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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday's Weather

+ Partly cloudy, high around 88, light winds.

+ A 20 percent chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm. 

+ Low Tuesday night about 64.

+ Wednesday looks much the same, according to Weather Underground.

There's a Party Tonight You Shouldn't Miss! It's for You!
All National Jamboree 2017 staff volunteers are the honored guests tonight at a party the Summit Bechtel Reserve Staff Association is throwing. The location is the Echo Base Camp stage, starting at 7:30 p.m. Chief Medical Officer John Lea says this is a big thank-you for your volunteering and that it definitely should be on your social calendar.
The party is a chance to kick back before the Scouts show up on Wednesday. There will be summer party lawn games, live music and a surprise at the end. Be there, or be square.    
Important Events for Tuesday

  • Base Camp medical facilities begin 24/7 operation after Echo Staff Show
  • EMR training at Medical HQ (Sub-camp D1)
    • Specialty Clinics and Garden Ground Mountain at 0800
    • External Interface at 1100
  • Staff photos (times vary)
  • Jamboree Staff “Thank You Show” (Echo Stage)​​
Expanded Mental Health Staff Adds Initiatives for Jamboree 2017
The presence of licensed mental health professionals has grown steadily the past several jamborees to the point that Mental Health now is a recognized and integrated part of Medical Specialty Services. Significant pre-jamboree organization and planning has enabled the department to initiate several new policies and procedures.

The first is the expansion of the screening process for contingents upon arrival. Participants always have completed a health screening questionnaire to reduce the possibility of exposing others to communicable diseases. That screening now includes mental health. Early recognition of potential emotional issues is critical to helping leadership meet the needs of youth in a familiar and supportive environment.  

A second change is having at least one mental health professional dedicated to each participating base camp facility. Another development is organization of CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management). In the event of a traumatic incident, select members of the mental health and chaplaincy staffs are prepared to provide care to those who are affected, including first responders.

Last, and according to Mental Health Chief Dr. Steven Bisbing, the most exciting and vital initiative is the involvement of the Chaplaincy Staff in several mental health roles. Most notably is the support and preliminary triaging of potential problems in all sub-camps. Questions about mental health services should be directed to the Mental Health Clinic at 201-240-8155.
Don't Call Ghostbusters;
Ring "One-Call" Instead


Need a computer repair, a bundle of legal pads or replacement of emergency drug boxes?
There are goods and services you will need during the Jamboree, and there’s one number to call. It’s One-Call, the number above. The voice that answers will find a way to get what you want. Try to call between 0900 and 2200, but know that One-Call works 24/7 for urgent needs.
Chaplaincy Staff Assumes More Support of Mental Health Efforts 
Trading Post Hours
Today is the last day for early Trading Post hours before the Scouts arrive en mass. Today’s hours are from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m.
Starting Wednesday and through the following Wednesday (July 26), the hours are 4-9 p.m. Hours for the final day, July 27, are noon-4 p.m.
The Trading Post has almost everything you need – toothpaste, patches, solar showers, postcards, Jamboree shirts and on and on.

The Chaplaincy group will provide more effective support for Medical Services than ever before, according to Rev. Jason Fry, the Chaplain Medical Liaison. There are approximately 80 chaplains on staff from more than a dozen faith traditions, including Muslim, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and various Protestant and independent Christian traditions.
Chaplains provide spiritual and pastoral care support to all Jamboree participants and staff and are working in an expanded and collaborative role with Mental Health Services. The HQ Chaplain team will have a chaplain on site or close by for the following Program Medical Facility during hours of program operation: Stadium Medical, Summit Health Lodge, Jamboree Health Center and Thrasher Mountain Medical
A chaplain is on call every night (830-992-0181), particularly for the Jamboree Health Center. Also, the base camp chaplains and their sub-camp chaplains will provide support to each of the Base Camp Medical Facilities.
Training for Electronic Treatment Records
Dining Hall Tonight   
Entrée: Barbecue brisket or grilled barbecue chicken breast

Express: Pork barbecue sandwiches and chicken wings

Vegetarian: Artichoke and four-cheese gratin
Signature salad: Tuna nicoise salad

Mary Beth Smith, a trainer with Cerner, works with Army National Guard medics Dominique Corbett and Anandah Sutton on Electronic Treatment Records protocols for the Jamboree. Corbett and Sutton are with the 142nd Area Medical Support Company in Danbury, Connecticut. Guardsmen, reservists and active duty soldiers are part of Jamboree Medical Services.
A New Daily Publication

This is a new publication to connect members of the medical staff since we are spread throughout the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Tom Adkinson from Nashville is the editor. Contact him with story ideas or photos (tom.adkinson@gmail.com and 615-430-6947).
Jambo Photo of the Day
This white-tailed deer practically posed for Greg Behesh, a Jamboree Medical Services administrative support volunteer from Waco, Texas, despite the noise from the UTV he was riding in.