OK, so this is now overachieving for today, but I just LOVE that Train will be playing the BSA Jamboree next year. I love Train’s music, but I also love that Train uses proceeds from their own wine label to support charities, AND I love that Train considers a Scout event to be worthwhile. In a time when so many people are criticizing BSA, its values, and its policies, rock stars still see something there. I don’t know or care if Train is being well paid to play — it doesn’t matter. They don’t need the money that bad, and if they were of a mind to do it, they could easily make a political statement via public press release saying, “BSA asked us to play but philosophically we just didn’t feel like we could do that, considering…blah blah blah.”
Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Three-time Grammy winners Train will headline the closing stadium show at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the Boy Scouts of America announced today.
For my money, this is the biggest musical act to perform at a national Scout jamboree since the Beach Boys in 1985. And I’m told it’s the earliest in the jamboree planning cycle that a headliner has signed on. That’s good news for participants and staff already registered for the jamboree, and it’s yet another enticing reason for Scouts and Scouters not registered to join us next summer in West Virginia.
You surely know Train, the pop-rock group from San Francisco that has performed together since 1994. And you know their hits, including “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “Calling All Angels,” “Hey, Soul Sister,” and recent singles “Drive By” and “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.”