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2017 Jamboree Info

Jambo2017The 2017 jamboree follows on the heels of the wildly successful 2013 jamboree, the first jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia’s New River Gorge region.  The Summit is the permanent jamboree home having used Fort A.P. Hill from 1981 to 2010.  Located on a sprawling 10,600 acres, the property includes more than five miles of zip line, canopy tours, whitewater rafting, challenge courses, 36 miles of mountain bike trails, and 13 acres of shooting sports ranges, as well as venues for kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, skateboarding, BMX, a day of service to the local community and various other activities.  To see some of these activities, go to http://www.summitbsa.org/venues/adventure-valley/zip/.

The jamboree will be held July 19 – 28, 2017 and while it may seem early to begin recruiting, Pacific Skyline has already committed to one troop (36 participants, four leaders) and one-half of a Venture crew (20 participants).  We are currently in negotiation with two tour companies for a four to six day tour prior to the Jamboree.

Youth must be 12 years of age and a First Class Scout by July 1, 2017 but not have reached their 18th birthday by July 28, 2017.  Adults serving as the Scoutmaster and First Assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 21 years of age, Second Assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 18 years of age by July 1 and Third Assistant Scoutmasters must be 18 years of age but not yet 21 years of age by July 28.  All Scoutmasters must be currently serving in a troop or team, interviewed and approved.  Venture Crew leaders must be 21 years of age and be actively serving as a Crew Advisor or Associate Advisor.

Registration for contingent youth, venturers and staff is active now at www.summitbsa.org.  If you or any of your adult leaders are interested in the continent staff positions or have questions about the jamboree, please contact me at any of the numbers below or through email.

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