One of the benefits of Scouting is the ability to learn new skills and explore the world. In 1907, Lord Robert Baden-Powell took a group of boys to Brownsea Island in England and created the Boy Scouts. The Scouts will celebrate the 100th anniversary of this event with a World Jamboree in Essex England. This event will draw more than 40,000 scouts from all over the globe to take part in scouting activities taking almost 2 weeks to celebrate. While we are on our journey, we will also visit many historic sights and taste cultures unknown to the scouts except through books and movies. This is a huge event and will require a lot of planning and work to accomplish.
Our plans are to travel from July 27th through August 5th:
Friday Flight to London Saturday Walking tour of London Sunday World Jamboree, Chelmsford, Essex Monday World Jamboree, Chelmsford, Essex Tuesday Tower of London, the Victoria & Albert Museum Wednesday The British Museum, Natural History Museum Thursday Travel to Paris Friday Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysée at night Saturday Louvre, Invalides Sunday Flight home
Being a Scout troop, this trip is different from a standard vacation trip.
The cost of this trip is the major consideration. It is not possible to have an exact price so far ahead of the trip due to airline and other reservation systems but we have approximated the cost at $2500 per person. This includes travel, accommodations, and food and entry fees. There will be an initial deposit required for this trip due in the fall of 2005 which reserves space on the trip. Our goal is to enlist your aid in finding those bargains and other opportunities to help defray the cost.
Initially we need to determine who is interested in going on this trip. Attendance for this trip will be extended to registered members of the Boy Scouts and Troop 22. Adults may participate and a minimum number will be required to attend for safety reasons.
For those Cubs and Webelos who are currently in Pack 22 and are considering crossing into Boy Scouts, this trip is an option. We will work with those scouts and their families wishing to participate and include them into all fund-raising opportunities to help defray the cost of the trip.
For all those participating in the fund-raising activities, the money raised will be split between all those involved in the activity. If participants change their minds and withdraw from the trip, their funds will be spread among the rest of the group. There is no refund or reassignment of funds raised by the troop to other purposes.
What activities are you willing to help with to raise the funds? We are planning on some now and hope you can come up with more ideas to help us on our way.
We know this is a huge undertaking and we are looking for lots of help. Please call Mr. Warner with any questions. We will have monthly updates at the Troop Committee meetings on this trip.
If you have a question, comment or suggestions, please E-mail: Michael Warner
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