Where can you get the best of Scouting in one place?
At the 2017 National Jamboree, set for July 19 to 28, 2017.
Jamborees are one of the Boy Scouts of America’s coolest traditions. They’ve been around since 1937, and they just get better every four years.
Jamborees are a place to make new friends, to experience adrenaline-raising activities, to attend high-energy stadium shows, to trade patches with Scouts from across the country, to explore the stunning high-adventure playground called the Summit Bechtel Reserve and to unite with tens of thousands of fellow Scouts and Scouters.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend or serve on staff at every jamboree since 1997. I’d say that at least six or seven of my Top 10 Scouting experiences happened at jamborees.
With that in mind, this news is worth sharing: 2017 National Jamboree registration is now open. Get ready, because 2017 will be here before you can say “Live Scouting’s Adventure.”
Who is eligible to attend?
Most Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and adult leaders are eligible to experience the unforgettable excitement of the 2017 National Jamboree.
For Scouts, you must be a First Class Scout and at least 12 years old by the first day of the Jamboree (July 19, 2017) or an 11-year-old who has graduated the sixth grade.
A boy born on or before July 19, 2005, will be 12 by jamboree time.
There’s an upper limit, too. To be a Boy Scout participant, you can’t have reached your 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree (July 28, 2017).
If your Scout will be too old, he could consider serving on staff.