Big news! There is still room for you to join the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Have been on the fence considering attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree? If so, we are excited to announce there are still slots remaining for Scouts to sign up and attend this amazing event in beautiful West Virginia.Time is short however and you will need to sign up right away to take part.

Imagine a world-class event with zip lines, shooting sports, scuba diving, rock climbing, concerts, fireworks, patch trading, historical displays and more all at the BSA’s premiere showcase facility in West Virginia. The National Scout Jamboree is a once and every four year Scouting experience that is not to be missed.

The Last Frontier Council is sending two Troops of Scouts and several Venture Crews to Jamboree and there is room for additional Scouts as well as a few adult leaders to sign up.

The Jamboree experience is like no other as Scouts from around the nation gather to celebrate the past as well as the future while at the same time having a great time. Follow this link to register or if you want to learn more feel free reach out to a Jamboree leader for more information.

Time is short to sign up as the final slots will close by mid-April so do not hesitate. Sign up now and guarantee your place to join thousands of other Scouts for the fun!

Live the Adventure and enjoy the 2017 National Scout Jamboree July 18th through July 28th. It is truly an event you will not want to miss.

 

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World Scout Moot – 2017, Iceland

The World Scout Moot in 2017 will be in Iceland. if you are a BSA member born on or between Aug. 2, 1991, and July 25, 1999, you are eligible to attend as a participant. Members born after Aug 1, 1991 can serve on the International Service Team (staff).

World Scout Moot 2017, an adventure event for older Scouts, seeks BSA participants

 

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Jamboree Sign Up Deadline Approaching

The deadline to join over 100 Last Frontier Council Scouts as part of our 2017 National Scout Jamboree contingent has been set for December 1st. The opportunity to sign up has the potential to close sooner if the remaining open slots for Scouts were to fill prior to that date.

What is Jamboree?

The National Scout Jamboree is a unique Scouting event that occurs only once every four years and takes place at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in beautiful West Virginia. At this event, more than 30,000 Scouts and guests will gather to experience the best scouting has to offer all in one location. Activities include shooting sports, zip lines, white water rafting, mountain biking, scuba diving, technology quests and more.

In additional to these activities, Scouts will experience world class concerts, arena shows, interactive displays, patch trading, and an incredible day of service when thousands of Scouts will travel from the camp to participate in a day of service giving back to the local community.

Who can attend?

The National Scout Jamboree is open to Scouts that are First Class Scout or higher and meet other certain age and health minimums. This means Scouts as young as 11 years old that would not qualify for high adventure would qualify to attend Jamboree.

How do they get there?

Scout Councils form temporary Jamboree Troops comprised of Scouts from a variety of locations. These Scouts travel together to the event with Council selected adults.

How to learn more?

The Jamboree Troop leadership is actively recruiting to fill the open slots and once they are full no additional Scouts will be accepted. Now is a great time to schedule a Troop presentation or to talk 1:1 with a Jamboree leader to learn more.

Follow this link for leader profiles and contact information.

Live the Adventure and join us for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree July 18th through July 28th 2017. It is an event you will not want to miss.

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National Jamboree Troop Meeting

Join Scouts and their families attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 15 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Norman from 7-8:30pm.

The Last Frontier Council’s Metro 2 Troop will get to know each other, meet the troop’s adult leadership and begin planning troop activities in preparation for the Jamboree – one of Scouting’s greatest adventures!

Parents will have a session with the troop leadership to discuss questions about registration, planning activities, payment processes, and address any other questions.

Who should attend:

  • Scouts who have registered and been assigned to the Last Frontier Council’s Metro 2 Troop 
  • All Scouts interested in learning more about the Jamboree
  • Parents and Scout leaders wanting to know more about this opportunity for their Scouts

Registration is not required, but RSVP’s are appreciated.

To RSVP or get more info, contact Steven Shepelwich, Metro 2 Troop Scoutmaster, at shepelwich@gmail.com or 405.826.6345.

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Live the Adventure at Jamboree in 2017

The Last Frontier Council is revving up recruiting for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree as we prepare to join thousands of Scouts from all of the United State at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in beautiful West Virginia. Jamboree is a once every four year event filled with adventure and fun for all who participate.

Jambo Banner - Diversity3 240x400Imagine more than a week filled with rock climbing, shooting sports, mountain biking, science, concerts, patch trading and more. Yes Jamboree has it all and is an experience that many Scouts have considered to be a pinnacle moment of memories that end up lasting a lifetime.

Don’t just take our word for it. Here is a video with Scouts that have participated in past Jamborees telling their experience.

Jamboree Troops and Crews are currently being formed and registration is now open.

