Scouting’s flagship national event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts and Scouters showcasing everything that is great about Scouting. Over the course of 10 summer days Scouts join for this iconic outing. Because it normally takes place every four or more years, most Scouts will only have one opportunity to visit the Jamboree as a youth. Many Jambo alumni said their experience was one of the most memorable adventures during their years in Scouting.
What’s the National Jamboree?
It’s the most awesome event a Scout or Venturer could attend. It’s everything you can do in Scouting–and more–in one spot just for you . . . and about 40,000 of your friends from around the country and around the world! It’s 10 days of adventure and excitement that you don’t want to miss!!
What can you do?
Climbing, zip lines, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, BMX biking, world-class skate park, shooting ranges, kayaking, arena shows, aquatic challenges, state of the art tech stuff, rappelling, merit badge opportunities, STEM Quest and even some patch trading along the way.
WHERE IS THE JAMBOREE?
The Summit Bechtel Reserve is home to the National Scout Jamboree. Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youths and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors. The CFC contingent will travel to the Summit in chartered motor coaches accompanied by trained and experienced adult scout leaders. The Summit is a place that takes Scouts and Venturers to the limits of what they think they can do, and then pushes them further.
How will Scouts BSA female groups be camped during the Jamboree in correlation to their Scouts BSA male counterparts?
Scouts BSA units will be camped in areas based on gender specified portables (showers/restrooms). Camp areas will be separated by barriers such as roads or swells so that campsites are defined. Council contingents (multiple units/partial units) can travel to the jamboree together as long as BSA policy is followed. For partial units they will be grouped with other like units prior to the jamboree to insure minimum BSA requirements/policies are met. Ex. a Scouts BSA female group of 2 adults and 8 youth can travel to and from the jamboree with Scouts BSA male counterparts but when they arrive at Jamboree they will be camping in separate units.