2001 National Scout Jamboree

Information for Scouts and Parents


Get ready for two weeks of adventure, fun, learning and growth! The 2001 National Scout Jamboree is shaping up to be the best ever. As with any adventure, good planning can reduce disappointment and increase fun. The purpose of this letter is to provide Scouts and their parents with information about the Jamboree and tour so that you can, "Be Prepared."

Mission Statement

The mission of the 2001 National Scout Jamboree is to deliver a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience to Scouts and Scouters that will reinforce the values of the Boy Scouts of America.

Measurements of Success

Did attendees learn, share, and improve

Did attendees leave the jamboree

Did the total experience of the 2001 jamboree

We, the jamboree leaders of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, will measure our success if the Scout can say "YES!" to those questions.

Vision Statement

Our vision statement for this event is:


You have our commitment to "do our best" to live up to that vision.




The Scout’s health and safety is of primary importance throughout the trip. Reasonable precautions are taken in the planning and operation of the program. But no activity is without risk. Scouts are expected to accept responsibility for their own safety, follow instructions, and use common sense. Scouts that pose a risk to the safety of others may be required to leave the tour or jamboree at their own expense.

Medical Requirements

It is very hot at the jamboree, and the activities can be very strenuous. Therefore, it is very important everyone drink plenty of water at the jamboree. Scouts and leaders are required to bring a personal water container (sports bottle, canteen, etc.).

Physical Examination. All participants must submit certification of physical fitness on the official form, Personal Health and Medical Record Form, No. NSJ-34412-01. Maintenance of good health is a jamboree camp is of utmost importance, and it is with this objective in mind that the following must be enforced: (1) Participants will be expected to get a complete examination by a licensed health-care practitioner. (2) It is recommended that the examination take place not less than 15 days or more than six months before departure for the jamboree. (3) Participants will go through a medical screening upon arrival. Bring original Personal Health and Medical Record Form, completed by a physician, to the Activity Day on Saturday 28 April.


Immunizations. Immunizations requirements are based on recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Service. All participants much provide proof of immunization for tetanus within 10 years (since 1991). In addition, youth participants must provide verification of the following immunizations since birth: (1) measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); (2) polio vaccine (oral or injection); (3) diptheria, pertussis, and tetanus (DIPT); and (4) chicken pox. It is recommended, but not required, that immunizations for hepatitis B and Lyme disease (for persons 15 years of age and older) be considered.


Exceptions to Immunization on Medical Grounds. If there is a medical reason why you should not comply with vaccination requirements, obtain a statement to that effect from a physician. That statement must include specific reason so it can be given full consideration by the jamboree staff.

Exceptions to Immunization on Religious Grounds. If there is a religious reason why you should not comply with vaccination requirements, discuss this with Randy Kidder at the Greater St. Louis Area Scout Headquarters.

Medical Facilities at the Jamboree

All medical care beyond minor cuts and scratches should be referred to the medical center within your subcamp. Whenever possible, jamboree participants should advise their troop leader whenever they are feeling ill. If an injury or illness occurs on the jamboree grounds away from the individual’s base subcamp, it should be reported to any one of the other medical centers identified with the star of life symbol.

Each medical center will be staffed 24 hours a day with a physician and medical team. A ward tent is next to the clinic tent for those who may need to be observed for a short period or who need a short rest.

Life-support teams and ambulances are available on the jamboree grounds, in case of a life-threatening injury or incident occurs. They may be alerted by calling the emergency number or alerting the nearest medical center.

Personal medication. Scouts requiring the taking of personal medicine should give that medicine, with written instructions, to their Scoutmaster. The Scoutmaster will ensure that the medicine is administered as prescribed.

