I think you’ll find that is the case with scout families everywhere.
I had a really cool experience this past weekend. We took our Boy Scouts to the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH. We camped on base and went to Sunday Services at the base chapel. 25 dirty and smelly scouts were warmly welcomed into the chapel. The Chaplains wife was walking by with her young son who was about 6. She told me that he was going to be a Tiger Cub next year. So I got down on my knee and taught him the “secret” Cub Scout handshake. He was pretty excited.
In the six years we’ve been involved, we’ve met a ton of great people both in our unit and within the brotherhood of scouting.
Did you two see the release on the BoyScout's 100 Year Anniversary National Jamboree at Fort AP Hill?
Here's some info I got on it:
First come first served - Reservation are limited to 144 boys from the entire Gulf Stream Council.
Cost - There is a substantial cost - see attachments. Time and age - The Jamboree happens only once overy ~ four years. This next jamboree will be held 7/21/10 - 8/5/10.
Yes, that's right - 2010. Boys must be between the ages of at least 12 and less than 18 on 7/1/10. This means this is a once in a lifetime event for many Boy Scouts.
Please read over ALL the information carefully and discuss with your families.
Here's the kicker: Cost is estimated at $2,200 per Scout for us, but that includes transportation. They have a payment plan. We're still up in the air over it because $2,200 is a good chunk of summer camp for both kids.