Day Three (July 21st) on the GSLC Pre-Jamboree Tour was another fun-filled day for Jamboree Troop 605. Here's what Scoutmaster Dave Wilson had to say:
Here are today's photos, and a few quotes and events from our tour of Philadelphia, Valley Forge and Amish Country.
- Quote by everyone: "People in Philadelphia and more friendly than New Yorkers!"
- Kay (Betsy Ross look-a-like Philly tour guide): "Philadelphia means City of Brotherly Love in Greek."
- Scoutmaster Kevin Later: Best Rocky Impersonation - "Yo Adriane ..."
- Greg won our Troop race to the top of the art museum steps to become our Troop Rocky of the Day.
- "Red Robin" - older Scouts code for, " check out that cute girl over there;" typically followed by a chorus from those that agree, "Yuuuum!"
- On a similar note, Collin was bold enough to ask our tour guide Kay, "Do you have any grand daughters?" She was quick to say, "No!!!"
- Everyone: "Philly Cheese Steaks are heavenly!"
- During the bus ride to Valley Forge, Chandler took up a collection of pickle spears, and the Troop later chanted, "Conner, Conner, Conner" as he set a Jamboree Record by eating 26+ pickles. Fortunately (for you), the video files are too large to send back for the website.
- On a more serious note, Aaron was recognized today as the "Scout of the Day" for his good turn in choosing to give his lunch to our bus driver Bob.
- Our "Scout of the Day" yesterday was Assistant Patrol Leader Brandon, who saw the Troop was short one water bottle during lunch and gave his to a Scout in need.
We closed today with an Amish Dinner at the Plain & Fancy Restaurant, and a multi-media show about the Amish way of life. We heard Ryan (one of our younger Scouts) say to no one in particular, "That is so cool!" His comment represented the feelings of many of the Scouts and Leaders.
Regards, Scoutmaster Dave
Check back for more daily reports from Jamboree Troop 605 on tour and headed to the National Jamboree 2010 at Ft. AP Hill in only 5 days!
Your Friend in Scouting,