Boy Scout Jamboree - Day 7 Update
By Carl Janson
July 31, 2010
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What a great day at the Scout Jamboree… as expected the traffic to the Jamboree this morning was unbelievable and it took us over an hour and fifteen minutes to get to the site. Once there, I was called upon to fix a defective on/off switch going from one of the exhibit areas to the entrance. I replaced the switch and we were back in business. This switch turned on a light at the entrance area to let the volunteers at the pipes know that this area was ready to receive visitors (influent).
At 9 AM we already had a line of scouts, visitors and leaders waiting to enter our exhibit area. Traffic was steady and by 5 PM we had received over 1700 visitors. All of their passports were stamped and each was given one of our pins to represent their visit to the WEF Exhibit.
By 4 PM many of the scouts were getting ready to make the hike to the Arena Shows. A pre-show was to start at 5:30 PM. The show is being touted as the Scout Show of the Century. The show will include the largest fireworks show every to be displayed on a military post. In an historic first, the show will be broadcast nationwide – “A Shining Light Across America” and will begin at 8 PM. The arena where the show will be presented is expected to swell to over 70,000 attendees. It will also be available at the jamboree website www.bsajamboree.com . As we were closing the exhibit at 5 PM many of the scouts were making their way to the arena, as can be seen in the following pictures.
The first picture shows the water line being supplied for the onslaught of walkers on the way to the arena show:
The next two pics show the scouts walking/parading to the arena:
I am sure ALL will enjoy the show tonight. I decided not to stay for the show, since I am returning to Philadelphia in the early morning. This will be my last Blog and I do want to THANK ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND HARD WORK in supporting our WEF Exhibit on the Conservation Trail.