I just got back from the 2010 Northern California Jamboree. The theme was 100 years of Boy Scouting. It was held at the Alameda County Fair grounds. There were an estimated 20,000 scouts and scouters in attendance from 11 Boy Scout councils. It was pretty amazing to see that many Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Sea Scouts, and the Order of the Arrow in the same place. I believe I saw some brownies and some Girl Scouts there as well. Our Venture Crew, Crew 515, had a great time watching and participating in the scouting exhibits. One of the exhibits I enjoyed most was the Scouting Museum. Many scouting memorabilia collectors had items that spanned the early years of scouting to now. This really brought back some great memories of my childhood in scouting.

Finally, we had a celebration in the stadium, there was music presented by the Air Force Rock Band Mobility, Venture Drum and Bugle Corps, San Francisco Boys Choir and an acrobatics group called Kinetic Arts Center.

The Jamboree was a great opportunity for all scouts in Northern California to get together and celebrate this great organization.