Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Venturing Mine Control Room
As a follow-up to the Venturing Rain Forest at the last Jamboree this time the Venturing exhibit is a simulation of an underground mine.
A dozen infra-red cameras monitor all activty in the mine from this control room. Adult Advisors watch youth and supervise staff remotely.
Sound effects start from the outside and simulate the atmosphere of a Western mine of the late 1800's.
The special effects extend inside throughout the mine. The entire attraction is air-conditioned which simulates the cool atmosphere of a mine and made for the most comfortable place to work prior and during the Jamboree.
Venturer youth staff age requirements were the same as the Venturing Program requirements - age 14 through 20.
Venturer staff reported 5 days before the Jamboree and built all of this in time. They will need to take it down for storage in just a few hours. Fortunately the military has allowed the building to stand until the next Jamboree in 2010.
They have plans to expand and build an old west town with more activities and displays. The Sea Scouting exhibit next door will be incorporated as well as the new Quest program in the next display which are currenty separate displays.