Re: K2BSA Traffic @ Jamboree
- --- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, Brian Cieslak <k9wis@y...> wrote:
>I think you missed my message where I stated that the Jamboree
> This is good information guys..Do the scouts know
> which sub camp they will be in before they get there?
subcamp is actually the high order digit(s) in the
special Jamboree troop numbers assigned to each contingent. A scout
certainly knows his Jamboree Troop number well before he leaves!
So if a Scout is in Jamboree Troop 612, his subcamp is 6. If he's in
Jamboree Troop 1563, his subcamp is 15, etc. Each subcamp has less
than 100 Jamboree Troops.
> Can you give me an example of a sub camp name?They all have a number such as 1, 15 , etc. They sometimes have a
secondary name that relates to that year's theme, but it's
> I imagine that a message to the Jamboree would beDon't forget zipcode is needed for NTS messages via packet.
> addressed to
> <scouts name> AR
> <troop number> AR
> <subcamp> AR
> Fort AP Hill, Va. BT
I'd suggest this instead from an actual snail mail I sent to my son:
> Joe Scout, Bowling Green, VA 22428-
> Troop <number> Subcamp <number>
> BSA Jamboree
The critical thing is that the parents know to use the *Jamboree*
Troop number, not the Scout's normal home troop number, which is
totally useless at the Jamboree.
For example, although my son's home troop number was 63, when my son
attended the 1997 BSA National Jamboree, he was in Jamboree Troop
411. Not coincidentally, Jamboree Troop 411 was located in site 11
of subcamp 4. And his full mailing zipcode was 22428-0411, so the
subcamp and troop number were also in the zip plus four!