Last night Steve met with the scouts and parents of Great Trail Council's National Jamboree Troop B326 and elected our final leaders (the Patrol Leaders, the Senior Patrol Leader was elected back in September). Lots of preparation by the adult and youth staff was evidenced as we covered so much of what they can expect.
One highlight if the meeting was the presentation by our youth quartermaster the following video on what to bring and what will be provided at the Jamboree. Classy editing of footage shot at the Summit Shakedown and information from the Council Jamboree Guide leads to a perfectly well done video. Watch and enjoy.
Scouts and Scouters are limited to what they can pack in a Jamboree Edition Osprey Transporter BSA duffel and a day pack. Here is a update of the duffel (including links to the scouting magazine announcement) and ideas about what must be in your day pack.(hint -- the 10 essentials).
Stop by and introduce yourself to us at the 2013 National Jamboree in Mount Hope WV
Steve and Kimberly (Troop B326 and Crew F610)
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Republished and upgraded (from July 2012): For those that asked to see our 100L duffel bags. Here is the link to REI Cargo Adventure Duffel. (That link is no longer at REI, here is a close substitute at REI) It is huge and also convenient. Best parts: large expandable side pockets and the backpack straps zippered away on the bottom. Somewhat awkward to carry on your back, but so much easier than lugging it at your side. Highly recommended for car camping and regular travel. We took these to the Summit Shakedown since they require one duffel and one day pack for each participant. Additional great feature is our Lafuma chairs (see our review)fit inside since they are only 29" long. The National Jamboree will provide a duffel to all participants.
Update: While the REI is our personal duffel, the National Jamboree will provide one made by Osprey (see a picture of the 115L duffel here).
|From blog.scoutingmagazine.org, Photos by W. Garth Dowling/BSA|
From the blog: "The bag measures 27 by 18 by 12 inches (length, width, and depth). The capacity is 5,797 cubic inches, or 95 liters. There are three compartments: the main pocket, one at the top that also holds the backpack straps, and another on the flap of the main pocket." [Response from Bryan
Good news — I measured wrong! Bigger is better, and these are definitely 115-liter bags. Thanks for pointing that out, Steve.] Yeah! [But Chris on the same site posts a link to something that looks the same. (Osprey Transport 95). So time will tell.
hang in the closet with care.
S&K Troop B326 and Crew F610