South Plains Council

1973 National Jamboree

Scouts Eye Jamboree

Nearly a year ahead of the 1973 National Scout Jamboree, South Plains Council of Boy Scouts of America has begun registering boys and adults to take part in the unique event.

The council has been assigned a registration limit of: 182 boys and adults and will receive applications, with initial $15 fee on or before Sept. 20.

First scout to register for the council was Bruce Carter son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carter of 3432 55th St.

Judge Chairman

Judge Halbert 0. Woodward of Lubbock is Jamboree chairman of South Plains council. Bobby J. Moody of Lubbock is chairman of Jamboree-West and Tom Hilburn of Littlefield is chairman of Jamboree-East.

For the first time in the history of Boy Scouts o£ America a Jamboree will be conducted on two sites, running almost simultaneously. Jamboree-West will be held Aug. 1, 1973 at
Farragut State Park, Idaho, where the 12th World Jamboree was held in 1967, and the seventh National Jamboree was held in 1969. Jamboree-East will be held Aug. 3-9 at Moraine State Park, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pa., and 40 miles east of Youngstown, Ohio.

90 Expected

Attendance from the South Plains council at the two jamborees is expected to be about the same - about 90 at each, scout officials said.

Any active registered scout who will be a first class scout by July 1, 1973 is eligible to attend. They are to notify their Scoutmaster of wish to register.

Cost of $350, with the $15 initial payment due at time of registration and the balance to
be paid according to a plan to be determined by the Jamboree committee. The total is to be paid before July 1, 1973.

Note:  Additional information will be posted to this page as its becomes avilable.

Story taken from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, August 9, 1972.

Last updated:  September 5, 2010
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