Safety while on Tour in Washington D.C., Williamsburg, Busch Gardens

Although reasonable precautions will be taken to keep the group together during the tour, it is possible that Scouts can become separated from the group. If separated from the troop, every participant must know and understand these rules:



We have planned an active, educational as well as fun-filled tour prior to and on the way back from the jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill. This tour includes the following activities:

All costs for these tours including transportation, hotel rooms, meals are included in the $1,250 trip cost. The Scout will probably want to bring spending money for personal items like souvenirs, refreshments, snacks etc. The amount required really depends on the personal needs of the Scout, and amounts will vary between $5.00 to $15.00 per day. The Contingent Leader will be surprised if he spends more than $5.00 per day. The Troop will set up a bank system to provide safekeeping for each Scout’s cash. The trading post at the Jamboree accepts credit cards.

Based on feedback from prior jamborees, we have decided to let each troop decide on exactly what sights they want to see in Washington D.C. Scouts should complete the attached preference list and turn it in to their Scoutmaster.


If you have a question you might want to first check out the Greater St. Louis Area Council website at http://www.stlbsa.org/jamboree/ If you don’t find your answer there, call your Scoutmaster.


Because of the limited facilities for telephone communications at the jamboree site, all incoming calls to persons participating in the jamboree will be handled on an emergency basis only, as follows:

Prior to the jamboree, while on tour in Washington D.C and Williamsburg, we recommend contacting the Scout Headquarters at 314-361-0600 for emergencies.

Uniform Requirements

There are two types of uniforms. One is the official national jamboree uniform. This uniform will be worn while traveling to and from the National Scout Jamboree, while on tour in Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, and at selected events at the Jamboree such as the Arena Shows. The other uniform is the activity uniform, sometimes referred to as the "Class B" uniform. This will be worn mostly during the day at the jamboree while participating in many of the activities such as motocross, pioneering, trapshooting, archery etc. Class B uniform will also be worn at Busch Gardens. Scouts will be expected to use the laundry buckets provided by the Troop.

Packing for the jamboree requires splitting uniforms and equipment between that which is packed in a duffel bag and sent via truck a week before the jamboree and that which is taken with the Scouts on the pre-jamboree tour in their day packs. Note: put the Scout’s name on everything!

Official National Jamboree Uniform:

Activity Uniform (Class B):

Required Personal Equipment






Day pack will be provided by Council




Duffel bag will be provided by Council




Sleeping bag and waterproof bag to cover in transit




Air mattress or sleeping pad (cots not permitted)




Poncho or rain gear




3 Sets of underwear



3 pair

Scout socks (recommend short red top)



1 pair

Pajamas or sleepwear




Swimming suit



1 pair

Moccasins or rubber soled or athletic shoes




Eating utensil set containing 1 knife, 1 fork, and 1 spoon




Toilet kit containing: soap in container, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, metal mirror, washcloth.




Hand towels




Bath towels




Sewing kit




Flashlight (no flame-type lights are permitted)




Scout knife




Bible, Testament, or prayer book – according to faith




Canteen or plastic water bottle




Insect repellent







Optional Personal Equipment

2001 National Scout Jamboree

Greater St. Louis Area Council

Key Dates





Start Time

End Time

April 28, 2001


Activity Day. Bring original 2001 Health and Medical Record completed by a physician

Beaumont Scout Reservation – Wright Lodge



4:00 PM

July 13 through 15, 2001




Pre-Jamboree Training

Beaumont Scout Reservation – Nagel

4:00 PM

1:00 PM

July 19, 2001


Depart St. Louis for Jamboree

Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center at 141 and Gravois




July 19, 2001


Depart Mt. Vernon for Jamboree

Mt. Vernon Illinois

(exact location TBA)



August 2, 2001


Arrive Mt. Vernon on return

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

(exact location TBA)

5:30 AM


August 2, 2001


Arrive St. Louis from Jamboree

Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center at 141 and Gravois

7:30 AM




Tour of Washington D.C.

Saturday July 21, 2001

Scout Preferences

Name of Scout ________________________________________

Rank the order of preference for ten sightseeing activities and turn in to Scoutmaster at first Troop meeting.


