeof Conduct.All participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conductas follows:1. The Scout Oath and Scout Law will be my guide throughoutthe jamboree.2. I will set a good example by keeping myself neatly dressedand presentable. (The official Scout uniform and jamboreeidentifying items are the only acceptable apparel.)3. I will attend all scheduled programs and participate asrequired in cooperation with other unit membersand leaders.4. In consideration of other unit participants, I agree to followthe bedtime and sleep schedule of the unit, unless otherwisedirected by the jamboree program.18

5.I will be responsible for keeping my tent and personal gearlabeled, clean, and neat. I will adhere to all jamboreerecycling policies and regulations. I will do my share toprevent littering of the jamboree grounds.6.I understand that the purchase, possession, or consumptionof alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs by any youth memberis prohibited. This standard shall apply to all participants—both youth and adult leaders.7.Cheating, stealing, dishonesty, swearing, fighting, andcursing may result in expulsion from the jamboree orserious disciplinary action and loss of privileges. Thejamboree headquarters must be contacted for the expulsionprocedure to be invoked. There are no exceptions.8. I understand that gambling of any form is prohibited.9. I understand that possession of lasers of any type, andpossession or detonation of fireworks is prohibited.10. I will demonstrate respect for unit and jamboree property,and be personally responsible for any loss, breakage, orvandalism of property as a result of my actions.11. Neither the unit leader nor the Jamboree Department ofthe BSA will be responsible for the loss, breakage, or theftof personal items. I will label all my personal items andcheck items of value at the direction of unit leaders. Theftwill be grounds for expulsion.12. While participating in the action centers, aquatics, andother activities, I will obey the safety rules and instructionsof all supervisors and staff members.13. In accordance with U.S., local, and state laws, adult leadersand youth are prohibited from having firearms and weaponsin their possession.14. Scoutmasters and assistants will be guided by the ScoutOath and the Scout Law, and will obey all U.S., local,and state laws.19

15. Scoutmasters and assistants must receive Youth ProtectionTraining and follow the guidelines therein prior to pre jamboree training.16. Hazing has no place in Scouting. Nor does running thegauntlet, belt lines, or similar physical punishment. Leadersand older youth must prevent any youth from being“initiated” into the troop with hazing.17. Adult leaders should have the good judgment to avoidtrading souvenirs or patches with a child or youth memberin Scouting. Youth members may trade with youthmembers. Adult leaders may trade only with other adults 18years of age or older.18. Adult leaders and youth leaders must instruct youth toavoid confrontation with groups, demonstrators, orhecklers, and must assume a passive reaction to name calling from individuals or groups. Units or groups must beremoved from the area of potential conflict immediately.19. Participants’ and staff members’ personal bicycles,skateboards, roller skates, and in-line skates will not bepermitted at the jamboree. In addition, golf carts, all-terrainvehicles (ATVs), and scooters are prohibited.20. Serious violation of this code may result in expulsion fromthe jamboree at the partic

cities, and spectacular landscapes. The names and patches of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree subcamps celebrate our country . Leading the Rough Riders . into battle, serving as the country’s 26th president, and helping . Northwest Moose he land just doesn’t get any bigger t