National Jamboree 2013Boy Scout Event
ADVENTURERS WANTED!! Get ready! The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree. We're talking seriously high adventure, people! Whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia.
Check out the key dates below and start planning now to be a part of history at the very first jamboree at The Summit.
The Jamboree - July 15-July 24, 2013
Registration - Late Spring, 2011
You can contact the Jamboree Department at 2013Jamboree@scouting.org.
2013 National Jamboree Highlights:
Create World Jamboree-Style Scouting Neighborhoods
-Smaller camping footprint (1,000 acres)than Fort A.P. Hill (5,000 acres).
-Maximum distance to arena from any subcamp will be 1.5 miles.
-Twenty subcamps organized into five villages.
-Much smaller subcamp staff.
-Troops will be assigned to subcamps in a manner that promotes the highest level of interaction.
-One subcamp will be dedicated to Venturers.
-Almost all adult staff will be housed and fed in the adult camp (6,000 to 7,000).
-Walking will be the mode of transportation. Personal vehicles will not be allowed in the jamboree footprint.
-Build Flexible Infrastructure to Support Both THE Jamboree and The Summit Year-Round Programs
-Permanent camp sites with bathroom facilities.
-Underground electricity and fiber optic cable for the entire site.
-The first jamboree at The Summit will have more temporary facilities than future jamborees.
-The Summit Center will be designed to function as the visitor experience area.
-Embrace Cutting-Edge Technology in the Jamboree Operational Model
-Jamboree will utilize technology at every possible level from the submission of applications through the duration of the event.
-Plans are to utilize mobile technology to provide programming, data and individual schedules.
-BSA technology will become part of the jamboree “magic.”
-Employ a Seamless Logistics and Supply Operation
-Jamboree will provide all troop equipment—tents, cooking equipment, etc.
-Participants will only bring a duffel (jamboree will supply), sleeping bag, and personal gear.
-Food will be pre-packed by troops, with cooking designed for troops rather than patrols.
-Commissary will be offsite, with troop food delivered to villages.
-Lunches will be issued with breakfast in the morning so that participants will have them wherever they are.
-Deliver a World-Class Program—Constantly on the Move
-Program will be more diverse, more intense, and have a higher energy level than previous jamborees.
-Jamboree will engage participants on a more intense program level in areas of interest to them.
-Program will be available from daylight to dark.
-Day of Giving Back.
-New Jamboree Trek program.
-Merit badges connected to program areas rather than a "merit badge midway."
-Arena shows designed to entertain and inspire youth members.
-Showcase a Visitor Experience Very Different than the Participant Experience
-Visitors and participants can come together in the 90-acre Summit Center.
-Access to program areas will be limited to jamboree participants.
-In the Summit Center, visitors will be offered a “jamboree lite” experience with a sampling of jamboree activities, constant entertainment and activities in the arena area, in addition to the exhibit and display areas.
-Jamboree visitors will be provided an improved experience and charged a reasonable but appropriate fee.
-Pre-registration wil be required and available early 2013.
-Enable a Volunteer-Driven, Professionally Guided Jamboree Staff Opportunity
-Staff mantra—“volunteer–driven, professionally guided.” No duality of one volunteer and one professional in each major assignment.
-Less management, more customer-engaged staff.
-Emphasis on recruiting younger staff members by providing shorter commitments than entire jamboree.
-OA will provide more than 600 Arrowmen for programs such as Jamboree Trek and Day of Giving Back.
-Jamboree staff camp will be separated from participant camps, with vast majority of staff housed in the staff camp.
-Go Green, Go Healthy, and Go Safe
-Jamboree will use absolute best practices of eco-friendly camping—an example to other camps.
-Embrace conservation practices and Leave No Trace camping.
-Promote childhood health and fitness.
-Walking will be the mode of transportation for everyone.
-Healthy food and drinks offered.
-Sustain the Scouting Movement for the Next 100 Years
-Jamboree will preserve the best of jamboree traditions while creating new ones.
Scouts, staff, and visitors will be introduced to the World Brotherhood of Scouting at The Summit.
-Offer Scouts, Scouters, and Visitors a True, Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
A jamboree at The Summit will truly be that once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who attend.
The Piedmont Jamboree Troop will also tour the east coast for about a week. Although tour plans have not been finalized, they most likely will include Boston, New York, Gettysburg, and the Washington DC area.
Who is eligible?
SCOUT PARTICIPANT QUALIFICATIONS
Scouts and team members must have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
Must have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team. Must be at least First Class Scouts. Must be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the jamboree or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade, but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the jamboree. Be approved by the unit leader and local council. Participate in a pre-jamboree training experience. Have filed a Jamboree Personal Health and Medical record with the council jamboree committee before the pre-jamboree training. Submit all registration fees per the local council's payment schedule.
VENTURING PARTICIPANT QUALIFICATIONS
Crew members must have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
Must have graduated the 8th grade or be at least 14 years of age by the first day of the jamboree, but have not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the jamboree. Participate in a pre-jamboree training experience. Be approved by the unit leader and local council. Have filed a Jamboree Personal Health and Medical record with the council jamboree committee before the pre-jamboree training. Submit all registration fees per the local council's payment schedule