2017 National Jamboree
Blue Ridge Council is in the planning process for the 2017 National Scout
Jamboree. This Jamboree and future Jamborees will be held at Summit
Bechtel Family Reserve in West Virginia. Even though this event is still
more than three years away, it is critical for us to establish the adult
leadership, which will lead our troops and crews to this once in a lifetime
event. The arrival date for this Jamboree will be Wed. July 19thand the departure date will be Friday July 28th. Cost are not
finalized at this time, but are believed to be similar to those in 2013,
We are asking that any scout leaders interested in
becoming a Troop or Crew Leader for the 2017 National Jamboree, submit the
attached application with your personal and scouting information. Our
goal for this Jamboree is to fill at least 4 troops and 2 Venture Patrols.
Troops require 36 boys, three adults over the age of 21, and one adult
between the ages of 18 and 21 years old at the time of the Jamboree. This
18-21 year old will serve as a Third Assistant Scoutmaster. Venture
Patrols typically consist of 10 scouts and 2 adults, (we can send co-ed crews,
as long as we have co-ed leadership). Please note - All leaders will be
expected to recruit scouts to fill our troops and crews.
A Council Leader Selection Committee will convene in the
near future to obtain the commitment of four individuals to serve as
Scoutmasters. Shortly thereafter, the committee will meet with the
Scoutmasters and Crew Advisers to select the Assistant Scoutmasters and
Associate Advisers for each of the Council's National Jamboree Troops and
Crews. The Council Jamboree Committee will select the Third Assistant
Scoutmasters at a later date, (closer to mid 2016).
The Boy Scouts of America require each person applying
for a Jamboree position to meet certain requirements. A list of these
requirements is attached. Please share this information with all of the
leaders in your unit and District, so that anyone who is interested may have an
opportunity to apply.
All applications must be submitted to the Council Office (1 Park Plaza, Greenville, SC 29607) no later than Monday, June 16, 2014. Thank you for all that you do in scouting, and we
hope you will consider taking advantage of this great opportunity.