Last Frontier Council Troops are in the final stages of formation for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree and we are now just a year and a few days away from go time! Over the next few weeks, your Troop Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters will be working together to determine a meeting schedule. Communication about these dates should come from your Troop adult leadership very soon.
Troops and Crews are comprised of a diverse range of Scouts. Therefore there is a great opportunity to spend time in advance of the trip to get to know each other and form the structure of the Unit organization. Each Troop will be comprised of a Scoutmaster and three Adult Assistant Scoutmasters.
Of course it would not be Scouting if the Troops were not youth led as well. That means each Troop will form individual patrols and select leadership including Patrol Leaders, Senior Patrol leaders and support positions. Scouts—now is good time to be thinking about your leadership role and the position you might want to go for.
Early meetings will be focused on team building and getting to know each other (Forming/Norming/Storming) so that by the time we hop in the bus in July 2012 we can get right into performing and having a great time. Later, the meetings will shift more to Jamboree preparation with information about process including travel logistics, activity registration, in camp expectations, and in camp logistics.
As you know, this is the first ever Jamboree at the new Summit Bechtel Reserve. This will mean many improvements over previous Jamborees and it will also mean learning a little along the way as far as low level details. The best way to keep up with what is going on at the Summit is regularly check the Summit Blog and to follow the Summit on Facebook. You will find a lot of great information there. For Last Frontier Council specific information follow this blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and of course look for e-mails from your Leadership. Once Troops have been assigned Jamboree Troop numbers, many will also create their own communication pages to share Troop specific information.
July 2013 will be here before you know it. Go Big! Get Wild!