Seeing the Difference a Jamboree Makes
For many Scouts, the national jamboree can reignite their passion for Scouting.
Scouting parent Pat Wellen saw her teenage son getting older and getting busy with all the things that can fill up a busy kid’s schedule. As it happens for many, his interest in Scouting had a lot of competition.
Then he went to the 2010 jamboree.
Watching a Change
In a new jamboree recruiting video, Wellen describes the impact attending the 2010 jamboree had on her son and the excitement he found in Scouting.
“Just the variety of experiences that you could do through Scouting but that were all in one place, so that he could experience so much more in one week, and came back excited, came back energized, came back wanting to work on his Eagle,” Wellen says in the video.
Wellen and her family will be returning to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, including her daughter, who will be participating as a Venturer.
Share the Video
If you know parents who wonder why their son or daughter might benefit from attending the national jamboree, this clip is a great example to share.
For many Scouts, the national jamboree is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and, as the video shows, can have a significant impact on their Scouting career.
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