Sightseeing Activity


Arlington Cemetery, Tomb of unknown soldier


Capitol Building


FBI Headquarters

Jefferson Memorial


Korean War Memorial


Library of Congress (Gutenberg Bible and Gettysburg address)


Lincoln Memorial


Mount Vernon (home of George Washington)


National Archives (Declaration of Independence)


National Cathedral


National Gallery (Art)


Roosevelt Memorial


Smithsonian Air and Space Museum


Treasury Bureau of Engraving (printing of money)


Vietnam War Memorial


Washington Monument


White House




















About the 2001 National Jamboree

Location and Theme

The theme for the jamboree will be "Strong Values, Strong Leaders, Character Counts." The National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 23 through August 1, 2001 at Ft. A.P. Hill near the town of Bowling Green, Virginia. This is the historic area of Washington, D.C., and Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, Richmond, and Fredericksburg, Virginia.


The goals of the 2001 jamboree are to


The jamboree is planned for about 35,000 participants--30,400 Scouts and leaders in 760 troops, plus some 5,000 staff members for support, program, and headquarters services--with four regional camping areas and 19 subcamps.


Scouts who participate in the 2001 jamboree are selected by the more than 300 local councils.

Each Scout must:


Program features will reflect the skills of Scouting, the nation's heritage, physical fitness, conservation, and the spirit of brotherhood. Daily activities will offer fun and challenge. Religious services will provide time for reflection. Highlight events will further depict the rich heritage of Scouting. Scouts will practice and demonstrate skills such as archery, orienteering, running obstacle courses, shotgun shooting, boating, canoeing, and hunting safety, as well as take part in the disabilities awareness trail, competitive events, the Merit Badge Midway, and an arts and science fair. Participants also will meet in troop, intertroop, and subcamp campfires. Each Boy Scout region will again operate an Action Center, and the Merit Badge Midway will be bigger than ever!

Jamboree City

Amid the thousands of colorful tents that house participants, there will be community services such as a bus system, telephones, a hospital and first aid stations, postal service, food warehouses, a daily newspaper, and stores (trading posts) that will offer equipment, souvenirs, sundries, snacks, and photo services.

The Greater St. Louis Area Council will send four troops to the jamboree. This will include 144 Scouts and 16 adult leaders. Many council Scouts and Scouters will attend as jamboree staff members.

Jamboree Contingent Leadership

Dr. Alan Londe, Council Jamboree Chairman, announces that Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters have been selected for the council’s jamboree contingent. Many exceptional Scouters interviewed for the 16 positions with our four jamboree troops. These adults will work with the Scouts of our Jamboree contingent to prepare for a once in a lifetime Scouting experience at the 2001 National Jamboree.

Troop 1228

  • Scoutmaster - Barry Bingham (New Horizons)
  • 1st Assistant Scoutmaster - Thom Kuntzman (New Horizons)
  • 2nd Assistant Scoutmaster - Chris Melton (Pathfinder)
  • 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster - Patrick Nelson (Gravois Trail)

Troop 1229

  • Scoutmaster - Bob Cramner (Shawnee)
  • 1st Assistant Scoutmaster - Duane White (Kaskaskia)
  • 2nd Assistant Scoutmaster - Brian Weiss (Shawnee)
  • 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster - Dusty McDowell (Shawnee)

Troop 1230

  • Scoutmaster - John Glick (River Trails)
  • E-mail scoutmaster5@homestead.com Home (636) 677-2508 / Voice Mail (314) 579-1245
  • 5353 Glick Road, High Ridge, MO 63049-1441
  • 1st Assistant Scoutmaster - Steve Curran (New Horizons)
  • E-mail scurran@hagerhinge.com Home (636) 207-9727 / work (314) 772-4400 ext. 2780
  • 14967 Straub Hill Lane, Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • 2nd Assistant Scoutmaster - Gerry Biedenstein (New Horizons)
  • E-mail Gbead@msn.com Home (314) 822-4875 / work (314) 615-7131
  • 1035 Claridge Place, St. Louis, MO 63122
  • 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster - Vacant

