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.

Venturing collage 2013NSJ

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Top reasons to be a Jamboree leader

Why should you sign up to be an adult Troop or Crew leader for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree?

9. You will have a great time!

8. Jamboree is a Scouting tradition not to be missed!

7. World Class arena shows and entertainment

6. You will have a great time

5. See zip line, skate parks, climbing, shooting sports and more

4. Experience a “day of service” with thousands of other Scouts

3. Patch trading!

2. Best of all—You will make it possible for almost 200 LFC Scouts to experience all of this and you will be part of their lifetime memories!

1. Oh and you will have a great time.

Interested?  Fill out an application by following this link. You can also contact John Downs for more information about the requirements to attend and leader expectations. He can be reached at (405) 361-3577 or lfcjambo2017@gmail.com.

Being a Jamboree leader is fun!

Being a Jamboree leader is fun!

Hurry as applications are due by the end of September with Leadership interviews to be completed by the end of October.

Live the adventure and join over 30,000 Scouts at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

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Leadership Applications for Jamboree now being accepted

2017 Jamboree logoHow would you like to be part of a trip of a lifetime as you accompany Last Frontier Council Scouts to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit in West Virginia? Yes you could be there and be part of this once every four year event.

We are gearing up once again to send at least four full Troops and at least two Co-Ed crews to Jamboree and adult leadership applications are currently being accepted with interviews coming this fall. Ask anyone that has ever served at Jamboree and they will tell you it is an opportunity not to be missed.

Need more information? Follow this link to see the application and to learn more.

Live the adventure and join us!

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2019 World Scout Jamboree Logo and Website Live

2019WSJLogoThe 24th World Scout Jamboree is set for July 22 through August 2, 2019. The Summit will be the host for the first world jamboree in the USA since 1967.

Website: http://2019wsj.org/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/2019wsj/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/2019_wsj
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/2019wsj

The 2019 logo is a design born in Friendship and Unity. The colors of the flags of our three host countries are represented by the ribbons forming the globe. The ribbons are reaching out to symbolically embrace the World Scouting community and welcome you to North America.

This is will be the first multi-national hosted world jamboree with cooperation between Scouts Canada, Scouts Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America.

Scouts Canada BSA Scouts Mexico two lines depth

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Leader Recruitment Underway for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree

2017 Jamboree logoThe Last Frontier Council is now accepting applications for the positions of Scoutmaster and three Asst Scoutmasters for 4 contingent troops and for Venturing Advisors and Associate Advisors for 2 Venturing Crews to attend the 2017 jamboree (12 Scout leaders and up to 4 Venturing leaders total).

Visit the Leader Application page at LFCJambo.org for details on how to become a jamboree troop / crew leader.

Application deadline is September 15, 2015.

The estimated fee is $ 1999.00 for each participant or leader.

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2017 National Scout Jamboree Dates and Logo

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree dates have been set for July 19 to July 28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

2017 Jamboree logo


The council plans 4 Boy Scout Troops and 2 Venturing Crews to send to the 2017 Jamboree.

Volunteer staffers from our council will be in attendance as well.  Its possible the popularity of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Summit may make 2017 staff attendance an good credential to have.

Volunteer Staff information: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/volunteers/

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23rd World Scout Jamboree!


Every four years Scouts and Guides from around the world gather in Scouting’s greatest event – the Jamboree.

Up to 40,000 scouts attend these jamborees representing every nation that has a Scouting program.  Scouts often tour the host country and then join an international encampment celebrating the ideals of scouting, the fun of the activities, the adventure of the program and the unique fellowship that is experienced at a world jamboree.

Japan will host the 23rd World Scout Jamboree from July 28 to August 8, 2015.

Learn more about the wonders of a jamboree on their website

Website:  http://www.23wsj.jp/

and this brochure:

23rd World Scout Jamboree Brochure

Adults interested in serving as leaders for a contingent should fill out the attached form below.

WSJ SR Leader Application Form

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K2BSA Amateur Radio Operations at the Jamboree

Most amateur radio event stations set themselves up to make as many contacts as possible.  K2BSA is different as its primary goal is to introduce as many Scouts and Venturers to amateur radio as possible – and to run as many Radio merit badge classes as possible.

In this video, you can see a class in session and a Fox Hunt station.  Fox Hunts are an electronic find me type of game.  Low power transmitters hidden around the Jamboree are searched by youth participants with radio direction finding gear.  The gear is similar to what wildlife scientists use to track animals released.  It’s like geocaching / orienteering  – an electronic hunt.

Finally you can see stations active and the antennae they use – all in a spot that offers a great view of the center of the Jamboree.

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