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Updates From Team Summit: Pioneering

Latest Word from the Program Guy Russell Smart

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Pioneering at the 2011 World Jamboree, in Kristianstad, Sweden. (Photo by Bart Green)

Each month, this blog features one of the program elements that will be offered at the 2013 Jamboree. Last month, we talked about the “jamboree trek” to Garden Ground Mountain, as well as some information on Order of the Arrow Indian Village.

If you want to know more, or n case you missed it, check out last month’s update on the Jamboree Trek.

Remember that on your unit’s scheduled day, you will be met at breakfast by an Order of the Arrow guide, who will accompany you on a 3-4 mile hike on one of several trails from your campsite to the Garden Ground. Garden Ground is the “summit” of the Summit, and has several very large open areas where participants will find a variety of interesting and engaging programs.

Pioneering

Pioneering has been a part of Scouting since day 1, and is actually one of the original merit badge topics from 1911. (Photo by Summit Blog Staff)

This month‘s feature is pioneering. Pioneering has been a part of Scouting since day 1, and is actually one of the original merit badge topics from 1911.

At past jamborees, pioneering has been a part of regional action center activities, but in 2013, pioneering on top of Garden Ground will be bigger and better than ever. You might be a part of a team that builds anything from a simple rope bridge, to a fully operational merry-go-round. And you might think that you know everything there is to know about knots and lashings, but our expert staff can teach you some new tricks.

Next month, we’ll look at another of the Garden Ground Mountain program features. In the meantime, look for special Summit jamboree program patches in your local Scout shop related to each month’s blog. And we would love feedback from you anytime about anything related to the jamboree program.

Can you name the other original merit badge topics from 1911? Let us know in the comments!

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