The Boy Scout National Jamboree is held every four years. Because of the age restrictions, most Scouts only get one opportunity to attend this unbelievable event as a Boy Scout. So if you are interested, don't put this off!! What is a Jamboree?
In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, knew what success looked like for the 10th anniversary of Scouting. It was the sight of thousands of youth gathered together to celebrate. The jamboree was born! In his words, “The secret of its growth lies in that indeterminate force which we only know as the ‘Scout Spirit,’ and grow it has!”
Since 1937, more than 654,000 Scouts and leaders have shared the jamboree experience and hiked the trails, paths, and roadways at previous national Scout jamborees. Now, it’s your turn to celebrate!
It is the opportunity of a lifetime, one you will never forget. DON’T MISS OUT on this special moment in time! A jamboree is truly a Scouts mountain-top experience.
Method 1: Jamboree Registration instructions
Method 2: Jamboree paper application
Tour and Travel Plans
Troop “A”—The “Behind the Scenes of America – The GO BIG GET WILD TOUR”departs Los Angeles July 8th, 2013. This exciting tour focuses on visiting behind the scenes of manufacturing, research, entertainment, government, military, educational and other select locations not normally accessible to the public. We will be touring amazing and historic places in the Philadelphia area, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Florida, Cape Canaveral, Florida and the Bahamas. A few highlights include touring the US. Mint, Independence Hall, Hershey’s Chocolate World & Theme Park, Smithsonian Museums, Ford’s Theater, White House, Ft. McHenry, Baltimore Orioles Game, Monticello, US Naval Academy, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Factory and more. This once and a lifetime tour will also visit the Islands of Adventure Amusement Park (Hogwart’s Castle & Village and Harry Potter Adventure Ride), The Animal Kingdom Park (behind the scenes), Gatorland and includes a tour of the Kennedy Space Center (with special lunch with an astronaut) plus a cruise to the Bahamas to BSA reef snorkel and more!!! Parents and families may join in on the fun and attend the portion of this troop’s tour beginning on July 24th, 2013 in Florida and the Bahamas, for a separate price to be determined. Troop A returns to Los Angeles on July 31st, 2013.
Cost $5,995.00 (app. $375 per month)
Troop “B”—The “Passport Required Tour”departs July 5th, 2013 with visits to the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma Castle, Niagara Falls, the Baseball Hall of Fame, key sites in New York (Nintendo World, 9/11 Memorial, and a Broadway show), Philadelphia, Lancaster to check out the Amish way of life, Hershey (Founders Hall, Hershey’s Chocolate World), and Gettysburg Visitor Center and Museum. Then off to the 2013 Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve, West Virginia. After the Jamboree we will check out the Hazy Center and then catch an afternoon flight home.
Cost $5,830(app. $360 per month)
Venturing Crew “E”—The “Ad—Venture Tour”departs July 5, 2013 to Philadelphia, PA. We’ll take the historical Spirit of ‘76 Ghost Tour, explore the Constitution Tour on a cool Segway, visit Amish Country in Lancaster, and participate in 150th Anniversary Gettysburg re– enactment. Then on to New York City to sail aboard the Clipper City, 158 foot schooner in the Manhattan Bay, visit the Empire State Building, Central Park Bike Tour, 911 Memorial, Times Square, and a Broadway show! Next, we’ll visit The Smithsonian, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and the Mall in Washington DC. Then meet with a Congressman and a private tour of the Capital. Then explore the Potomac river around Washington, DC on a kayak. Take a trip through time to Colonial Williamsburg with a day of fun at Bush Gardens. Get on board The Batteau, the re-enactment of Tom Sawyer’s overnight boat tour to a private island in Lynchburg, VA. Finally, we’ll have 10 exciting days at the Jamboree where the Venturers will get to repel, scuba dive, rock climb, white water raft, and many more fun activities. After the Jamboree we’ll visit Winston-Salem and Raleigh, NC before we return home on July 25th, 2013.
Cost $4,788(app. $285 per month)