The 2017 National Scout jamboree held every four years is a gathering of over thirty thousand members of the Boy Scouts of America. It is located adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in what is called the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting.
OUR COUNCIL CONTINGENT
The Crater Lake Council Jamboree contingent will leave Medford, OR around July 14, 2017 and fly to Washington, D.C. We will visit such places as Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol, various monuments, the Smithsonian Institute, Gettysburg, Colonial Williamsburg and many other sites.
We will arrive at The Bechtel Summit for the Jamboree encampment on the 19th of July 2017. After a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Jamboree will return home. The Crater Lake Council's tour will precede the jamboree encampment. The tour portion of the trip will be about 6 days long. Specific dates of the touring will be confirmed by June 2016.
The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first come first serve basis. At the time of application Scouts will be placed in a Jamboree troop or crew as requested. Waiting lists will be created as needed.
The qualifications to participate in the Jamboree are that a Scout who has completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old and a 1st Class Scout by July 1, 2017, but not have reached his 18th birthday by Aug. 1, 2017 and lives and abides by the Scout Oath and Law and the jamboree code of conduct may participate in the Jamboree. After our troops have been filled, a standby list of alternates will be established. Scouts will be assigned to a Jamboree troop consisting of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders. Each Scout will be a member of a patrol within the troop. Every contingent member will be required to attend troop meetings, submit a completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician and indicating compliance with specified immunizations, attend a contingent gathering in November 2016 and attend a 3 day training encampment on a weekend in May 2017. Crater Lake Council will also send a Venturing group comprised of 8 co-ed youth between the ages of 14 to 21 during Jamboree and 2 adults.
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