There is still room to sign up for the 2013 Jamboree

Dear Scouters:

The Last Frontier Council is sending 4 troops to the 2013 Jamboree, and while there are still a few spots available, they won’t last long. Please share this information with your Scouts. It would be a shame if a Scout missed the Jamboree because they didn’t find out about it in time.

Register online – at summit.scouting.org. That’s the only way to do it. Once a Scout is registered, he has to get his Scoutmaster’s signature on the Council’s permission to attend form (which, again, you have to get online).

Check out the Boy Scout qualifications at https://summit.scouting.org/en/Jamboree2013/Pages/Boy-Scout-Qualifications.aspx.

The total cost is $1,500. That may seem like a lot, but it’s half the cost of the last Jamboree. A Scout can reserve his spot with a $200 deposit, and then $100 monthly payments.

Don’t let cost be a deterrent. Many Scouts raise money to help pay their way, and our Jamboree troops will conduct a few fundraisers along the way to help.

Finally, I know there are some Troops that like to attend Jamboree on their own – not as part of the Council’s contingent. At the 2013 Jamboree, only those Scouts who are part of a Council-sponsored troop will be able to enjoy all the activities at the Summit. If you go on your own, you’ll be restricted to the visitor area, and your Scouts won’t get the full Jamboree experience.

Again, please pass this information along to your Scouts. Do it this week. We’ve made numerous efforts to schedule Jamboree presentations at individual troop meetings, and we’d still like to visit your troop if we haven’t yet.

You can contact David Copeland at Davidnprogress@gmail.com and he will connect you with the Jamboree Scoutmaster that has been assigned to your area.

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