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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Today's Weather

+ High of 80. 

+ 80 percent chance of a thundestorm from morning through early evening (less than one inch of rain)

+ Overnight low of 67

+ Friday will be slightly cooler, with a similar rain situation, according to Weather Underground.

Soldiers from Four States United for Jambo Medical
Demobilization Basics To Know   
  • Clean up your tent, and put all trash in appropriate receptacles.
  • Disassemble your cot, put it in its case and leave open in "butterfly" position inside tent.
  • Zip all windows and doors shut.
  • Check out with your CMO or CNO before departing.
Lt. Col. Joe Roden, left, and Command Sgt. Major Boyd Dumbar display the flag of the 118th Multifunctional Medical Battalion from the Connecticut Army National Guard.
The 275 military personnel who are attached to Jamboree Medical Services wear the same uniform, but they come from several units in four states. They are active duty Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers from units based in Connecticut, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Lt. Col. Joe Roden, from the National Guard in Connecticut, is the task force medical commander for the entire group, which is involved with Jamboree activity 24 hours a day. Their quarters and a substantial field medical facility are past Adventure Valley in a remote location called Camp Victory.
They are most visible because of the 40 FLAs (Field Litter Ambulances) that are the medical transports for Scouts and leaders throughout the Jamboree property. Others who are not as conspicuous are medics and X-ray technicians in our base camp facilities. The military also helped equip the dental area in the Specialty Clinics portion of the Jamboree Health Center.
“We are here to support and also to work together and train together. The Jamboree offers a hands-on opportunity to treat medical issues across a wide spectrum,” Roden said. “This is something you cannot get in a simulation. It’s hard to replicate the stress of treating a patient in a real-life injury situation.”
Command Sgt. Major Boyd Dunbar, part of whose role was to meld the diverse group of soldiers from multiple locations into a successful mission-driven unit, said he preached a three-point mantra of discipline, professionalism and focus.
“The Jamboree is an experience for us to cherish,” Dunbar said.
Top 10 Diagnoses

(Data reported here are from 3 p.m. on July 25 through 3 p.m. on July 26.)
There were 946 patient encounters during this time period.
Jamboree Medical Services has treated 6,769 patients since staff began arriving. Here are the Top 10 diagnoses for this time period.
1. Abrasions, blisters, cuts
2. Acute pharyngitis
3. Headache
4. Rash
5. Dehydration
6. Nosebleed
7. Ingrown toenail
8. Nausea
9. Cough
10. Asthma
Patient Encounters by Facility
(Data reported here are from 3 p.m. on July 25 through 3 p.m. on July 26)
A/B Medical                                  178
D Medical                                      115
C Medical                                      107
Jamboree Health Center              96
E Medical                                        79
Thrasher Mountain                       78
Summit Health Lodge                   70
Garden Ground Mountain           62
F Medical                                         60
Action Point                                    40
Stadium                                           37
Water Reality                                  25
Barrels                                             16
The military group supporting Jamboree Medical Services contains soldiers from Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard units. These soldiers are part of the command team at Camp Victory.
Today's Events

  • Staff breakfast and lunch pickup from 0500-0900

  • Base Camp Medical delivers off-site hospital records to sub-camps for distribution to unit leaders for transport home to parent/guardian at 1600
  • Staff dinner hours 1600-1800 (modified because of Stadium show)
  • Stadium show from 2000-2130
Carb Loading at the Dining Hall
Entrée: Baked potato bar

Pasta bar: Penne carbonara and chicken gnocchi alfredo

Express: Burgers and barbecue chicken flatbreads

Vegetarian: Bean, vegetable and chipotle chili

Signature salad: Chef salad
Your West Virginia Summer Home in 2018, Perhaps

This could be your home for a week next summer – complete with hot showers and air-conditioned sleeping quarters and without a camp fee – if you’d like to return to the Bechtel Summit Reserve for some more medical volunteer service. The Bechtel Summit Reserve is an active facility even when there’s not a Jamboree, although with considerably fewer people on property. There are volunteer opportunities for doctors, nurses, EMTs, nurse practitioners and others. Interested? Contact Dr. Chris Grove for details. Email him at chris@grovefamily.org.
Some West Virginia
Trivia for Today
Jambo Photo of the Day
Even if Superman really was “more powerful than a locomotive,” he’d face a challenge from the gargantuan Shay locomotives at West Virginia’s Cass Scenic Railroad Park. The Cass railroad is a peek into history when West Virginia’s mountains were laced with track, and trains hauled timber to 24-hour-a-day sawmills. Learn how to ride the rails at www.cassrailroad.com
Greg Benesh, who is volunteering with Medical Services administration, caught this silhouette of three men instrumental in creation of the Bechtel Summit Reserve. Left to right, they are Robert Mazzuca, the BSA Chief Scout Executive from 2007-2012; Jack Furst, a member of the BSA National Executive Board; and Joe Manchin, former governor and now U.S. senator from West Virginia. The statues are at Perry Place.