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2017 Jamboree Dates are Set

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

The Hawkeye Area Council Contingent has some very exciting plans that will occur prior to Jamboree, so our Council Contingent will leave Cedar Rapids on July 16th, and return home on July 29th. More info to follow on the activities.

There is more information available on the National Jamboree websiteExternal Link

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A New Venue for the Jamboree

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 and The Summit will also be hosting the 2019 World Jamboree.

High Adventure

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.

History

The first Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the Jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington D.C. When the first Jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were some 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, 17 National Jamborees have been held, the last in 2013.



2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree Forms and Information

More information will be posted here when available.

Forms & Info for All Contingent Participants

  • 2017 National Jamboree - HAC Jamboree Flyer

  • 2017 National Jamboree - HAC Jamboree Itinerary
    For this Jamboree, the Council Jamboree Committee has decided to send the Contingent to Blue Sky Adventures prior to Jamboree. This is the itinerary.

  • 2017 National Jamboree - HAC Jamboree Blue Sky Adventures
    This flyer explains what the activities will be at Blue Sky Adventures, prior to the Jamboree.

  • 2017 National Jamboree - Code of Conduct
    All adult and youth participants and their parents or guardians are asked to read the Code of Conduct and Statement of Understanding as a condition of participation.
  • 2017 National Jamboree - Payment Schedule and Refund Policy
    The suggested Payment Schedule will have all payments by December 31, 2016.
  • 2017 National Jamboree - Campership ApplicationExternal Link
    There is a limited amount of campership dollars available from National.
    The sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a campership.
    You MUST be officially registered and have your Jamboree Registration Code BEFORE you can apply for a campership.
  • 2017 National Jamboree - Direct Payment Authorization Form
    You can use this form to set up automatic payment withdrawals from your checking or savings account.

Forms & Info for Youth Contingent Members

  • 2017 National Jamboree - Youth Registration Instructions
    This page describes the complete registration process for a Youth to register as part of the HAC Contingent.
  • 2017 National Jamboree - Youth Application Form
    Youth Participants in the Council Contingent must be at least age 12 (Boy Scouts/Varsity) and age 14 (Venturers) by June 30, 2017, and <18 (Boy Scout/Varsity) and <21 (Venturers) by July 29, 2017.

Forms & Info for Adult Contingent Leaders

Forms & Info for National Jamboree Staff Members

  • The National Jamboree Staff Fees have been announced and they have not changed from 2013!
  • Staff Dates & Fees
    • Staff Session 1 – July 15-29, 2017 (Full Jamboree)
      • Staff age 26 and over as of July 18, 2017 – $850
      • Staff 16-25 through July 18, 2017 – $425
    • Staff Session 2 – July 15-22, 2017 (Half Jamboree) – $425 (regardless of age)
    • Staff Session 3 – July 22-29, 2017 (Half Jamboree) – $425 (regardless of age)

  • 2017 National Jamboree - Staff Application Form
    This application must be completed and approved by the Hawkeye Area Council before your online application will be approved for selection by Jamboree Area Service Directors.
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