2017 Oral History Project at the jamboree

The Order of the Arrow is partnering with the National Scouting Museum’s “Scouting Memories Project” to host the Oral History Project at the 2017 National Jamboree. This youth-focused project, led by the four region chiefs, hopes to attract stories about Scouting big, small, old and new. The project is a continuation of efforts by the Goodman-Edson Observatory (GEO) Oral History Team at the 2015 National Order of the Arrow Conference (NOAC).

The goal of the project is twofold: to capture the personal histories of yesteryears that are wonderfully augmented by time and perspective, and to record contemporary accounts of Scouts who may be experiencing a national event for the first time.

This repository of personal histories will create a living tapestry of Scouting history to help us further understand our past. The project will be continued at NOAC 2018.

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