2017 National Jamboree

The 2017 National Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, July 19-28, 2017.

As the second Jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you’ll be able to explore the mystery, adventure, and beauty of a West Virginia summer and the adventure of Scouting.

You’ll join more than 30,000 Scouts and Venturers from all over the country, as they enjoy 10,600 acres of wild, wonderful West Virginia at the Summit and find out first hand just what it’s like to “Live Scouting’s Adventure”.

That’s it! That’s the theme for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree:
Live Scouting’s Adventure.

In Scouting, as in life, adventure takes on many meanings: high adventure, learning, camaraderie, and simply being part of something bigger.

The 2017 Jamboree theme encompasses all of these aspects, and participants will quite literally experience every element of adventure in what will be a mega-event of any Scout’s lifetime.

As part of the Pikes Peak Council’s 2017 National Jamboree contingent, you’ll also join 43 other youth and contingent leaders in a bus tour of major cities and points of interest in the northeast prior to the Jamboree. The tour will start July 11th and end on July 19th when the contingent checks in at the Summit for the 2017 National Jamboree. Cities you will tour include: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. (See the itenerary below).

So get ready to “Live Scouting’s Adventure” at the 2017 Jamboree.

JAMBOREE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Canoeing
  • Pioneering
  • Fishing
  • Action Archery
  • Competitive Events
  • Area Shows
  • Aquatics Challenge
  • Patch Trading
  • Merit Badge Midway
  • Bicycle Motocross
  • Kayaking
  • Trap Shooting
  • Rappelling
  • Much, much more

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Freedom Trail (Boston)
  • USS Constitution
  • Plymouth Colony
  • World Trade Center
  • Statue of Liberty 
  • Broadway
  • USS Intrepid
  • Independence Hall
  • Smithsonian Museum
  • U.S. Capital
  • Ft. McHenry
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Ford’s Theater
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Tomb of the Unknown Solder
  • Washington Monument
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Many, many other places

THE OPPORTUNITY IS YOURS

The Pikes Peak Council contingent will include one troop, consisting of 36 youth, four adults and a partial Venturing Crew consiting of 8 youth and two adults.

The total cost of this Jamboree excursion is about $3,450 per person depending on airfares and fundraising success. This fee covers the Jamboree, all airfare, meals, transportation, housing, touring expenses, events, and other expenses.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Participants will be selected by the Pikes Peak Council Jamboree Committee.

Boy Scout Qualifications

  • Have a current BSA membership with a Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • Be 11 and have completed the sixth grade or be at least 12 years old by 19 July 2017.
  • Must be First Class Scout by 19 Jul 2017.
  • Not reached his 18th birthday by 28 Jul 2017.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • Participated in a pre-Jamboree training experience.
  • Filed a Jamboree personal health and medical record by April 15, 2017.
  • Submit all registration fees per their local council's payment schedule.
  • Meet the medical and body mass index requirements.
  • Complete the age-specific Youth Protection training course before the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Register on the National Jamboree website  http://www.summitbsa.org/events/ jamboree/jamboree-registration

Venturing Qualifications

  • Have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Be at least 14 years old by 19 July 2017 or 13 years old and graduated from the eighth grade, but not have reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the jamboree (28 July 2017).
  • Participate in a pre-Jamboree training experience.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • File a Jamboree personal health and medical record by April15, 2017.
  • Submit all registration fees per their local council's payment schedule.
  • Meet the medical and body mass index requirements.
  • Complete the age-specific Youth Protection training course before the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Register on the National Jamboree website http://www.summitbsa.org/events/ jamboree/jamboree-registration/

Pikes Peak Council Contingent Tentative Tour Itinerary

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION SUGGESTED SITES
Tuesday July 11 TBD Colorado Springs

Air travel to Boston
Evening at hotel

Wednesday July 12 Morning Boston Boston City Tour 
Lexington, Concord
 
    Afternoon Boston Freedom Trail
USS Constitution
Thursday July 13   Travel to New York Plymouth Mass
Mayflower Tour
Broadway Show (evening)
Friday July 14   New York

New York City Tour
Empire State Building
Ground Zero
Statue of Liberty
USS Intrepid

Saturday July 15 Morning Philadelphia Independence Hall
Liberty Bell
    Afternoon Hershey PA Hershey Chocolate Factory
Sunday July 16 Morning Gettysburg, PA Gettysburg Battlefields
    Afternoon Washington, DC Fort McHenry
The Mall (Monuments)
Monday July 17   Washington, DC Ford's Theater
Smithsonian
Tuesday July 18   Washington, DC
Arlington 
U.S. Capitol Tour (Pending)
Arlington National Cemetery
Mount Vernon Tour
Iwo Jima Memorial & Pentagon
(drive-by)