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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What is the National Scout Jamboree?

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree is just a little over a one year away and sign-ups are ready for Scouts in the LFC to join the Adventure.

What is Jamboree?

The National Scout Jamboree is a once every four year event that can trace its roots back to 1937 when the first ever Jamboree was held in Washington, D.C to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting. Over 25,000 Scouts camped near the Washington Monument and a tradition of gathering to celebrate Scouting was born.

National Jamboree’s were held at varying locations until 2013 when the Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve opened near Mount Hope, West Virginia. Referred to by most simply as “the Summit”, this amazing 2017 Jamboree logofacility is now the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree and in 2019 will host the first World Jamboree to be held in the United States.

Scouts attending the Jamboree will gather with 30,000+ others to enjoy an amazing array of activities including, zip lines, shooting sports, swimming, paddle boarding, skate boarding, BMX biking and more. Jamboree is also famous for incredible concerts from national acts and a fireworks show that has to been seen.

Jamboree is an amazing celebration of Scouting and an event with memories that will be treasured for a lifetime. Scouts as young as 12 years old can attend with the Council Contingent meaning new Boy Scouts joining this spring will be qualified to attend. This is very exciting.

Here are the Scout requirements to attend.

  • Scouts and team members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • MUST be at least a First Class Scout.
  • 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.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

So are you ready to live the adventure and sign up? Follow this link to register today or message us through Facebook to schedule a Jamboree committee representative to visit your Troop or Crew for a presentation. Every Scout should have a chance to learn about this great opportunity.

 

 

 

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Youth registration for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree is now open

Hey Scouts! How would you like to join 30,000 other Scouts for an amazing adventure? Registration is now open to join a Last Frontier Council continent as we travel to the Summit Betchel reserve July 19 through 28. Scouts will travel out to Jamboree via bus on July 18th.

2017-National-JamboreeWhat is Jamboree?

This is a once every four year Scouting event that brings Scouts and Scouters together for an amazing array of activities including zip lining, skateboarding, mountain biking, shooting sports, patch trading and more. In the evening, you will experience world-class entertainment with concerts and one of the best fireworks shows you will ever see.

Who can go?

At the time of Jamboree, Scouts must have a current BSA membership, be at least a First Class Scout, be at least 12 years old by the first day of Jamboree or an 11 year old that has graduated 6th grade. Go here and see the full requirements.

What is the price? Once again the Scouts from the LFC will be traveling to Jamboree at once of the lowest prices in the country. Final price is not set but is expected not to exceed $1,999.00

Where do I sign up?

Scouts will need to register through the National Jamboree Website. Once registered here, the Scout’s information will be forwarded back to the Last Frontier Council for additional follow up.

How can I get more information? Got a question about Jamboree or just want to learn more? Follow our blog and join our Facebook page.

Jamboree 2017—Join us and live the adventure

 

The New River Gorge area – bordering The Summit and part of this BBC Earth HD featurette exploring one of the few Dark Sky areas left in the Eastern USA.

MELANCHOLY GORGE from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

 

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Call for Venturing Leaders for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Venturing150Are you a Venturing Advisor or Associate Advisor?

Consider applying for jamboree leader slots for two Venturing Crews to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.  Four Boy Scout Troop leader recruitment is also underway for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters.

The Jamboree adventure includes:

  • 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.

Apply today for Venturing’s premier program at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree!

Review the leader application page to learn more on applying.

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