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TransporTaTion 2010 National Scout Jamboree
and Tour guide Boy Scouts of America
Methods of Transportation aged to research the points of interest on the selected
tour prior to departure. The numerous points of
Rail Travel interest near the jamboree site provide a multitude
Amtrak offers group fares, based on inventory of options which will afford educational and enter-
availability, for 20 or more passengers traveling taining opportunities for the 2010 National Scout
together. Discounts of up to 20 percent may be Jamboree participants. Some of the highlights you
available for each 20 paying passengers. The adult might wish to consider are:
fare shall be the applicable excursion fare. Youth 15
years and younger may travel at one-half the adult Washington, D.C.
excursion fare at a ratio of two for each adult fare. The Capitol, Senate, House of Representatives,
Excursion fares are available on an inventory- White House, Smithsonian Institution, Jefferson
controlled basis. Advance planning is a must. Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, the Vietnam Memo-
All group reservations must be made by calling rial, Lincoln Memorial, Bureau of Engraving and
800-872-1477, or use the online group travel form at Printing, Kennedy Center, Washington Monument,
www.amtrak.com, fax to 800-872-2398, or e-mail Mount Vernon, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
firstname.lastname@example.org. and others.
Train service is available into Fredericksburg, New York City
Virginia. A possibility exists of extra sections being United Nations Headquarters, Statue of Liberty,
made available, as Washington, D.C., is a marshal- Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, The
ing area for Amtrak. A minimum of one chaperone Trump Tower, and Central Park.
is required for every six minors younger than 18.
Airline Fort McHenry
It is possible to negotiate special group airfares
with carriers. If your region has not negotiated a Yorktown, Virginia
fare agreement on behalf of all the participants from Site of Revolutionary War battle and present-day
that region, you will want to explore the possibility Victory Center
of combining the involvement of other councils that
could use the same airline.
Site of first permanent English settlement and
A greater number of potential passengers will
present-day Festival Park
provide greater savings. All participants will qualify
for the current discounted fare. These seats are Manassas, Virginia
capacity controlled. You will need to negotiate the Site of Manassas National Battlefield Park
number of seats available on each aircraft at the dis-
counted fare. Fredericksburg, Virginia
Site of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National
Buses Military Park
You should request proposals from established,
reputable companies with equipment suitable for Richmond, Virginia
your travel requirements. School buses should not Site of Richmond National Battlefield Park
be used except for short trips. Insurance limitations
should be reviewed carefully. Equipment replace-
Site of Petersburg National Battlefield
ment capability is an important consideration in
case of breakdowns. (Many tours have been ruined Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
because no replacement capability was available.) Independence Hall, U.S. Mint, Franklin Court,
and home of Betsy Ross
Developing Your Tour
Tours are an excellent opportunity for partici- Williamsburg, Virginia
pants to learn the unique attractions of the different Colonial Williamsburg, a restored l8th century
areas of our country. Participants should be encour- settlement
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These are just a few of the many historical areas Spotsylvania Visitor Center
to be explored. Additional information regarding 4704 Southpoint Parkway
these and other highlights in the same area can be Fredericksburg, VA 22407
obtained from: 800-654-4118
For Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., Convention and
901 7th St. NW, Fourth Floor Caroline County Tourism Coordinator
Washington, DC 20001-3719 P.O. Box 447B
202-789-7000 117 Ennis St.
Fax: 202-789-7037 Bowling Green, VA 22427
For Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Welcome to Virginia
1700 Market St., Ste. 3000 Official Tourism Corporation
Philadelphia, PA 19103 901 East Byrd St.
215-636-3300 Richmond, VA 23219
Fax: 215-636-3327 www.virginia.org
OR Baltimore Area Convention and
Federal Tourist Center
100 Light St., 12th Floor
Independence National Historical Park
Baltimore, MD 21202
Third and Chestnutt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Richmond Metropolitan Convention and
NYC & Company
810 Seventh Ave.
401 N. 3rd St.
New York, NY 10019
Richmond, VA 23219
Williamsburg Area Convention and Scout Coordinator
Visitors Bureau Battleship USS Alabama
P.O. Box 3495 Memorial Park
421 N. Boundary St. P.O. Box 65
Williamsburg, VA 23187 Mobile, AL 36601–0065
Fax: 757-229-6511 Fax: 251-433-2777
Fredericksburg Department of Tourism Scout Camping
706 Caroline St. Patriots Point
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Naval and Maritime Museum
800-678-4748 40 Patriots Point Road
540-373-1776 Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
Fax: 540-372-6587 866-831-1720
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Planning and Scheduling Washington, DC 20064
Provide ample time for enjoyment of the tour at 202-319-5277
each attraction. To prevent exhaustion, the recom- Fax: 202-319-6262
mended total duration for travel and tour should E-mail: email@example.com
not exceed five days.
Make requests early for transportation Marymount University
service and try to be flexible. The month of July Liz Onesty, Director
is a peak period. Conference Center
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
Inexpensive overnight accommodations can be
made through military installations, colleges or uni-
versities, and youth organization facilities. Listed
are contacts that can provide information regarding
housing and food service available to Scout groups.
