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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday's Weather

+ Daybreak at 5:48 a.m. 

+ High 84-87

+ A 10-20 percent chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm

+ Low Wednesday night about 64

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

Scouts and Leaders Invade on Wednesday, So Be Prepared
Today is the day that our world changes. If you think that the Jamboree site has been busy with the 6,000 volunteer staff members on site, watch what happens next. Thousands upon thousands of Scouts and their leaders from across the U.S. – plus international attendees – are pouring in, and visitors will follow.
“Jamboree Medical Services is geared up and ready to roll. I salute all medical volunteers – there are more than 530 of us – who are going to do a great job for every Scout, leader and visitor we encounter. Jamboree 2017 will be a great experience,” said Dr. John Lea, Chief Medical Officer.
Here are observations from a few of the Jamboree Medical Services volunteers about what they expect.
Important Events for Tuesday

  • Breakfast begins at 0400 (until 0900)
  • Medical check-ins open at Sub-Camp HQ area
  • Program Medical Facilities open 0930-1800
  • Dinner 1700-2100​​
“The excitement of the Scouts is palpable. They will be anxious and awed by everything here. It may be frustrating for the leaders, but everything works out. It’s like a beehive.” – Sue Hampton (aka “Mama Sue”), Base Camp Echo nurse, from Greensboro, N.C., volunteering for her eighth Jamboree.
Clean Clothes at Last!

Are you ready for some clean clothes? The laundry is ready for you.

The drop-off location is near the Base Camp Echo dining facility and is open from 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Service is available until Wednesday, July 26. Washed and dried items will be available for pickup after 3 p.m. the day after you leave them.

The Glade Springs resort is handling this task for $10 per bag. Pay at pickup, cash or credit card.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ll see a bunch of fresh-faced kids looking for fun. If something happens to interrupt that fun, we’ll patch them up and send them back for more good times.” – Dr. Joe Sellers, assistant CMO, Base Camp Foxtrot
Dining Hall Tonight   
Entrée: Meatloaf with roasted potatoes and stewed tomatoes

Pasta: Ravioli with sausage and Greek chicken pasta

Express: Spicy chicken sandwiches and corn dogs

Vegetarian: Buttermilk squash and garbanzo bean freekeh curry stew

Signature salad: Buffalo chicken salad

“I don’t know what to expect, but I think it will be crazy. I expect the air will be filled with excitement and the roads filled with buses.” – Jana Bateman, Medical Transport, from Dayton, Ohio, and a first-time Jamboree volunteer    
What's Cooking at the Chat-n-Chew   
If you want dinner at the Chat-n-Chew tomorrow (Thursday, July 20), make your reservation at the restaurant today.

Thursday’s main dishes: Pork barbecue ($12) and ribeye ($20). Dinner includes salad, sides, dessert and beverage.​
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.
“It will be mass chaos, with tens of thousands of Scouts and adults, all going too fast. The Scouts will hit the ground running, and they’ll crash about Day 8.” – Judy Molt, Base Camp Echo administrative, from Orangeburg, Mo., volunteering for her second Jamboree    
“Everyone will arrive with rabid anticipation.” – Dr. Dave Sas, Base Camp Echo, from North Huntingdon, Penn., volunteering for his first Jamboree

Submit Your Photos

If you have a nomination for the Jambo Photo of the Day, email it to Jamboree Medical News editor Tom Adkinson (tom.adkinson@gmail.com).

Include your name, volunteer job and hometown. Topics range from nature to Jamboree scenes to your fellow Medical Service volunteers at work or play.
Jambo Photo
of the Day

Dee Tilly, RN, who is volunteering at the Jamboree Health Center, found this web and flower arrangement.