Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Hill by Blackhawk

We took a tour of the Jamboree via Blackhawk yesterday. Check out the photos we took in the photo gallery.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Not too Draconian...

OK. Even we have hearts here at We've discovered a way to moderate the Blog without eliminating anonymous postings. Therefore, we'll turn the anonymous feature back on. Be warned, we will censor you if you don't toe the line.

One bad apple...

Well folks, it appears yours truly has had to crack the whip a little bit to bring peace here on the Midway. From now on, only registered Blogger users will be able to comment on this Blog. If you don't like it, you can thank our less than family-friendly contributors of the past few days. One thing more: THIS BLOG IS NOT AFFILIATED OR ENDORSED BY THE BSA. We're third party, we're independent, we're loving life. Keep it clean and keep it blogging here where we rock it like no other:

Well, at least it's not 105 in the shade...

It appears to be raining here at The Hill. Good 'ol, rain-all-day-and-lots-of-mud type precipitation. We've discovered all the good leaks here in our booth and all the folks here seem to be in high spirits despite the grey as we look forward to tomorrow evening's Arena Show. The President's Secret Service trailer is still here. That leads yours truly to the supposition that we're a 'go' for tomorrow evening. You heard it here third:

Friday, July 29, 2005

This place is BIG

Your humble narrator just walked about 5 miles this afternoon and didn't begin to make a dent in all the exhibits, activities and shows available here. 40,000 Scouts make for a good time and the theme for the afternoon is enthusiasm/hydration fusion. Check out the new pics posted at

Red, White and Scouting

We're rolling along here on the Midway as we approach the lunch hour. Overcast skies and cool temperatures have made for great moods and productivity this morning. A lot of photos have just been posted: dig it y'all --

5K Run kicks off a great day!

This morning's 5K run began at 6 a.m. with a "Honk!" as compressed air horns all over the camp set the runners going. All participants were awarded for participating and we'll have the photos up later this morning at your favorite site: Where else?

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Arena Show That Wasn't

The pics are up at of last evenings Arena Show. Forgive the lack of captions. We're working through and extremely slow Internet connection and doing our best. Check out the firetrucks hosing down the kids.

How's the weather, you say? "Feeling Fine."

After yesterday's sweltering heat, today is shaping up to be a nice one as we see temperatures in the upper 70's to low 80's this morning. We're in the process of uploading yesterday's photos. Be patient, and hang in there, you crazy partisan posters. You guys really make it fun.


We apologize for our site outages and are working to get the situation resolved. ASAP.

Breaking news: Tonight's Arena Show is canceled. Details TBA later.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Break on Through

In true Scouting fashion, this morning featured a patch collection for the Scouts affected by Monday's tragedy. Our hearts are with those affected. is where it's at.

Bravery and Anticipation

The Hill is abuzz with expectation of the President's arrival this afternoon. Check back later today for supersecret insider photos of Secret Service trailers, crazy Scouts and much more as we continue our coverage live here at Rock the Blog.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Scouting Spirit Prevails

Despite the tragedy late yesterday afternoon, today saw Scouts doing what they do best and showing the world what this movement is all about: brotherhood. We honor our fallen, live by the Scout oath and law and look adversity squarely in the eye. A Scout is brave.

Check out our new photos posted early this afternoon in the photo gallery. Keep it blogging here where you know where the Jambo fresh content lives: We added quick links to the photo gallery and blog right from the home page for your enjoyment.


A sad day for us all here as we learned yesterday 4 scouters lost their lives when their tent collided with a power line. A.P. Hill is at once vibrant and solemn in the aftermath as rumor and truth mix together. Morale is still very high and that 'Scouting Spirit' is still very much alive in our hearts as we welcome 'Day 2' of the National Scout Jamboree 2005. Check out our photo gallery later this morning for shots from yesterday.

Monday, July 25, 2005


This morning we experienced our first full deluge. It rained cats and dogs for 45 minutes and then subsided. We were comforted by our AccuWeather kiosk and took refuge in the booth while kicking back to the sounds of QBSA (The National Scout Jamboree's own FM Radio station). It's 8:30 a.m. and shaping up to be a great day.

Make sure to check out and check out our online cameras and photo galleries.

More later from The Hill.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Booth Construction Underway!!

Greetings from Fort A.P. Hill!

The crew has been hard at work since Friday building the booth that will be our home for the next 10 days.

Last night featured the staff arena show which was breathtaking to say the least. Keep checking back with us throughout the day as we begin posting photos and don't forget to checkout our live video cameras (username: jamboree, password: visitor) positioned strategically throughout the booth.