The Boy Scouts of America are searching for a place to call home - or at least for the National Jamboree to call home. The Jamboree has taken place the past seven times at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia and will be there again in 2010, but a permanent, BSA-owned facility is the goal as part of the big 100th Anniversary push.
Some of the requirements for this little chunk of America are:
- 5,000 acres in size
- available for donation, sale, or 100+ year lease
- spectacular natural beauty
- water for recreational activities
- accessible year-round
- adequate medical service in the area
- within 25 miles of an interstate highway
- within 150 miles of a medium commercial hub airport
- able to handle up to 80,000 people
From the requirements, I'd place my bets on land somewhere in Utah, probably just west of Salt Lake City.
The hope is to have all proposals submitted by July 11 and a site chosen by the end of 2008. The next National Jamboree would be held there starting in 2013 and the facility would be a permanent site used for ongoing leadership development programs and high adventure programs. Maybe even a future World Scout Jamboree could take place there.
So, if you've got a few thousand acres of nice land that you're tired of, give Bob Mazzuca a call. :-)
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