What is WashJam? Imagine the biggest, busiest Cub Scout day camp you can - then think of something bigger! That's the plan for Cub Kingdom at WashJam 2009 where the number one rule is to “have fun”! There will be plenty of interesting challenges and activities for Cubs, all centered on the principles of the Cub Scout Law (follow Akela, help the Pack go, help the scout grow, show good will). There will be Boy Scouts everywhere, too, doing “older boy” activities the Cubs can look forward too! This three-day event only happens every few years and hundreds of hours of planning have gone into it…there won’t be a another traditional scout jamboree experience like this again in our area for awhile!
When: Saturday, August 22. We'll meet at the Top Pot on Queen Anne (325 W Galer St, Seattle, WA. Ph:(206) 631-2120) between 7:15-7:30am so we can depart for WashJam in caravan at 7:30 a.m. We are aiming to arrive at WashJam by about 8:30 a.m. so we can get registered and attend the 8:50 flag ceremony. The main activities open at 9:00 a.m. Cub Kingdom closes at 5:00 p.m. but scouts can stay for dinner on the midway and the evening show that concludes at 10:30 p.m. with fireworks. Carpools can, of course, opt to leave at any time throughout the day. Some of our Webelos scouts are camping overnight at WashJam with the Queen Anne Boy Scouts…we’ll plan to hook up with them while we’re there, too!
Pack Point Person for the WashJam day trip is Dan Holmquist, Assistant Cub Master – cell: 206-409-4393, firstname.lastname@example.org. For those scouts planning to camp overnight at WashJam, your point person is Bob Dumas – cell: 206-999-9526, email@example.com
Activities in Cub World could include:
Here are links to info in case you haven’t had a chance to look into this yet – it looks pretty fun!
- General Site: http://www.washjam.org/
Leader/Parent Guide: http://www.washjam.org/documents/LeadersGuideUpd7-27.pdf
- Cub Scout Program Guide: http://www.washjam.org/Program_Cubs.aspx
- Cub Scout Program Poster: http://www.washjam.org/documents/WJ09%20Cub%20Poster.pdf
For reference the directions to WashJam are: