The first day of the Jamboree was for the most part move-in day for the Scouts. 760 buses arrived over the course of the day with the first bus arriving at 6 AM and as we hiked back to the staff base camp at 7 PM, the buses were still arriving. Even so, many Scouts were able to set up camp and then head to the Summit Center for activities including the K2BSA operation.
Here’s our early numbers — 153 Scouts received amateur radio demonstrations during the first afternoon and one Scout earned the Radio Merit Badge. Over the course of our entire operation here, we’ve made 290 QSOs which included 16 countries. You can check the logbook for your station here.
Today, the morning will be taken up with the opening show in the nearby Summit Stadium. We can actually watch from the station — we call it a sky box. The afternoon should be plenty busy.