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2017 National Scout Jamboree Registration

jamboree1Registration is Open for Youth, Leaders* and Staff Volunteers!

Volunteers in the Boy Scouts of America know what it means to serve. It’s the volunteer spirit that makes the hard work worth it. More importantly, it’s the smiling faces that keep volunteers coming back for more. It’s the knowledge that they’re passing on a philosophy of giving that Scouts and Venturers will remember when it’s their turn to step up.

*Council contingent Leader interviews have started in March 2016. Everyone who wishes to be a leader needs to please register through the National Jamboree website so that you may be contacted by our Council.

Click on the images below for more information on the National Jamboree website, and see below for  information on the 2017 New Birth of Freedom Council Contingent.

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2017 National Scout Jamboree New Birth of Freedom Council Contingent

When: July 19-28, 2017

Where: Summit Bechtel Family National Reserve, West Virginia

Join Scouts and Scouters of the New Birth of Freedom Council as part of the Council’s official Jamboree Contingent Troops and experience Scouting’s largest national event – The National Scout Jamboree.

2017 National Jamboree Website: 2017 National Scout Jamboree

The New Birth of Freedom Council plans to send multiple Boy Scout Troops (36 Scouts and 4 Leaders each) and 1 Venturing Crew (8 Venturers and 2 Advisers) to the 2017 Jamboree.

Cost

The current estimated Jamboree cost is $1,475.00. The Council Jamboree committee does their best to deliver value when planning for the Jamboree, however, there are costs that are beyond the control of the New Birth of Freedom Council. For example, transportation contracts cannot be signed until much closer to the actual Jamboree departure date and prices may change. Costs may also be affected if the Jamboree contingent of multiple Troops and 1 Venturing Crew is less than full.

Youth Eligibility Requirements

Boy Scouts

  • Be a currently registered member of a Boy Scout Troop or Varsity Team.
  • Be at least a First Class Scout by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be at least age 12 by the first day of the Jamboree or be age 11 and have graduated from 6th grade but have not reached age 18 by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.

Venturers*

  • Be a currently registered member of a Venturing Crew.
  • Be at least age 14 by the first day of the Jamboree or be age 13 and have graduated from the 8th grade but have not reached age 21 by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.

*Allowing female Venturers to attend the Jamboree will be contingent upon the application and selection of a female Venturing adviser so that Venturing Youth Protection standards can be maintained.
For More Information and to Apply Download the Information Packet Below:

Jamboree Youth Info and Registration

 

Adult Eligibility Requirements

Adult Jamboree participants are selected by the Council Jamboree Committee after a review process and interview. Application does not guarantee selection as a Jamboree adult leader. An expectation of Jamboree leadership is that they will help actively recruit youth participants to fill contingent spaces.

Boy Scouts Leaders

  • Be a currently registered adult leader of a Boy Scout Troop or Varsity Team. Jamboree Scoutmaster candidates must be currently serving as a Scoutmaster or Varsity Coach.
  • Scoutmaster and 1st Asst. Scoutmaster candidates must be at least age 21 by the first day of the Jamboree. 2nd Asst. Scoutmaster candidates must be at least age 18 by the first day of the Jamboree. 3rd Asst. Scoutmaster candidates must be at least age 18 by the first day of the Jamboree by not age 21 by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Have completed all required training for your registered position and either have/or will have completed Wood Badge (practical portion) prior to July 19, 2017.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.

Venturing Leaders*

  • Be a currently registered member of a Venturing Crew actively serving as a Crew Advisor or Associate Advisor.
  • Be at least age 21 by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Have completed all required training for your registered position and either have/or will have completed Wood Badge (practical portion) prior to July 19, 2017.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.

*Allowing female Venturers to attend the Jamboree will be contingent upon the application and selection of a female Venturing advisor so that Venturing Youth Protection standards can be maintained.

For More Information and to Apply Download the Information Packet Below:

Jamboree Adult Info and Application

 

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