2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE JAMBOREE RALLY

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JAMBOREE
RALLY
Saturday, November 7
@ University of
Scouting
2017
NATIONAL
JAMBOREE
JULY 19-28, 2017
BECHTEL SUMMIT
RESERVE
Location: Northside High School
Parents and Scouts
should attend this meeting
Agenda:
• Once in a lifetime opportunity
activities
• Who Can Attend?
• How to Apply?
• Health & Safety
• Fees and Payments
• Travel and Equipment
• The Troop Committee
• Jamboree Leadership
• Questions and Answers
www.BSAJamboree.org
West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
1995 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN 38305
731-668-3787 Fax 731-668-3788 www.wtacbsa.org
LIVE SCOUTING’S ADVENTURE AT THE 2017
NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE
The Boy Scouts of America announced the official theme and logo for the 2017 National
Scout Jamboree, a celebration of Scouting held every four years for Scouts, Venturers,
volunteers, and staff from across the nation.
The 2017 theme, “Live Scouting’s Adventure,” speaks both to
Scouting’s century-old tradition of creating adventures that develop
young people into the leaders of tomorrow and to the developing
adventures of the next century of Scouting.
The jamboree is open to active youth members and
adult volunteer leaders in BSA programs and will be
held July 19-28, 2017.
The “Live Scouting’s Adventure” theme and logo symbolize the
adventurous spirit and exciting high-adventure and outdoor
opportunities available to youth and adult members in the Scouting program.
“We know that our members live Scouting’s adventure every day by
pursuing challenging and diverse experiences,” said Ralph de la Vega,
chairman of the All Markets Initiatives Committee and the 2017
National Scout Jamboree. “We’re proud to provide these outdoor
opportunities to our youth members, who often do not experience
these activities anywhere else.”
This will be the second jamboree held at the Summit Bechtel Family
National Scout Reserve in West Virginia’s adventure sports region
known as the New River Gorge. Located on a sprawling 10,600 acres,
the property includes more than 5 miles of zip line and challenge
courses, 36 miles of mountain bike trails, and 13 acres of shooting
sports ranges, as well as venues for kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, skateboarding, BMX, and various other
activities. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree welcomed approximately 30,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff.
“The new jamboree theme reinforces one of the Summit Bechtel Reserve’s purposes of helping to redefine Scouting’s
adventure for the next century. Participants of the 2017 National Jamboree will experience that difference every day
they are here,” said Dan McCarthy, director of the Boy Scouts of America Summit Group. “Our goal is to give as many
Scouts and Venturers as possible a chance to participate in this truly life-changing experience at this unique facility.”
Since the first jamboree was held in 1937, it has become the BSA’s most iconic event, providing Scouts from all
backgrounds, faiths, and cultures an opportunity to gather together and celebrate Scouting and the experiences they
will remember throughout their lifetimes. This flagship event showcases the essence of Scouting and the rich tradition of
the organization’s values.
To learn more about the 2017 National Scout Jamboree and the Summit Bechtel Family
National Scout Reserve, please visit www.bsajamboree.org or https://summit.scouting.org.
Email Susan Gall ([email protected]) if you are interested in participating in the 2017 National Scout
Jamboree.
West Tennessee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
1995 Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN 38305
731-668-3787 Fax 731-668-3788 www.wtacbsa.org
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