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The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017.


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!


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.


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.

We want you to join us in experiencing the 2017 National Jamboree!  Boy Scouts and co-ed Venturers are welcome to join us on this great adventure. The fee for Scouts and Venturers to participate in 2017 is $3,475.

A non-refundable reservation fee of $250 must accompany your application.  There are regular minimum payment deadlines that must be met with the balance due on or before March 1, 2017.  You may make payments ahead of time and pay as much as you like---even in full.  

Full Payment Incentive: 

If the total fee of $3,475 is paid in full by December 31, 2015 the Scout will receive a voucher good for one uniform shirt, one pair of uniform pants/shorts, and one pair of uniform socks for free.  A value of over $100!

The Cascade Pacific Council Jamboree contingent will leave Portland, 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, we may continue with a few more days of touring or return home immediately. The Cascade Pacific Council's tour will precede and/or follow the jamboree encampment. The tour portion of the trip will be 6-8 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/crew that is closest to where you live, unless that troop/crew is full.  If that troop/crew is full you will be placed in the closest available troop/crew.

(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 monthly 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 Memorial Day weekend in May 2017.

The jamboree fee covers transportation, tours, and admission fees. meals, lodging, insurance and most patrol and troop equipment.  The fee also covers the mandatory council contingent training encampment in late May 2017.  There are additional expenses that include uniforms and personal gear, spending money, memorabilia items, prejamboree troop activities and possibly additional troop expenses including building projects, copying and postage.

Please note these important items: 

An additional, more involved online application with the National council will need to be filled out for every participant in the future.  As soon as this application is available we will give you specific instructions on how to complete it.  

All participants will have to sign and agree to live by a Jamboree code of conduct in order to be accepted into the contingent. 

The airline portion of the fee is an estimate.  If the airfare is higher than our estimate there many be a fee increase at that time.  We will do our best to stay within our estimate, but airfares are out of our control.

How do I sign up? 

To sign up as a youth please click here. Youth fee is $3,475.

To apply as an Adult Leader please click here.  Adult fee is $2,950.  No fee to apply.  Only those selected will be charged.

To apply to be on staff with the National council please click here.(coming soon!)

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