National & World Scout Jamborees
In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, knew what success looked like for the 10th anniversary of Scouting. It was the sight of thousands of youth gathered together to celebrate. The jamboree was born! In his words, “The secret of [Scouting’s] growth lies in that indeterminate force which we only know as the ‘Scout Spirit’ and grow it has!”
24th World Scout Jamboree – United States
July 22 – August 2, 2019
The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the summer of 2019. The theme is “Unlock a New World!” The Boy Scouts of America will join with Canada and Mexico to host the event at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia. More than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will attend. The United States has only hosted one other World Jamboree in 1967 in Idaho. 2019’s World Jamboree will only be a few hours from your home, so don’t miss this opportunity!
The event will provide opportunities to raise awareness about global issues, explore the environment, participate in community service, make friends from around the world and deepen understanding of developments in science and technology. The World Jamboree is a unique opportunity for participants to experience an exciting program of activities. In addition to camping next to troops from other countries, there will be dinner exchanges and an opportunity to visit with and experience the food and activities of international troops. Additionally, the activities at most World Jamborees are limited, but the 2019 World Jamboree will have all of the activities available at the Summit. There has never been another Jamboree like this one!
To attend as a youth participant, you must be 14-17 years old by the first day of the Jamboree, July 22, 2019. Adults over 18 may attend as troop leadership or on staff as part of the International Service Team (IST). The cost of the World Scout Jamboree for a Youth participant is $2,500 and $1,800 for an adult on the IST. A limited number of Scouts are allowed to attend from each area and spaces are filling fast. Register today!
2017 National Jamboree
Over 250 Scouts and leaders from the Crossroads of America Council joined 40,000 other Scouts and leaders at the 2017 National Jamboree held at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 19 – July 28, 2017. It was a once in a lifetime experience for these Scouts as they experienced whitewater rafting and kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing and bouldering to name a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There was also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses, forest canopy touring, buckskin games, SCUBA, rappelling towers, an American Indian village and more. The opening and closing arena shows were not to be missed. It was Scouting at its very best!
Watch this space for more details to come and begin planning now to attend the 2021 National Jamboree.