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The National Scout Jamboree is a gathering, or jamboree, of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America, usually held every four years and organized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Cascade Pacific Council Jamboree contingent will leave Portland, OR around July 10, 2013 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.
Referred to as "Jamboree", Scouts from all over the nation and world have the opportunity to attend. This is considered to be one of several unique experiences that the Boy Scouts of America offers. The first jamboree was scheduled to be held in 1935 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting, but was delayed two years. The 1937 jamboree in the Nation's Capital attracted 25,000 Scouts, who camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin. The event was covered extensively by national media and attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following the disruption of World War II, the next jamboree was not held until 1950 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Subsequent jamborees have been held around the country as a means to promoting Scouting nationally. Since 1981, the jamboree has been located Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. Future jamborees will be held at The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.
The 2013 National Jamboree dates at The Bechtel Summit, WV: July 15, 2013- July 24, 2013
Please remember to create an account as you register. You will need the login and password to access your account and make payments in the future.
The fee for the participant Scouts is $3,225. Only $125 higher than the 2010 National Jamboree!
We will arrive at The Bechtel Summit for the Jamboree encampment on Monday the 15th of July 2013. 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 2012.
The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first come first serve basis.
(A Scout who has completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old and a 1st Class Scout by July 1, 2013, but not have reached his 18th birthday by Aug. 3, 2013 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 2012 and attend a 3 day training encampment Memorial Day weekend in May 2013.
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 2013. 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: An additional, more involved online application 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. In 2010 the additional application had a $10 processing fee, we expect the same to be true for the 2013 Jamboree. 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.