Dear Scouts and parents,
We spoke at a meeting in September about the possibility of going to the Canadian Scout Jamboree in July of 2013. I shared the likely Jamboree costs and travel costs. Most importantly, I said that if it was going to happen, Scouts and parents would need to get organized and take the lead in fundraising. I had hoped that some parents would step forward and get that ball rolling. That hasn’t happened and I need to ask the question more deliberately so that I can decide what I will do next summer.
The likely cost to send 2 leaders and 8 Scouts to the jamboree is $15,000.
- Are you committed to going to the Canadian Scout Jamboree next summer?
- Are you prepared to organize and run fundraising events to help cover the costs of the Jamboree?
- Would you like to go to the Jamboree even if no fundraising took place (approximately $1,600-$1,800)?
I need answers to these questions by Nov. 23 or I will assume that anyone who hasn’t answered these questions isn’t interested in going. Even if your answers are in the negative, I would appreciate a response so that I’m not wondering. If we are going to go, immediate action is necessary.
If the interest isn’t there we will start planning for Haliburton instead.