Reporter Graham Webb presents Jamboree Today's day four recap of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. See more videos at youtube.com/jamboreetoday.
The Park is the size of an aircraft carrier and is ranked No. 2 in the world for outdoor skate facilities, says Aaron Spohn, founder of Spohn Ranch Skateparks. It is also one of the first to identify specific areas for varying skill levels – green, blue, and black diamond.
It all began when the Boy Scouts of America called Spohn two years ago: "We want to build the biggest sports facility in the country; can you be here in two weeks?"
"There's no such thing as waste," says merit badge counselor Scott Harmon about the new Sustainability merit badge was unveiled on July 15 at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn up to two-thirds of the badge during the week.
"We're using three planets, and we don't have three planets," says Harmon. He says the way humans are currently using resources on Earth creates a destructive cycle of waste that can be avoided. The Sustainability merit badge helps Scouts learn about sustainable solutions to these problems. The lessons are the basis for teaching Scouts how to bring sustainability back to their families and communities.
Can they break the the "618 spinning dreidels" record? Scouts and Venturers will try tomorrow at 3 p.m. at an event hosted by the National Jewish Committee. All jamboree participants and visitors are invited to join the attempt to break the record.
The current record is held by Yeshiva University, with 618 people spinning dreidels. Every participant helping break the record at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree will receive a chance to win one of four Kindles offered by the committee.