National Scout Jamboree 2013


This will be the first jamboree at its new permanent home – The Summit, in beautiful West Virginia – and you’ll be there for the grand opening!

Imagine 50,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country, all gathered together for one big celebration of Scouting. Held once every four years, the national jamboree is a chance to camp out with friends, meet new friends, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Over 10 days, there are exhibits, stadium shows with entertainment, opportunities to work on merit badges — there’s something for everybody.

High adventure like you’ve never seen! Whitewater, climbing, zip lines, mountain biking, and much, much more. (Not to mention all of the things you’ve grown to love about the jamboree: patch trading, SCUBA, stadium shows, Technology Quest … who could ask for more?)

  • Want to try SUP (stand-up paddleboarding)? What about a water obstacle course? Into kayaking? How about breathing underwater as a scuba diver? Go Big. Get Wild…with water!
  • Shhh, We’ll Let You In On A Little Secret…At the jamboree, Scouts will be able to participate in a new activity, skeet shooting with arrows. This activity uses specially designed arrows that rise quickly, and then fall back to the ground, while discs are shot into the air as targets. Cool, huh?
  • More? That’s What We Are Shooting For! And more firearms isn’t the only thing that makes the shooting sports Adventure Area better than ever. Picture 150 – 160 different shooting stations, spread out over a 60-acre course.
  • And, if you like going fast and having a bird’s eye view, clip into the zip lines that will zig and zag over Adventure Valley at the Summit. We’ll have miles and miles of aerial adventure, including Zip Zila – five parallel zip lines over 3,000 feet long. Reach speeds up to 50 MPH on one of the longest zip line courses in all of North America!
  • Rather keep you feet on the ground? The hike to Garden Ground Mountain is about six miles and involves an elevation change of about 800 feet. So, if you’re signed up to attend, start getting in shape now. And if you’re not signed up, there’s still time to do so at

July 15 – July 24, 2013. It’s going to be big. It’s going to be wild!


  • Must have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • Must be at least First Class Scout and at least 12 years of age by the first day of the jamboree or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade.
  • Participate in a pre-jamboree training experience and have filed a Jamboree Personal Health and Medical record with the council jamboree committee before the pre-jamboree training.
  • Submit all registration fees per the local council’s payment schedule. $850/participant, with the national fee covering the expense of program materials, food, insurance, and equipment, as well as the use of a tent, cot, dining shelters, stoves, fuel, and cooking utensils during your adventure at the jamboree. The national fee also includes a “Jambo 13 Kit,” consisting of a duffel bag for each contingent member.

Questions? Contact Jim Kirk or Mr. Kirk. They have attended the 2010 Jamboree and will be on staff the
second week of Jambo 2013.

2013 National Scout Jamboree Handout


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