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2017 National Scout Jamboree


July 17 - July 26, 2017



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 10 Scouts and 2 adults leaders. Although the council has committed to have one Venturing crew additional crews (each crew has 10 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.



The fee will cover 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. Once the sightseeing tour is set information regarding the 2017 price will be set.


JAMBOREE RALLY ***NEW TIMES for the Rocklin and Chico Rallies****

The Golden Empire Council is having informational rallies on October 10, 2015 for Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Ventures, parents, and leaders that are interested in finding out about the 2017 Jamboree and associated tour. The rally will cover Who Can Attend, How to Apply, Health and Safety, Fees and Payments, Travel and Equipment, Jamboree Committee, Jamboree Leadership, Jamboree Staffing and Questions and Answers. The rallies will be held at these times and location.


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 Adviser, at 916-929-1417 x216.


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Updated September 3, 2015