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National Jamboree 2017

The Adventure Begins Juy 2017


Imagine 50,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country, all gathered together for one big celebration of high adventure Scouting. Held once every four years, at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia, high adventure never looked so enticing with whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, camping out with friends, meeting new friends, and learning new skills. For 10 days, there are exhibits, stadium shows with entertainment, opportunities to work on merit badges — there's something for everybody.


Join the Bay Area Council Contingent

Prepare for a music-themed travel plan when we hit the road for the Natioanl jamboree, beginning with a trip to Graceland and ending with Dollywood. Then the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, and finally, we will hit the Olympic white water on the Ocoee River for a Class 4-5 whitewater rafting experience! Talk with Scouts in you Troop who have attended previous Jamborees and remember the event only occur every 4 years. Join us for a mountain top experience, literally.



Estimated Fees:   $2500

These fees will cover uniforms, lodging, travel, attraction entrance tickets, meals and the National Jamboree Fee. Additional costs to an individual will vary depending on any personal equipment purchases they may not currently own that might be needed for a the trip (An example could be a sleeping bag or hiking boots), patches for trading, and spending money while on the trip.

Participants will not need any significant heavy gear such as tent or cooking materials. All of those items are provided by the contingent or the National Jamboree upon arrival.


First All Contingent Jamboree Kick-off Meeting National Jamboree 2017

TIME: 10 a.m.-Noon

DATE: February 27, 2016

PLACE: Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546


Mark your calendar

National Jamboree Full Contingent Meeting
Questions and Contingent Youth Team Development
April 17, 2016,  TBA  1-3 p.m.

National Jamboree Full Contingent Meeting
Contingent Youth Team Development
May 22, 2016, TBA  1-3 p.m.

National Jamboree Full Contingent Meeting
November 13, 2016, Friendswood United Methodist Church  1-3 p.m.

Jamboree Leadership Contingent & Weekend Campout
February 25-26, 2017, Camp Karankawa

National Jamboree Full Contingent Meeting & Overnight Campout
May 12-14, 2017, Camp Karankawa

National Jamboree Departure
July 15, 2017, League City, TX

National Jamboree Return
July 30, 2017, League City TX



Erik Stewart, erik.stewart@ineos.com, 2017 National Jamboree Bay Area Council Contingent Leader

Pam Frisbee, pam.frisbee@scouting.org, Bay Area Council Registrar


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