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2017 National Scout Jamboree is Under Way!!!

To sign up go to www.bsajamboree.orgExternal Link and click on the orange register button.

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2017 Jamboree Dates

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017.

The Fee for the Jamboree itself is $975 the council will be traveling down by bus and will make travel

plans along the way. The total cost will be around $1300-1600. Total price still to be determined.


The Jamboree’s Permanent Home

In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge

National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit

is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and

a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience in

summer 2013. 2017 is the next national jamboree and The Summit will also be hosting the

2019 World Jamboree



The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area,

where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are doing around other parts of the

Summit. Also, 2013 was the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women,

were part of the jamboree. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain

biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting

sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.



The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in

1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled

because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard

lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in

the campfire. There were some 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington

Monument. Since that time, 17 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2013.


All registration for the 2017 National Jamboree will be completed on line thru the national registration portal.

The council will be sending 3 Boy Scout Troops and 2 Venturing Groups so sign up fast to ensure your spot

at this upcoming event. on request. Please contact Matthew Conlon ([Click for member's page]) or Phil

McCabe (646-739-1217) with any further questions.

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