Full List of Fun at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Here is detailed listing of the activities that participants will be able to do while at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit in West Virginia.

The Canopy – Ziplines

  • Canopy Tour (Aerial Sports)
  • Four separate courses through the trees around the ACTION POINT area.
  • Each course consists of four platforms and four zip lines
  • Zip lines reach heights up to 45 feet above grade.
  • Each course takes from 1.5 to 3.5 hours to complete.

Adventure Valley – Climbing, Challenge Course, Mountain Biking, Kayaking

The Rocks:

  • Climbing Skills: A 127 foot wide, 33 foot high climbing facility located in the BOULDER COVE area
  • The Rocks: Consists of 24 climbing/auto-belay stations, 12 rappelling/auto-belay stations, and 25 bouldering feature stations (Aerial Sports)

The Ropes:

  • High COPE Challenge Course: Two high ropes challenge courses will be located adjacent to ACTION POINT.  (Aerial Sports)
  • AEP Power Vertical Climbing and Rappelling Alpine Tower (Aerial Sports)

The Zip:

  • Big Zip: ride one of five 3200′ long ziplines over Adventure Valley (Aerial Sports)

High Gear Mountain Biking:

  • Mountain Biking: Consists of mountain bike skills courses including a pump track, dirt jump, skills park and dual slalom race. (Extreme Sports)
  • Mountain biking at High Gear presents a challenge for even the most skilled riders. Riders will rotate between specially built challenge areas, jump tracks, jump and roll areas, a dual slalom race course, and downhill racing.

Low Gear Mountain Biking:

  • Consists of approximately 60 km of exciting, vigorous, and challenging cross country and downhill mountain bike trails designed for three skill levels.
  • Miles of world-class downhill mountain biking trails built by some of the people who built the famous downhill mountain biking courses in Whistler, Canada.

The Kayak Lake:

  • Basic Kayaking (Aquatics): Participants are shown how to select a paddle, instructed in paddle use (shoulder rotation, blade rotation using control hand, etc.), and shown basic maneuvers and how to board a kayak. After boarding their own boats, they first will practice basic maneuvers under staff direction and then complete a basic course using those maneuvers.
  • Advanced Kayaking (Aquatics): Participants choosing Advanced Kayaking as a four-hour curriculum activity will earn Kayaking BSA and will satisfy many of the requirements of the new Kayaking merit badge.

Goodrich Lake – Aquatics: Boats, SCUBA & Swimming

West Lake:

  • Mariners Adventure (Aquatics): Scouts will work in eight-person crews to learn and demonstrate the following skills: rowing in eight-man skiffs; life jacket use and rescue methods; rules of the road using remote-controlled boats operating through a buoyed course, and; hands-on marlinspike and rigging training.
  • Water Reality (Aquatics): Water Reality is a floating obstacle course in the lake that four-person teams will tackle in a timed event. Participants will wear life jackets and helmets, and the courses will be long enough to be fun and challenging. Best team times will be posted each day.
  • Stand-Up Paddle Board (Aquatics): Participants are shown how to select a paddle and then are given instruction in basic maneuvers. After mounting their own boards, they first will practice basic maneuvers under staff direction and then complete a simple course with a buddy on a separate board using those maneuvers.

East Lake:

  • Dragon Boats (Aquatics): Each Dragon Boat holds 20 Scout paddlers and two staff—one steering in the stern, the other beating cadence in the bow. The goal is to paddle a 100-yard course for time. The best times will be posted each day with participants trying to be the quickest.

The Pools:

  • Scuba (Aquatics): Participants receive basic introduction via various instructional displays on diving and hands-on experiences in the water. Those participating in the 30-minute program will earn the Scuba BSA award.
  • Free Swim (Aquatics): Time for some good fun in the water with your friends.

Mayhem Mountain – Skateboards & BMX

The Park:

  • Skateboard Park (Extreme Sports)
    Built by members of the same team that builds for the X Games, this is the place for the ultimate challenge on a skateboard.

