Marking the end of preparation for tomorrow's arrival of 30,000 Scouts and Venturers at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, a special program is scheduled exclusively for jamboree staff tonight at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (July 14) at the AT&T Stadium. A special, surprise performer is expected to wow the roughly 6,000 staff members in attendance.
"Bring a smile and be ready to have fun," says Ramsay Ellis, the administration and logistics manager for Stadium Experience.
Cameras are welcome, but Ellis recommends only bringing chairs with no legs. "It creates a line of sight issue," says Ellis.
In addition to the surprise performance, the Mark Rivera Band will appear. Mark Rivera played with Ringo Starr in his band, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band.
Dinner served 4-6 p.m. only; 45-minute walk to stadium
To accommodate the show schedule, the staff dining facility in Base Camp E will offer dinner 4-6 p.m. only. There will be no carry out offered as staff members follow the Scouting principle of Leave No Trace.
The estimated walk time to AT&T Stadium from Base Camp E is 45 minutes. Staff members should plan to step off by 5:15 p.m. to enjoy the entire program.
Staff members should bring water with them to stay hydrated during the two-hour program, Ellis says. He also recommends everyone bring rain gear and a flashlight, "even though we expect neither rain nor for it to be dark at the end of the show."
After the show, staff are reminded that many of their colleagues will be waking at 3 a.m. to set up registration to welcome the thousands of Scouts and Venturers arriving at the Summit, says Scott Scheffler, area lead for national media. Therefore, everyone is asked to be quiet when returning to their campsites.
"Everyone should get a good night's sleep," says Scheffler.