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2017 National Scout Jamboree (July 19-28) 

Live Scouting’s Adventure


National Jamboree website: Link

Scout: National Jamboree Youth Application

Leader: National Jamboree Adult Application

Frequently Asked Questions about the Jamboree - The link is a list of FAQ's meant to instruct parents and prospective National Jamboree participants on the various aspects of applying and attending.

Hawk Mountain Council Contingent

The Hawk Mountain Council will be taking 3 Troops and 1 Crew to the 2017 National Jamboree and you can be part of the adventure. 

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. The next jamboree will be held July 19-28, 2017.  To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit BlogExternal Link.

A New Venue: The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve
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 is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience during the summer of 2013.


High Adventure

The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are dialing in around other parts of the Summit. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

    • What is a National Jamboree?
    • How do I apply?
    • Why apply so early?
    • What is a Jamboree Troop/Crew?
    • Who are the adult leaders?
    • What is the cost and how are payments made?
    • What is included in the cost?
    • Troop/Crew full?
    • How can parents participate?

If you have overall general questions please request more information from our Jamboree Chair . . . Tom Piaskowski

If you have specific questions you can email the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor for each Unit.

Jamboree Unit Leaders:
Troop East – Walt Sheehan 
Troop North-Central – Eric Silva 
Troop West – Don Kichline 
Venturing Crew – Elaine Price



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