Boy Scout Jamboree

On my honor I will do my best to…keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.  -Scout Oath

In my scouting days, Boy Scout Jamborees were an opportunity to meet hundreds of other boys from dozens of troops and raise hell with minimal adult supervision.

Do a good turn daily.  -Scout Slogan

A popular pastime was sending younger boys on snipe hunts (Oh, that elusive North American snipe!). Variations included sending tenderfoots to other camps asking to borrow their left-handed smoke shifters, blueberry peelers or portable tent windows.

Be prepared.  –Scout Motto

We would empty plastic gallon jugs of apple cider and fill them with stale, warm beer.

A scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly,…

At night we would go on raids to pull out tent stakes.

…Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful,…

Our best prank was setting off a huge aerial flare in the middle of the skit program.

…Thrifty, Brave, Clean & Reverent.  -Scout Law

Thank you, B.S. of America, for making me the man I am today.

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