One extreme or the other: Jamboree Scouts find a moment of peace
At breakfast one morning early in the jamboree, staffer John Norkus was feeling a little left out as Scouters went around the table describing their jamboree jobs.
"We were feeling kind of puny around extreme BMX, extreme mountain biking, extreme skateboarding," he said. "So we changed our name to extreme landscape painting."
At an activity that harkens back to the watercolor journals of Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell, Norkus and fellow staffers Marshall Townsend and Jerry Silvestrini offered Scouts and Venturers a rare respite from the high-energy activities at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.