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2017 National Scout Jamboree


July 17 - July 26, 2017


We are offering a $50 discount for those youth who register by December 25, 2015



The National Scout Jamboree is the premier event put on every four years by the Boy Scouts of America at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, National Scout Jamboree Overview. Over 40,000 Scouts and Scouters attended the 2013 Jamboree, and all the excitement of past Jamboree will be incorporated with new themes and shows. What goes on at a Jamboree? Everything that the combined resources of the National Council plus hundreds of the best volunteers from every local council can provide! For examples, 5.2 miles of zip line, canopy tours, rifle shooting, stand up paddle board, 36 and 50 mile mountain bike trails, bicycle motocross, rock climbing, rappelling towers, clay and trap shooting, fishing, dragon boat racing, scuba diving, kayaking, white water rafting, daily stage shows, OA American Indian Village and the Merit Badge Midway. Plus much more!



The Golden Empire Council will be taking 4 Troops and a Crew to the 2017 National Jamboree and you can be part of the adventure. Prior to the National Jamboree, you will experience a pre-Jamboree Tour. Possible cities or locations the contingent may visit are New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Gettysburg and the Washington, D.C. area.



Boy Scouts will be placed in a troop consisting of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders each. Venturing Scouts will be placed in a crew consisting of 8 Scouts and 2 adults leaders. Although the council has committed to have one Venturing crew additional crews (each crew has 8 youth/2 adults) could be added based on sign-ups. Once the units are formed and leaders selected you will receive information through your Jamboree unit leadership. Slots on the GEC 2017 National Scout Jamboree contingent are prioritized in the order they are received on a paid basis.



We are offering two options for attending the National Jamboree. One option is going directly to the Summit, site of the National Jamboree, without any tour. The other option is arriving a few days prior to the start of the National Jamboree to tour the Washington, D.C. area. Details about both options have not been finalized. However, the cost for the direct option could be between $3,000 and $3,200 while the touring option will not exceed $3,900. As a special incentive, we are offering a $50 discount for youth who registers by December 25, 2015 (those who have already registered will be also get this discount). A $250.00 deposit is need to hold the youths spot. The cost covers the National Scout Jamboree fee, travel and tour expenses, meals, lodging, accident and sickness insurance, unit numbers, council shoulder patch and the cost of pre-jamboree training. After registering on the BSA National Scout Jamboree website, fill out the Golden Empire Council National Jamboree registration.


Are there opportunities for Adults to be Contingent Leaders?

Yes! Each Troop and Crew will need a set of adult leaders. Please review the Adult Leader Application (revised 10/23/15) for information on positions and expectation until all positions have been filled. You can fax (916 929-4461) or email (2017jamboree@gec-bsa.org) the application to the Sacramento service center. On the fax cover sheet or the email subject line indicate "2017 National Jamboree". Applicants will be contact to participant in interviews at the council service center. Additional interviews may be scheduled as needed.


Are there opportunities for Adults to Staff at Jamboree?

Of course! Staffing a National Jamboree is an awesome experience. Visit the Jamboree Volunteer page for complete details.



If you have questions, please contact the councils National Jamboree Committee at 2017jamboree@gec-bsa.org or call Ann Kantola, Jamboree Staff Advisor, at 916-333-5429.


Updated: November 18, 2015