Summit Bechtel Reserve: Getting Fit for the Jamboree with Tico Perez

Uploaded by TheBechtelSummit on 19.05.2011

Hi, I'm Tico Perez, the National Commissioner
of the Boy Scouts of America and I'm here in gorgeous West Virginia;
the home of the Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve,
better known as the Summit. Where we're getting ready to host the
2013 jamboree, right here, on our own property.
Now, over the next few minutes, I'm going to show you some
of the work BSA is doing to prepare to host the 2013 jamboree
and we're going to talk about some of the work that we're going to need to do
to be ready to participate in that same jamboree.
Because, I've got to tell you, this is not Fort A.P. Hill.
We're going to need to be prepared for adventure
to be part of the 2013 jamboree.
This jamboree is going to involve whitewater rafting,
zip lining, skateboarding, mountain biking;
things that we've never seen before at jamborees.
It is going to be a totally new experience.
But there's also some other new things.
There's going to be no cars, no buses, no vans.
We're going to hoof it the entire time.
And this terrain is a little different. Come with me now,
And this terrain is a little different. Come with me now,
we're going to look at the property. I'm going to show you
some of the challenges we're going to face
and some of the things we need to do to get ready for jamboree 2013.
Get ready to go big and get wild.
Over my left shoulder is village F, that's our staff camp.
It's uphill about a half a mile and about 2 to 300 feet of elevation change.
It's not a killer hike, but if you're a member of staff,
you're going to have to do that 2, 3, 4, maybe 5 times a day
and it's going to wear on you.
Look, this place is amazing. The views are stunning and
I can't wait to see the evening sky and the stars
and the galaxy. We're going to be able to look up at it every single night.
Welcome to the Garden Ground. This is the highest point
of our property here at the Summit.
The summit of the Summit, if you will.
And all of our jamboree participants are going to have
the opportunity to spend a day coming up here during
their jamboree. It's a 3 to 4 mile hike and
the elevation change is 5 to 600 feet. This isn't climbing Mount Baldy or
scrambling up the Tooth of Time, but it is a different physical challenge
than we've had in the past. And because of that, we've
put in place some fitness standards that we're going to have to work with.
If your BMI is over 40, you're not coming.
You simply can't handle the effort that it's going to take here
and even if you could, it wouldn't be any fun for you or for us.
If your BMI is between 32 and 40, there's still an opportunity to come,
but we'll be consulting with your doctors and checking your medical records.
The easiest and best thing to do is to take the time now.
We've got 2 years to get in shape for this jamboree.
I've made a personal commitment to get that BMI down below 32.
I'm well on my way, but I've got a ways to go.
I want you to join me. I want us to work together to be prepared
for adventure. So we can get to the 2013 jamboree right here at the
Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve and go big and get wild.