by Janet Blue on October 30, 2018

Jamboree Recap

One, two, three…I went to my first Jamboree. Three, four, five…I had a great time, and that’s no jive! Five, six, seven…We went to Camp Sammy Kimmell, and it was heaven. Eight, nine, ten…I absolutely can’t wait to go again.

Mauricio and I had a terrific week at the Cat Scouts Jamboree. We went on a tide pool excursion and a nature walk, had a signaling class and participated in fun activities planned by the various patrols. But the best part of the entire week was the Closing Ceremony on Saturday night. So many surprises, which is what inspired us for yesterday’s Sparks post.


Award winners of various competitions were announced first. Our Wolverines Patrol Leader Gracie won the participation award. She works so hard on all our events and really deserved this honor. The awards for the Wolverines continued. Maggie won a trophy for completing the Knowledge Bowl quiz the fastest and Mau won a trophy for having the highest score (85%) on the Knowledge Bowl quiz. (Mau will share a photo of his trophy when he receives it.) I am proud of my older brother and the Wolverines. The Patrol award for the best average score in the Knowledge Bowl went to the Wolverines as well. Wolverines rock!


The next event on the schedule was promotions. I knew I had met all the requirements to be promoted from Tenderpaw First Class to Bobcat, but no promotion is guaranteed. One of our Wolverine Patrol mates, Ætheling, was called up by Denmaster and received his promotion to Bobcat. Then Teddy (Angel Scout Sammy’s younger brother), Chip and I (the Three Gingersnaps, as we are known) were called up together. That seemed weird and really scary, especially when Denmaster said we were not being promoted to Bobcat. Say what? Not being promoted. After a pause, she told us we were being promoted to Cougars. We skipped an entire rank. That was the most amazing surprise ever! My head is still in the clouds.


Cat Scout Jamboree promotions

The Gingersnap Scouts

Transfer of Leadership

The final ceremony of the night was difficult for all Scouts, especially Mauricio. Angel Sammy Kimmell stepped down as Leader of the Worldwide Wildcats Troop (aka Troop 1) and passed that position on to Mau. Sammy was and still is Mau’s best friend and was the Best Man when Mau and Allie were married. Sammy has been the only Leader of Wildcats, and Mau has been his assistant. Though Angel Scout Sammy has promised to continue to visit Scouts, everyone was super sad to find out he was stepping down.

I know Mau will work hard as the new Leader of Wildcats. He knows, however, he can never and doesn’t want to take Sammy’s place and will be unable to fill his paw prints. Sammy was one of a kind! We love you our special, angel friend.

That’s all the big news from the Cat Scout Jamboree. I know this is not of interest to all our readers, but at the same time maybe it will inspire others of you to consider joining Cat Scouts. If interested click on the link in the previous sentence. You won’t regret it. It is great fun!

Purrs and paw-pats, Cougar Cat Scout Cooper Murphy

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BeadedTail October 30, 2018 at 8:12 pm

That’s quite a bit of scout news! We didn’t realize so much happened in scouts! We’re impressed!
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Ellen Pilch October 30, 2018 at 6:17 pm

Congrats on skipping right over to Cougar. My Sammy was sad to see Angel Sammy leave, but he knows Mau will be a great leader. XO

jansfunnyfarm October 30, 2018 at 4:46 pm

thanks for the Cat Scouts news. Even though none of us are scouts, we enjoyed your update. sorry to learn Angel Sammy has stepped down.
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Cystal And Daisy Mae October 30, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Congrats to all cat scouts for their promotions and awards. I considered making Daisy Mae a cat scout but couldn’t travel at this time. Once again Congrats.
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The Swiss Cats October 30, 2018 at 3:50 pm

Those are pawsome news from the Cat Scouts ! We’re glad you had fun time, Cooper Murphy ! Purrs

The Island Cats October 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

What a fun time you had, Cooper Murphy! Congratulations to Mau for becoming the Wildcat troop leader. Wally is very sorry he didn’t pawticipate in the Jamboree this time. We’ve been really busy here on the island…and in fact, we’re going to be moving!
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Comedy Plus October 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm

How fun and congratulations to all. A job well done by each and everyone.

Have a purrfect Happy Tuesday. My best to your peeps. ♥
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The Florida Furkids October 30, 2018 at 8:36 am

The Jamboree was really great! Even though we were sad to see Angel Sammy step down, Allie was super proud of her husband as he moved up to lead Troop 1 – Wildcats! We were
so happy for the Gingersnaps too.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Brian Frum October 30, 2018 at 7:46 am

Y’all are just the most amazing Cat Scouts!
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Teddy October 30, 2018 at 5:53 am

It was quite a Jamboree this year indeed. So much happened and there was a lot of activity keeping all of us hopping for a whole week! Mauricio will make a fabulous leader of Troop One/Wildcats and while it was sad to see Angel Sammy finally use his wings to leave Cat Scouts – I’m sure he will return once in a while to surprise everyone. He sure loved being Troop Leader. Teddy was very happy to get promoted to Cougar with his GINGERSNAP buddies! We hope more cats will join Cat Scouts – they will get to be in a NEW TROOP too which is exciting………..

Hugs, Pam
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Carry Loves Cats October 30, 2018 at 5:13 am

Congrats cat scouts. Sounds like you worked really hard and achieved so much. Well done.
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mommakatandherbearcat October 30, 2018 at 3:44 am

The Three Gingersnaps! I love it! Congratulations, Cooper Murphy 🙂
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Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko October 30, 2018 at 2:37 am

Wow! Awesome news for all of you Cat Scouts!

Concats on the promotions.
Mau, I am convinced you will do a great job in your own special way, when you start your new role as Leader of the Wildcats…somehow I think you have good experience for that job:)

If petcretary evfur retires she just might let me join…
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