Troop 1231

  • Scoutmaster - Chuck Vollmer (North Star)
  • 1st Assistant Scoutmaster - Kevin Ganley (Boone Trails)
  • 2nd Assistant Scoutmaster - Bob Dwyer (Pathfinder)
  • 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster - Chris Dick (North Star)









Jamboree Program

A Typical Day






Clean up tent and pack for the day


Raise Colors

9:00 - 5:00

Activity Areas open (see below)




Daily Stage Shows


Subcamp Activities



Activity Areas

Action Centers

Outback Centers

Special Events

  • Air Rifle Shooting
  • Action Alley-obstacle course
  • Archery
  • Bikathalon
  • Buckskin Games
  • Confidence Course
  • Motocross
  • Pioneering
  • Rappelling Tower
  • Trap Shooting
  • Conservation
  • Fishing
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Canoe Sprint
  • Discover Scuba
  • Kayak Fun
  • Racing Shell Fun
  • Raft Encounter
  • Snorkel Search
  • K2BSA
  • Merit Badge Midway
  • National Exhibits
  • Brownsea Island Camp
  • Disabilities Awareness
  • OA Indian Village
  • Daily Stage Show
  • Activity Patch Segments

    • Complete 5K run/walk
    • Complete 8 of 10 Action Center Events
    • Complete 4 of 9 outback activities
    • Participate in 6 of 8 Special Events
    • Duty to God Segment*

    *Duty to God Segment Requirements:

    • Attend a service of your faith
    • With your tent mate or patrol members,
      take part in three devotionals from the SM Book
    • Visit the religious drop in center at the Jamboree
      and fill out the interest card
    • Lead in saying grace at a meal in your patrol campsite
    • Meet your subcamp chaplain









    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the National Jamboree?
    Every four years Boy Scouts from across the country form troops from their home councils and meet (in 2001 at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, south of Washington, D.C.). During the Jamboree, there are action and aquatic centers offering a wide variety of activities, displays, games, Merit Badge Midway where Scouts work on badges and shows.

    Is there a Pre-Jamboree Tour?
    Yes. We have a tour of the Washington, D.C. area.

    How do we get there?
    Each troop will travel by bus to Washington. Our equipment (tents, tarps, patrol boxes) will be trucked to the Jamboree. On the tour, we will spend the nights in a hotel; at Jamboree we will sleep in tents.

    What constitutes a troop at Jamboree?
    Troops consist of four patrols of eight (32 boys), a senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, scribe and quartermaster, a total of 36 boys. There is a Scoutmaster, two Assistant Scoutmasters (all adults) and a third Assistant Scoutmaster (between 18-21 years old). The youth leaders will run the troop under the guidance of the Scoutmasters as a model Boy Scout troop. The boys in your troop will come from other troops in the council and can include some from your home troop.

    What equipment will we need?
    You will only need personal clothing and items as well as a sleeping bag or sheets and blanket. All "camping" equipment will be provided (tents, patrol boxes, pots, pans, stoves, etc.). A personal equipment list will be provided later.

    What will we wear?
    On the tour, you will wear your full Scout Uniform each day. At the Jamboree, you will have to wear full uniform at some events. Generally, you wear a Scout T-shirt and Scout shorts. There will be no need to bring "civilian" clothes other than swimsuit or sleeping gear. You will not be permitted to leave the campsite unless in "Class-B" uniform (Scouting T-shirt and shorts).

    Tell me about the uniform?
    You will be part of a Jamboree Troop and your uniform will include a jamboree council strip, a jamboree troop number, and Jamboree patches. All other patches (such as rank or OA) are also included. (We’ll talk a bit more about patches later). The contingent will also have a special hat or neckerchief that you will be required to wear while on tour (to help us identify you in a crowd!). We suggest a minimum of two shirts and three shorts (don’t forget Scout socks, too.).

