Boy Scout Jamboree - Day 8
By Jim Condon
August 1, 2010
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Thanks, Carl, for the break. Great job. Since I can type only slightly faster than snails crawl, the break is appreciated. Carl was the electrician in charge of correction of a problem with our communications system. Remember the switch that you put on hold when scouts come into the exhibit and send when they leave? Our treatment plant 2 had a problem and Carl got the problem corrected with a new switch.
The last blog I did was for half a day. Today because of religious services the exhibit did not open till 1:00 pm. I think many of the group that attended the Arena show at the Jamboree Saturday night were happy for the late start. All the reports from the show indicated it was great with an awesome fireworks display, and Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel talking about a dirty jobs merit badge was excellent also.
So did I sleep in? A little bit. I was up because after sweating away for a week I had a slight problem. My room was beginning to smell like a foot that hadn’t seen the light of day for a week. I figured I needed to do laundry. So I was up and went with another of the volunteers to a nearby laundromat. That took care of most of the morning. We left for the Jamboree at 11:30 am. The traffic was no problem today and we got in quickly.
We had 660 scouts and visitors today. Not bad for half a day. I was at the watershed map. After talking about how everyone lives downstream of someone else, and going through the Missouri/Mississippi River watersheds, I was getting hoarse by the end of the day. We had several international visitors today including; Bataan, Canada, Germany, Venezuela, and Mexico.
There were 13 volunteers from near and far today. Again they are all doing a great job.
Weather was comfortable and in the mid-80’s with just a few sprinkles.