University of Maryland, College Park
Tom Flynn, Associate Director
Military Installations Conference and Visitor Services
United States Army Community Relations Office 8400 Baltimore Ave., Ste. 100
Headquarters, Department of College Park, MD 20740
Army Public Affairs Office 301-314-7884
Attn: Col. Timothy Walters Fax: 301-314-6993
1500 Army Pentagon ID470 www.umd.edu/visitors
Washington, DC 20310-1500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Organization Facilities
Colleges and Universities Hostelling International—Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Attn: Group Services Manager
Jacqueline Rack, Director of Housing 1009 11th Street NW
and Conference Services Washington, DC 20001
Summer Housing 202-737-2333
Room 100, Harbin Hall Fax: 202-737-1508
Washington, DC 20057-1117 E-mail: email@example.com
Fax: 202-687-4590 The National 4-H Conference Center
firstname.lastname@example.org Julia Bail
7100 Connecticut Avenue
Howard University Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4999
Marc D. Lee 301-961-2800
Asst. Dean of Residence Life 301-961-2826
2401 Fourth Street NW www.fourhcouncil.edu
Washington, DC 20059
202-806-6131 Tidewater Council, BSA
E-mail: email@example.com Pipsico Scout Reservation
1032 Heatherwood Drive
Catholic University of America Virginia Beach, VA 23455-6675
Brian Halihan or Celso Puente 757-497-2688
Conferences and Summer Programs www.tidewaterbsa.com
Housing and Residential Services
620 Michigan Ave. NE
160 Cardinal Hall
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Selection of Travel Agent/Tour Operators Dead Storage
There are many qualified travel agents/tour Buses used for transportation, which will stay at
operators available who specialize in developing the site during the jamboree, will be provided with
tours. You should establish budget and time dead storage space at no cost.
parameters and request proposals from those Automobiles and vans used for transportation
companies which have provided evidence of of participants (Scouts and leaders) will also be
fiscal responsibility and experience. parked in the dead storage space at no cost and
Contracts should be reviewed for assurance may not be removed until authorized by the BSA
that all items requested are included, and that Security Service, Enterprise Risk Management
cancellation penalties are realistic. Group. The primary mode of transportation
upon arrival at the Jamboree is walking. Personal
Tour Permit vehicles are prohibited to be used as transport
Each Troop must secure a National Tour Permit
around the Jamboree.
from the regional service center even if the trip is
Vehicles with self-contained equipment (toilet
less than 500 miles. They are available at Scouting
facilities) will be required to be emptied prior to
Safely on Scouting.org Form # 4419.
being placed in dead storage.
Included in the jamboree fee is accident and
For the latest information, contact
sickness insurance for all participants attending
Special information and procedures will be
Coverage for registered members of the BSA will
shared as needed in the monthly Jamboree Bulletin.
be effective during travel from their homes to the
jamboree site, from the jamboree site back home, Reference Materials
and during their stay at the jamboree. Scouts and Tours and Expeditions, No. 33737C
leaders also are covered under this program during
the time of their prejamboree training.
The schedule of benefits is listed in your Avoid the Risk Zone
Council Jamboree Guide. The Risk Zone is a state of physical and mental
Unit and Personal Equipment fatigue that is a major cause of highway crash fatali-
The method of transportation selected for your ties. Jamboree troop leaders can heighten their
travel to the jamboree will determine the amount awareness of this danger by reviewing the Driver’s
and type of unit and personal equipment that can Pledge and the checklist below. Drivers who trans-
be accommodated. Airline, bus, and train sales port youth to and from jamboree activities should
personnel can provide maximum sizes and weights not wait until they are in the car to think about
permitted. Should you be returning from the avoiding the Risk Zone. The Driver’s Pledge is a
jamboree by a different mode of transportation, commitment to planning ahead and avoiding killer
restrictions regarding personal luggage and unit fatigue. The checklist is a quick reminder of impor-
equipment should be checked and adhered to. tant safe driving tips. Included on the checklist are
six conditions to check before heading out each day.
Arrival/Departure Jamboree Site
Troop transportation to and from the jamboree Getting There Safely
site will be available for the dates of July 26 and • Always use seat belts.
August 4 at Ronald Reagan Washington National • Turn headlights on for safety.
Airport, Dulles International Airport, and Rich- • Don’t drive when fatigued.
mond, Va., airport. Personal luggage cannot include • Load, hitch, and tow trailers correctly.
large trunks, footlockers, or items that you cannot • Avoid night driving.
carry. Transportation of troop and patrol equipment • Ensure good mechanical condition.
must be arranged separately.
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• I will not drive when I feel fatigued. I realize that when I
am fatigued, I process information more slowly and less
accurately, and this impairs my ability to react in time to
• I will arrange my schedule so that several days before driv-
ing to the prejamboree campout or to or from the jamboree
site, I will get a good night’s sleep every night to avoid the
cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep.
• I will make trip preparations far enough in advance so that
last-minute preparations don’t interfere with my rest.
• I will make travel plans that take into account my personal
biological clock and only drive during the part of the day
when I know I will be alert.
• I will be smart about engaging in physical activities during
Scouting outings and will make sure that I will be ready to
DO ALL THAT YOU CAN
TO KEEP SCOUTS SAFE.
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