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2013 National Jamboree
JULY 15, 2013- JULY 24, 2013

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF THE FIRST JAMBOREE AT THE NEW SUMMIT?

The Westchester-Putnam Council is now encouraging all interested scouts and scouters to sign up!

If you are a Scout who will be First Class rank by 2013 – you are welcome!
If you are a Venturer who wants to attend the Jamboree – you are welcome!
If you are an Scouter who wants to commit as a contingent leader – you are welcome!
If you are a Scouter who wants to serve as a Jamboree staff member – you are welcome!

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 45,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. The result is the National Scout jamboree.

In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (the Summit). The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit will welcome Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience in the summer of 2013.

The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. 2013 will be the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, will be part of the jamboree. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning!

 

 

The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified.  A Scout needs to have completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old, and a 1st Class Scout by July 1, 2013.  Scouts will be assigned to a Jamboree troop consisting of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders. We plan to fill at least 5 full troops! The price for this awesome experience is $1,250.

To get started, everyone will electronically register at www.summitbechtelreserve.org
You will need your BSA membership number when you register. That is the first step!

Questions can be directed to Diane Walsh at (914) 773-1135 ext 233 or dwalsh.

Jamboree Flyer

 

View Photos of the Jamboree in 2010
 

 

 

 

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