The Trax:

  • BMX : Participants will be thrilled to visit this world-class, heart-pounding bicycle motocross (BMX) venue and spend two hours pushing their limits. (Extreme Sports)
    The ten BMX tracks at The SUMMIT were designed and built by Spohn Ranch, the top name in course design in the U.S.A. The company uses professional riders to help fine-tune the tracks for the best ride and air time.
  • BMX Challenge Course:
    • Pump Track—Learn and develop basic riding skills needed on BMX courses.
    • Flat Race Track—Olympic-style gate starts with eight simultaneous riders. It’s a race in the same style as the one used at the 2012 Olympics.
    • Freestyle Jump Track—BMX basic jump skill building. Time to get a little air.
  • Advanced BMX Course:
    • 1. Advanced BMX Track—One of the tracks used by the basic curriculum
    • 2. Tabletop Jump Track—BMX advanced jumping skills
    • 3. Speed and Style Track—Downhill course with choices in routes for the advanced rider
  • Mountain Boarding (Extreme Sports)
    Voted the number-one activity at the 2010 National Jamboree, Mountain Boarding is back – bigger and better. Like snowboarding on wheels, mountain boarding lets you surf the lawn. Learn mountain boarding basics and advanced skills on the hills.
  • Disc Golf (Extreme Sports)
    Disc golf will debut for the very first time at a national Scout jamboree at The Summit in 2017. There will be professional disc golfers on staff at the jamboree.

Upper Ridge – Shooting Sports

The Bows:

  • Archery (Target Sports)
    10 meter static archery – 20 stations
    15 meter static archery – 20 stations
    90 meter archery – 10 stations
    3-D Walking Archery Course– Two trails with 18 stations each
    Sporting Arrows – 14 stations
  • 3-D Walking Archery: A walk-around course approximately 1,000 yards long comprises 36 3-D archery setups. At each station (setup) there will be two or three life-size, realistic foam animals placed between 15 and 50 feet in front of the firing point.
  • Sporting Arrows: This is a new game to Scouting (even archery in general). Similar to clay target shooting, automatic target launchers will throw 10-inch diameter foam targets into the air. These will be shot at in an effort to hit them before they reach the ground. Unlike clay shooting, where the targets shatter, these foam targets, when hit, absorb the arrow and the pair falls to the ground.

The Barrels:

  • Shooting Sports (Target Sports)
  • Trap Deck: This shooting game is for two shooters standing on a wooden deck facing the woods. Just in front of the deck, at a lower level, there will be a trap machine launching targets away from the deck.
  • Sporting Clays: This is a new game for the jamboree. This game is meant to give the shooter a selection of different targets, simulating shooting birds in the woods.
  • Rifle Shooting: This is the first time Scouts will be allowed to shoot a “heavy” high-powered rifle.
  • Pistol Shooting: This is the first time Scouts will be allowed to shoot real pistols (9mm or .22LR). Shooters will be under cover in a purpose-built shooting deck that prevents misfires from leaving the range. Targets will be set at 15–35 feet from the shooter. Shooters will have one magazine of ammunition to shoot multiple rounds of 9mm or .22LR.
  • Steel Plates: Another “first” for the Scout jamboree, this is a variation of the Scholastic Steel Challenge. There will be four layouts with five targets in each. A game will entail shooting one of these layouts twice. This is basically a speed event where the shooter has to shoot and hit all five targets in the shortest time.
  • A detailed listing of Shooting Sports areas:
    Shotgun Shooting Traps – 50 stations
    Shotgun Sporting Clays – 80 stations
    Shotgun Compact Clays – 5 stations
    .22 caliber rifle shooting – 30 stations
    .223 caliber rifle shooting – 20 stations
    .308 caliber rifle shooting – 10 stations
    .22 caliber pistol shooting – 20 stations
    .22 caliber pistol Steel Challenge – 3 stations
    9 mm pistol Steel Challenge – 1 station
    Airsoft Village #1 (Practice Field) – 20 stations
    Airsoft Village #2 (Jungle Field) – 32 stations
    Airsoft Village #3 (Village Field) – 32 stations

Conservation Areas

Fishing Lake:

  • Fly Fishing (Conservation)
  • Dutch Oven (Conservation)

General Site:

  • Geocaching (Conservation)
  • Orienteering – Map/Compass (Conservation)
  • Orienteering – GPS (Conservation)
  • Birdwatching (Conservation) Nature Photography (Conservation)
  • Conservation Trek (Conservation) Geology Hike (Conservation)
  • Landscape Painting (Conservation)

Offsite Optional Activities

  • Whitewater Rafting on the New River
  • Technical Climbing In New River Gorge
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Jamboree Day Pass Information for Visitors

Day visitor passes are available for youth and adults as observers or participants starting at $25 a day – July 21st through July 27th.  Show up in uniform to get trading post discount for souvenirs.

If you will be near West Virginia during the Jamboree, come visit. Learn more about how to visit the 2017 National Scout Jamboree as a visitor below.

2017 Day Visitor Pass Information

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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)

Health Insurance Card Scan sample

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.


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