Canadian Scout leaders complain of Jamboree food shortages

July 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta, July 12 (UPI) -- Canadian Scout leaders said the organization is now providing enough food to scouts attending a weeklong Jamboree in Alberta.

Russ McDougall, a scout leader with a troop from Edmonton, Alberta, said his scouts each received a single hamburger for dinner at the Sylvan Lake event Saturday and there were spaghetti and sauce shortages Tuesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

"You've got youths that are out, exercising all day and they're not getting enough calorie intake," McDougall said. "We got some kids that are running out of steam and they shouldn't be. You know, they wanna take the afternoon off because they're too tired to do anything."

Andrew Price, chief commissioner of Scouts Canada, said the food shortages at the Jamboree, which is being attended by more than 5,000 youths, were the result of human error.

"We've been working really closely with Sodexo, who is our food services provider, to make sure that we've got a truck on site that's actually out there addressing the issues as they come up," Price said.

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