UNOFFICIAL Jambo Site - Everyone Welcome!
By Doug Cook
Last Frontier Council Blog
(Thanks Doug for sharing another great post!)
Here’s a mockup of the 2013 jamboree site I modeled with mapping software. The image below is roughly the same overhead view as the 2013 Jamboree map in the "Summit Bechtel Size Comparisons" post. Scouts at the Jamboree got to see a 3D view of the site in a virtual reality appliance. Here are a few observations I can offer with regular mapping software.
This image below is from the top of the Arena Area (pink) which is placed on a natural amphitheater on a hillside. You are looking North. The blue lake sits at stage level. Along the hillside across the valley sits Regional Camp “B” (green) where you can survey the campsites of what will be thousands of tents. Atop the hill sits the National Scout Center HQ (lavender) with a hilltop tower and the Center for Leadership Excellence. The Scout Village (light green) sits to the right with displays, the Merit Badge Midway, Buckskin Games and a BMX course.
Here’s the view from the Adult Staff camp (brown). You are looking southwest. Your view commands most of the Jamboree. The Arena (pink) sits across from the lake (blue). The Scout Village (light green) and it’s activities awaits. Regional Camp A (dark green) would be easily visible as you turn your head to your left. Just a peek of it’s green outline is shown on this view. Your elevation is the same as the National Scout Center HQ (lavendar). Regional Camp C (dark green) sits the farthest away only 1.5 miles as the crow flies. It’s a 200 foot vertical drop from your elevation to the lake.
There will be areas on this new site that one can witness a “sea of scouts” in views not easily seen in past jamborees except by air. The landscape design should impress all with a panorama of Scouting at its finest.
The average high of your campsite for July and August is 78° F. Nights get down to 58° F. If as a parent you wish to experience the Jamboree as a adult, consider a troop leadership position or a staff job for 2013.