    What is a typical day at the Jamboree?
    There is no typical day. Generally, you will be up around 7 a.m., cook and eat breakfast, cleanup and be out of the campsite by 9 a.m. You’ll have lunch with you (or be able to pick it up at one of many meal stations) and be back in the campsite by 4:30 or 5 p.m. or so for dinner. On some nights, action centers will be open. Other nights there will be Jamboree-wide shows with entertainment, fireworks and more!

    How about food?
    On the tour, all meals are provided at restaurants, etc. At Jamboree, everyone will cook and clean up according to a duty roster. Most meals are generally heating the food on propane stoves (supervised by the adults).


    Will there be phones and mail?
    There will be pay telephones (and lines to use them) at Jamboree and you will be able to send and receive mail. There will also be an emergency contact system. We’ll give the details before we leave.

    What about spending money?
    First, your fee pays for everything from the time you leave until you return. The amount of spending money you bring will depend on you and your parents’ decisions.

    Is there any special training needed?
    Yes. Troops may begin holding monthly meetings in January 20001 to prepare. On April 28, 2001 a Jamboree Activity Day is scheduled to begin the contingent’s preparations. We will conduct a pre-Jamboree campout on July 13,14,15, 2001. This will be an opportunity to work with all the equipment, undergo swim checks, complete Youth Protection Training and other activities. This is where you begin to get to know the others in your Jamboree patrols and troops. Please put this on your calendar NOW.

    What about discipline? What are the rules?
    The rules are simple – the Scout Oath and Law. Curfews will be set and enforced and expectations defined by each Scoutmaster. The tour and jamboree will operate on the "buddy system." Each Scout will also sign a "Conduct Contract" which will outline some expectations. His parent(s)/guardian(s) will witness this agreement. The contract says that, if necessary, a Scout can be sent home at the expense of the Scout’s family.






























    Jamboree Troop 1230 Calendar

    January 2001

    24th Family / Scout Orientation - Gape Girardeau, MO 7:00 to 8:30 pm

    25th Family / Scout Orientation - Council Office, West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 7:00 to 8:30 pm

    February 2001

    11th Troop Meeting 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. @ Queeny Park, 550 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO

    In the Greensfelder Recreation Complex / Community Room

    25th Contingent Scoutmasters (only) meeting 1:30 p.m.

    March 2001

    18th Troop Meeting 2 p.m. till 4p.m. @ Queeny Park

    April 2001

    8th Troop Meeting 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. @ Queeny Park

    28th Activity Day / Medical forms due / Beaumont Scout Camp / Wright Lodge / 9 am to 4 pm

    May 2001

    6th Troop Meeting 2 p.m. till 4p.m. @ Queeny Park

    June 2001

    3rd Contingent Scoutmasters (only) meeting 5:00 pm

    10th Troop Meeting 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. @ Meeting place to be determined

    July 2001

    13th Pre-Jamboree Training and Campout @ Beaumont / Nagel / start at 4:00 pm


    15th Pre-Jamboree Training and Campout / Load Truck / end at 1:00 pm

    19th Thursday The St. Louis Contingent is scheduled to leave by bus. Meet at Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center

    near Highways 141 and 30 in Fenton, MO. We depart at 5:00 pm

    20th Friday We arrive in Old Alexandria, Virgina- check into our motel, observe the

    Silent Drill/Marine Corps Band, and view the Washington Monuments at night.

    21 Saturday We will visit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum and other Washington, D.C. attractions

    and take a Potomac River Cruise.

    22 Sunday We will depart for Busch Gardens and visit Colonial Williamsburg.

    23 Monday We depart for the National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virgina.

    August 2001

    1st Wednesday We depart Fort A.P.Hill for Monticello and tour Thomas Jefferson's home. Afterwards we head back to St. Louis.

    2nd Thursday We arrive back in St. Louis / 7:30 am at Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center