||October 1-3, 2010
||Mr. Derrane, Mr. Bedell, Jared B., Mike M., Ben S.,
Doug S., Alex S.
||Probably the best way to describe this event is by
borrowing the article written up by the
Utica Observer Dispatch.
Their original article should be
found here, but since web sites come and go and move around, I've
copied the text and images below.
From a compass to a GPS, Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years
By LISA KAPPS, Observer-Dispatch, Posted Oct 02, 2010
FRANKFORT — The scouting spirit filled the
Herkimer County Fairgrounds this weekend as the Revolutionary Trails
Council celebrated 100 years of scouting with their first ever Jambo.
“It’s a large gathering,” said Bill Garrett, executive and CEO of the
About 1,300 boys, leaders and family members from Central New York have
been camped out at the fairgrounds since Friday, and will conclude their
Garrett said the event provided an opportunity for Scouts because they
are able to “make new friends and learn new things.”
“Our climbing wall is probably one of our biggest attractions we have,”
Scouts waiting in line to climb the wall talked about their fun-filled
“I did a lot,” said 9-year-old Cormac McIntosh of Pack No. 14 in New
Though he participated in many activities, his favorite was the
shooting range, where he was able to try archery, the slingshot and a
Members of New Hartford Pack 14, from
left, Mike M., 13, Doug S., 14, Benjamin S., 13, Alex S., 11, and
Jared B.l, 11, peek out of a tent they pitched together during the
first Jambo at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds, Saturday, October 2,
2010 in Frankfort.
Eldon NeSmith, 11, and friend Zackery Aasereud, 12, both of Troop 43
in Canastota, said they enjoyed the lumberjack competition at The 1910
The 1910 Challenge includes playing games and carrying out tasks that
Boy Scouts did 100 years ago, such as lumberjack contests and pitching
There also was The 2010 Challenge, which demonstrated how technology
has influenced Scouting. Here, a GPS would be used instead of a compass,
and power tools are used to earn a carpentry merit badge.