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Jamboree

National Jamboree Registration

The Committee is actively forming Units at this time and they will be announced by the end of December.

2017 Jamboree Campership Application Fillable

ATTENTION SCOUTERS:

Are you interested in being a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venturing Advisor or Associate Venturing Advisor for the 2017 National Jamboree?

If so, please read through this page, complete the NCAC Application and Leader Survey, and return it to the Marriott Scout Service Center by November 30, 2015. Leader selections will be made base on an application and interview if selected and are expected to be complete by May 2016. Based on the number of youth applicants, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews are expected to be formed by October 2016.

Key dates announced:

 Below is a listing of key dates to assist with planning for the 2017 Jamboree:

2017

NCAC Payment Schedule

Since about December 1, 2016, new registrations have been placed on a waiting list. If your son/daughter has register and paid the full amount,  we will make every attempt possible to place your Scout in one of the NCAC Jamboree units. If no slots come available by July 1, 2017 and you have NOT received conformation that your Scout been approved, you will be provided a 100% refund of all funds paid.

 

Youth Participants:

Leaders (26 and older):

Leaders (18 to 25):

Refunds

Promotional Material for Units

The following documents are available for download from the following links Roundtable Commissioners or Unit Leaders to promote the 2017 National Jamboree and the formation of our council contingency units:

A promotional video created from images captured by members of the NCAC 2013 National Jamboree Unit contingencies for the promotion of the 2017 National Jamboree. Click here to view the Jamboree promotional video.

A New Venue For The Jamboree

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.

Visiting the mountains

There are incredible side trips that Scouts and families can take on their way to and from the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. A tour of Washington, D.C., is only a few hours’ drive away, and the entire region surrounding the Summit is filled with some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. The Blue Ridge is just to the south, and the Shenandoah Valley is a short drive to the east. That’s not to mention all of the incredibly scenic areas in West Virginia itself.

High Adventure

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.

History

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, 16 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2010.