by John-Peter (JP) Ford
Project 2013 is recruiting 700 Arrowmen to serve on the Order of the Arrow staff during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Project 2013 will be comprised of three groups: the Jamboree Trek Guides, Day of Service Guides, and the OA Service Corps. All three groups will support a variety of new and traditional activities at the Jamboree site.
This will be the largest service corps contingent in history and the Order is looking for the best Arrowmen in the organization to join Project 2013. Plan to attend NOAC 2012 and sign up as a Project 2013 participant. Please note that attendance at NOAC, although preferred, is not a prerequisite to be on jamboree staff.
The Project 2013 Corps will be structured similar to a lodge, with program leadership and chapters. Project 2013 will be a youth run program at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree led by Order of the Arrow leaders from around the country.
In addition to providing cheerful service, Project 2013 Corps members will be able to participate in evening recreation, visit jamboree program areas, staff the jamboree arena shows, and meet Arrowmen from around the nation.
Arrowmen may fill out an interest form online at www.event.oa-bsa.org. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates on Project 2013 will be sent out periodically. Arrowmen must be 16 years of age, but not older than 20 years of age by July 15, 2013. Preference will be given to Arrowmen who will be a Life or Eagle Scout by the start of the jamboree. Arrowmen will need the approval of their lodge adviser to participate. The 2013 jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve on July 15 – 24, 2013.