2013 Jamboree Pictures and News, Day 9

Pictures and News About the Jamboree, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Greg Crenshaw

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Greg Crenshaw

The Big Zip

A highlight of the extraordinary experiences at the Jamboree, and the ongoing high-adventure opportunities at The Summit Bechtel Reserve, are the Zip Lines.

Bonsai Designs was chosen as a “best-in-class” provider to design and construct the many Zip Lines at The Summit site.

2 Big Zip Rides

  • One “Big Zip” spans a distance of over 3,000 feet, with 5 side-by-side zip lines;
  • The second Big Zip involves 10 zip lines, splitting equally from a top launch tower and spanning over 1,000 feet to two separate landing platforms (the launch is at the back of the Stadium);
  • The launch and landing platforms are all custom-designed;
  • Together, the Big Zip rides can host almost 1,400 participants in an 8-hour day;
  • It is projected that 9,720 people will experience the Big Zip Rides during the 2013 Jamboree.

Canopy Tour Zips

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Shane Noem

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Shane Noem

The Canopy Tour opportunities (that use zip lines as part of the tour in the trees) will provide:

  • 3.5 miles of aerial adventure, using almost 15 miles of cable;
  • 12 Canopy Tours, with 60 individual zip lines, that can host over 1,200 participants in an 8-hour day;
  • It is projected that 13,968 people will experience a canopy tour during the 2013 Jamboree.

Ready to Try It?

If you can’t experience the Zip Line yourself, try these videos to get a feeling of what the Zips are about:

Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive, Does the Zip

Jamboree Today Zip Line Video

Bonsai Designs Turns Plans Into Off-the-Chart Fun

 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Daily Video Newscast from Jamboree Today, Monday, July 22, 2013

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Monday, July 22, 2013

2013 Jamboree Pictures and News, Day 7

Pictures and News About the Jamboree, Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mike Rowe at the Stadium Show

View Mike Rowe from the Saturday Stadium Show on Scouting Magazine’s YouTube Channel:

 

Sunday Religious Services

A Scout Is…Reverent.

Photo Credit: Jamboree Today

Photo Credit: Jamboree Today

When I attended the Jamboree in 1997 and 2001, I was always impressed with the variety of religious services and the huge scale of attendance.  A Scout also had the opportunity to visit a service different from their own faith.  Jamboree Today had the list of religious services for Sunday, July 21, 2013 and a map of the locations.

Beach Ball Record Attempt

Photo Credit: Scouting Magazine

Photo Credit: Scouting Magazine

A Scout Has…Fun.

On Sunday, in the AT&T Summit Stadium, Scouts (how’s that for words in a row with the same beginning letter…) attempted to break the world record for the most people keeping beach balls in the air.  The current record, 14,993, was set in Spain in 2012.

Photo Credit: Scouting Magazine

Photo Credit: Scouting Magazine

Scouting Magazine has more information and images.

Watch the following video about the beach ball record attempt from Scouting Magazine on YouTube.

 

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2013 Jamboree Pictures and News, Day 6

Pictures and News About the Jamboree, Day 6

Stadium Show

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Tom Copeland

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Tom Copeland

The AT&T Summit Stadium was the place to be on Saturday afternoon, July 20, 2013.  Jamboree Today said “King, TV Star, and Bands Rock Jamboree Show.”

Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive, told the crowd he wanted three things from the Jamboree participants:

  1. Make some new friends;
  2. Learn some new things;
  3. and have fun.
Photo Credit: BSA photo by Tom Copeland

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Tom Copeland

It surely was easy to accomplish all three for the participants at the Stadium Show.  Although you’ll miss the sounds, smells, and sights, you could have watched the live stream or you can watch the recording on your own schedule!

Mike Rowe, (also in Scoutmaster Sykuta’s Day 6 daily update), admonished the crowd that:

  1. The Dirt Patrol is alive and well (look at Mike Rowe’s T-Shirt in the picture in Mike Sykuta’s update);
  2. A Scout is clean, but not afraid to get dirty;
  3. and work smart AND hard.

Mike Rowe said he did not want anyone to be “profoundly disconnected” from others OR work.

Rowe asked the Jamboree crowd to change the way the country thinks about skills and work, to understand the value of hard work, and to not be afraid to get dirty.

That message sounds much what I recall my parents communicating to me over 40 years ago.  It’s good to hear it again.  You might casually ask your son or daughter when they return home from the Jamboree what they thought of Mike Rowe mentioning “working smart AND hard.”

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

2013 Jamboree Pictures and News, Day 5

Pictures and News About the Jamboree, Day 5

Garden Ground Mountain Hike

Jamboree Troop D402 from Circle Ten Council hiked to the Garden Ground summit on July 17.  Their webpage has a great selection of images including one of the Council fire ring with the beginning collection of rocks.

Jamboree Band

Did you know there is a Jamboree Band?  Here is an article in the Scouting Magazine Blog about the band playing in Charleston, WV.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

2013 Jamboree Pictures and News, Days 3 and 4

Pictures and News About the Jamboree, Days 3 and 4

The Consol Energy Bridge connects two of the camps with activities areas.  Built with a $15 million donation from Consol Energy, the pedestrian bridge is uniquely designed and striking to view.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013