2017 National Jamboree

July 18 - 28, 2017


Since the first National Scout Jamboree was held in the summer of 1937 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the jamboree has become Scouting’s flagship event. In the summer of 2013, the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience with world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports. In 2017, SBR and the jamboree will be even better. The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will take place July 19 - 28, 2017 at the Summit in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Want to find out more? There’s a one-stop shop for registering, additional information, and all kinds of details at bsajamboree.org. Here is what you need to know:


The cost is $1,500 per council contingent member.

How you can go:
Youth who will be Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers, or Sea Scouts (click here for the specific requirements). Adults can go as Scoutmasters or Crew Advisors (specific requirements follow). For staff requirements, go to bsajamboree.org.

Application process:

  • For youth – go to bsajamboree.org and click register. Once you complete the web form, the parent will receive an email to finalize the national BSA process by completing the waiver. After that, print a copy of your registration confirmation and attach the Scoutmaster approval form Click here for form. Then submit the approved form to the Jet Potter Scout Center with a check for the $250 non-refundable deposit.
  • For adults – contact Sherry Lovett or Ron Turpin at Scout Center for a 2017 National Scout Jamboree adult leader application. Our goal is to fill three Scout troops and two Venture patrols. Each troop requires three adults over the age of 21 and one adult between 18 and 21 years of age. Venture patrols require two adults over the age of 21. Co-ed crews require co-ed leadership. A Council Leader Selection Committee will select the council’s 2017 NSJ leadership. All leaders are expected to recruit youth to fill our troops and crews.

Jamboree Leaders:

  • Bob VanCleave, 2017 NSJ Chairman
  • Ron Turpin, 2017 NSJ Middle Tennessee Council Staff Advisor

National Scout Jamboree
Middle Tennessee Council, BSA
P. O. Box 150409
Nashville, TN 37215

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