2017 National Jamboree
The 2017 National Scout Jamboree is set for July 19–28, 2017. This will be the second event at the National Jamboree's permanent home at the Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. We just call it "The Summit" for short! Over 60,000 Scouts and Venturers from all over the world attended the 2013 Jamboree. Join us and explore almost 11,000 acres of Scouting high adventure. The 2017 Jambo will be the most action-packed Scouting event ever - with mountain biking, paddle boarding, skateboarding, rock climging, zip lines, whitewater rafting, kayaking, scuba, shooting sports, ATVs, rock concerts and much, much more! It's not too early to register and make your deposit to secure your slot in one of our Troops or Crew! The only way to attend the Jamboree is with our Council Contingent. Visit the National Jamboree Website to learn more.
Who’s Eligible to Go?
Scouts: You 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 your 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree. Scouts also need to be a First class scout to go with a Boy Scout contingent troop by the first day of the Jamboree.
Venturers: You MUST be 14 years old or 13 years old and graduated 8th grade, but have not reached your 21st birthday to join our contingent Crew.
Three Fires Council will once again be hosting several contingent troops and crews to attend the National Jamboree in 2017. A contingent Troop going to the Jamboree is made up of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders. Venture Crews are comprised 8 youth and 2 adult leaders. The only way for Scouts and Venturers to attend the National Jamboree is through a Council-sponsored contingent Troop or Venturing Crew.
What Does All This High Adventure Cost? Attending the National Jamboree with a Three Fires Contingent Troop or Crew will be approximately $1650 for the 10-day adventure. Payments for the 2017 Jamboree will be paid to Three Fires Council on a predetermined payment schedule. A $250 non-refundable deposit will be required at time of registration
How Do I Get Started? Signing up to attend the National Jamboree is a two-part process:
First, go to the BSA National Jamboree website. Follow the instructions carefully and register online. There is no payment required to register through the BSA site.
Second, go to the Three Fires Council Registration & Payment page, complete the sign-up and payment information and make your $250 deposit to reserve your spot in a contingent Troop or Crew. Read the payment and refund Policy carefully. Deposits are not refundable.