Fort A.P. Hill, Boy Scouts of America prep for National Scout Jamboree
By Mr. David Sanmiguel (IMCOM)July 15, 2009
Fort A.P. Hill, Va. - A contingent of 19 directors from Boy Scouts of America met with their Fort A.P. Hill counterparts and representatives from the Department of Defense, Tuesday, to begin the final phases of planning for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree.
Slated for July 26 - Aug. 4, 2010, and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, the Jamboree is expected to draw more than 200-300,000 visitors to the region in addition to the 45,000 scouts and 3,000-plus BSA support personnel.
"We couldn't do this without the full cooperation and support of the Fort A.P. Hill staff," commented John L. Alline, National Scout Jamboree director. "The magnitude of this operation is simply phenomenal."
During the day-long workshop, the participants were briefed on the logistical scope of the Jamboree and what mechanisms must be in place to ensure a safe and memorable event for the scout visitors. This workshop afforded the staffs from each of organizations to meet with their counterparts to further coordinate support for the NSJ operations and to tour the Jamboree site.