Would you like to learn more?  The Jamboree Troop leadership would love to schedule time to speak with you about this amazing opportunity to attend this marquee event. You will find all the leaders listed on our Jamboree Blog site with contact information. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Live Scouting’s Adventure in 2017.

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Scouts Share Their Jamboree Adventures

Last Frontier Scouts describe what fun they had at the last Jamboree.

Join us at the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia during July 19-28, 2017.

Sign up today to reserve your place to Live Scouting’s Adventure!

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How to Complete Your 2017 Jamboree Health Physical

The 2017 Jamboree physical relies on the same questions your are asked when you take your annual BSA Annual Health Medical Record.  This is essentially the same form you fill out annually for all scouting activities including summer camp.

What’s different is that in addition to filling out Parts A and B that you have in the past filled out by hand on paper or by PDF, you will also be filling one out online so as to interface with the Scout’s electronic medical record efficiently during the Jamboree.

You will be getting an email (likely titled 2017 Jamboree AHMR is NOW AVAILABLE!) giving you an access link and login username to begin filling out the Annual Health Maintenance Record (AHMR).  The login username is newly generated.  The username will be different than the username used to register for the Jamboree. This new username was added to enhance privacy of medical information.

Here is a summary of the steps.

  1. Download the latest BSA Annual Health Medical Record  and fill out Parts A and B.
  2. Login to your Jamboree registration using the link and login supplied by the email forthcoming.  Use the new username supplied with the link from the email. The password will be the same password you setup during your Jamboree registration. Answer completely the online questions asked which will follow what is asked in parts A and B of the paper form. Do not proceed to the Part C upload section until you have completed the next step.
  3. Beginning July 29 2016, Scouts, Leaders and Staffers may begin scheduling their physicals with a licensed physician (MD, DO), nurse practitioner or physician assistant. TAKE YOUR HARD COPY (PAPER) FORM OF PART C TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TO BE FILLED OUT by your provider.
  4. You will upload a scanned completed copy of your paper AHMR PARTS A,B and C online using the same jamboree reservation form/process you began in Step 1.  You have other documents too to upload (see Checklist of Documents to be Scanned below). Only PDF file formats are accepted.

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Tips on Scanning

You can scan using a dedicated document scanner, smartphone camera / app or have this done using an office supply / business center and saving them to a USB drive in your possession.

BSA AHMR Phone or ScanChecklist of Documents to be Scanned

  • Your completed Parts A through C AHMR paper copy
  • Your health insurance card (front and back)
  • The BSA Immunication Exemption Request form if requesting an exemption for immunization requirements.
  • Pages of any supplemental medical information needed to complete questions.  A physician’s statement further explaining a condition works towards the participant’s favor if a question arises (e.g. borderline BMI’s with otherwise good health, control of medical conditions, etc)

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File Requirements

  • PDF format (jpeg and other file image formats are not accepted)
  • File name < 50 characters
  • Each page of every document should have the individual’s name and date of birth on it.

Forward Also to Your Jamboree Contingent Leaders

  • All documents should be sent to Jamboree contingent leaders as well for each troop / crew.  This is so they have the documents during travel with your participant.
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Campership Information for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

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Camperships (scholarships) are available to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. These are limited in number and applications are due SEPTEMBER 1, 2016. Learn more at the link below.

http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/participants/campership-application/

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Venturing Crews and Boy Scouting Troops Filling Up

Scouts and Venturers are filling up the slots on the council’s 3 Scout Troops and 4 Venturing Crews readying for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

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  • White Water Rafting, kayaking and paddleboard fun
  • Numerous Rock Climbing and Rappelling activities with 107 belay stations
  • BMX Extreme with tracks for training, downhill, jumps and racing skills
  • Skateboarding with 5,500 sq ft skills assessment course and a 15,000 sq ft skate plaza and a 13,000 sq ft skate park. Vertical ramps, bowls and beginner and intermediate skills are included.
  • Three 1 km Mountain Bike Trails, a pump track and obstacle course with trails ranging from beginner (green), intermediate (blue) and advanced (black).
  • Discover the Mayhem Mountain disc golf course.
  • Water Reality program in the aquatics area simulates an water obstacle course. Dragon Boats will race 2 groups of 20 paddlers in a timed format.
  • The greatest fun will enjoying the fellowship of Venturers from all over the US and the world in the Venturing / International Scouts base camp.

Sign up today to reserve your place to Live Scouting’s Adventure!

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Meet Your 2017 Jamboree Leaders

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree is just a year away.

Say hello to our Jamboree Leaders for our contingent Scout Troops and Venturing Crews.

Contact them for information or if you would like a presentation before your unit on the Jamboree.

Scouts and Venturers should sign up now to prepare to go!

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