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The 2017 National Scout Jamboree

Every four years, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America organizes the ultimate Boy Scout experience, the National Jamboree! It is a National encampment that brings together Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and adult leaders from throughout the country, along with visiting Scouts from other parts of the world. It is the ultimate in Scouting experiences where you will be able to take part in mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, shooting, SCUBA and many, many more activities, while meeting Scouts from around the world.

 

 

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2017 Jamboree Patch Set

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Are you ready to join The Pirates of the Carabiner?

The Blackhawk Area Council will be sending two Boy Scout Troops and two Venturing Patrols to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve located near Glen Jean, West Virginia July 19 to 28, 2017. With travel time the trip will run from July 18-29, 2017.

Each Jamboree Troop will be composed of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders from across Blackhawk Area Council.

The two Venturing Patrols will be composed of 9 Venturers and 1 adult leader from across the Blackhawk Area Council.

We are anticipating the cost for the Jamboree to be $1,695.  This will include the Jamboree fee, motor coach transportation to/from the Summit, meals, patches, t-shirts, insignia, pre-Jamboree shakedown activities, and much, much more.

Scouts will be added to the troops in a first-come, first served fashion.  We do anticipate that we will fill up the 2 buses, so please register early!

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Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the 2017 BSA National Jamboree!

For questions or more information, please contact Blair Piotrowski at [Click for member's page] or 847-712-0867.

 

 

2017 National Scout Jamboree

Blackhawk Area Council

Youth Application

 

The Blackhawk Area Council will be sending 90 Boy Scouts and 18 Venturers to the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. If you want to be a part of this exciting adventure at the BSA’s newest high adventure base, click on the link below.

Jamboree Date:

July 19 - 28, 2017

Location:

The Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation, Beckley, West Virginia

Council Fee: $1,695.00

This fee includes Jamboree fee, transportation, sight seeing, meals, uniform patches, medical insurance, duffel bag, day pack, and training weekends.

Boy Scout Qualifications:

  • Scouts and team members must have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • Be at least a First Class Scout.
  • Must be at least 12 years of age by July 19, 2017 or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade, but has not reached their 18th birthday by July 28, 2017.
  • In good physical condition. A lot of physical activity and walking must be done.
  • Willing to be part of a group. Tasks will include setting up and tearing down the campsite, cooking, washing dishes, picking up food, and other campsite chores.
  • Participate in jamboree troop meetings and pre-jamboree training experience.
  • Submit a completed health and medical record before the pre-jamboree training experience.
  • Be approved by the Scout’s unit leader and the Council Jamboree Committee.
  • Agree to Participant Statement of Understanding and Code of Conduct.
  • Submit all registration fees by April 30, 2017.  
  • Venturing Qualifications:

    Crew members must have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.

    Must have graduated the 8th grade or be at least 14 years of age by July 19, 2017, but have not reached their 21st birthday by July 28th, 2017.

    In good physical condition. A lot of physical activity and walking must be done.

    Willing to be part of a group.

    Tasks will include setting up and tearing down the campsite, cooking, washing dishes, picking up food, and other campsite chores.

    Participate in jamboree crew meetings and pre-jamboree training experience.

    Submit a completed health and medical record before the pre-jamboree training experience.

    Be approved by Crew Advisor and the Council Jamboree Committee.

    Agree to Participant Statement of Understanding and Code of Conduct. Submit all registration fees by April 30, 2017.

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    Pay deposit online or mail to:  Blackhawk Area Council, 2820 McFarland Rd., Rockford, IL 61107