Reposting this email for Darryl,
Hello Friends of Scouting!
You are all receiving this notice from me because I felt you were the
ones who would like to help the Boy Scouts and Webelos Scouts at our
annual Jamboree-on-the-Air -- JOTA, a get-together of Amateur Radio
operators and Scouts all over the world at this time of the year.
We will be using the facilities of Rancho Alegre, the Scout camp off
of Hwy. 154 across from Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara.
Please read the attached letter carefully which has been sent to the
leaders of all the Scout units in the Los Padres Council. It will
explain "more than you wanted to know" about this great event.
True, it is almost 3 months from now but, believe me, to pull off an
event of this size takes much advanced planning. Each and every one of
you could have an effect on the young people in the Scout units and
the impact all of us will have on the Scouts and Webelos Scouts at
this event will be monumental. The boys will look back many years from
now and remember what they experienced here and, perhaps, will be able
to attribute their hobbies and even their livelihoods to what we all
did for them. How would you like to be a part of this? That day can
come where a young man will come up to you, shake your hand and tell
you, "Thank you for what you did for me!"
Please contact me as soon as possible andlet me know if you can help
us in this great event. As you will read in the attachment, a huge
amount of preparation is taking place, right now, to prepare for the
JOTA. The sooner I hear from you that you wish to help the Scouts, the
sooner we will know if this event can be sucessfully put on for the
boys. Thank you!
Yours in Scouting,
Darryl Widman, KF6DI
JOTA Event Chairman
Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club