2013 National Jamboree
Get ready! The 2013 Jamboree is coming, and it ain't your father's Jamboree. We're talking serious high adventure, people! Whitewater rafting, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia.
Early registration for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree has begun. A Jamboree is always a memorable experience, and this time we will be celebrating at BSA National’s newest jewel – the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Sign-up now for this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Go to www.bsajamboree.org and register after you sign up fees will be due to the Council Office at 3414 Hillsboro Pike Nashville TN 37215.
Organization and Leadership
Middle Tennessee Council has been authorized by the Southern Region to organize a council contingent consisting of 5 troops and a crew. The jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come basis. After these troops have been filled, a stand-by list of alternates will be established. Boy Scouts will be assigned to Jamboree Troop numbers 637-641 consisting of 36 Scouts, and 4 adult leaders or Venture Scouts will be assigned to Jamboree Crew 255 & 256 consisting of 18 youth and 2 adults. Each Scout will be a member of a patrol within a troop. The leaders for the five troops and one Crew were carefully selected from a large pool of applicants.
Tour and Travel Plans
The Middle Tennessee Council jamboree contingent will consist of 5 jamboree troops and one crew, with 3 travel options. From July 15-24 the contingent will camp at the National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Each troop in the council contingent will be provided ground transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned 56 passenger motor coaches. Overnight accommodations while traveling to the jamboree will be at hotels or motels, the Virginia Trip may include a National Guard Armory overnight.
Tier 1 The basic plan is a trip straight up and back with no side excursions
Tier 2 A historic tour of Virginia will include a tour of the Monticello, and other historically significant sites.
Tier 3 One day will be spent touring the Biltmore Mansion, the next day will be spent at a high adventure White Water park where scouts will have a range of activities to choose from for the day.
Scout Attendance Qualifications
Scouts who participate in the 2013 National Scout Jamboree are selected by the more than 300 councils in the United States and must first be approved by their Scoutmaster or Venture Crew Advisor, the council, and finally by the adult leadership of the applicable council contingent troop.
Each Scout must have completed the sixth grade or be at least 12 years of age and a First Class Scout by July 1, 2013. His 18th birthday must not be before July 24, 2013.
Participation in the jamboree requires a pre-jamboree training experience, and each Scout must file a personal health and medical record form before that training event. In addition, he must be active in his troop for at least six months prior to July 1, 2013.
Fee and Payment Information
The jamboree fee covers all transportation, tours, admission fees, meals, lodging, and patrol and troop equipment, as well as insurance. The fee also covers the required pre-jamboree training experience, jamboree troop insignia, personalized nametags, travel bags, and 2 full uniforms. Note: The trips that did not elect to do the trips will drive straight to the Jamboree and stop for one meal along the way
The Middle Tennessee Council jamboree fee is based upon estimates from the Travel Companies, Hotels, and prices from the various places we plan to attend along the way. In the unlikely event the cost of the tour and travel package should increase, the total jamboree fee may be adjusted accordingly.
The Council has very limited funds available for partial scholarships based on financial need. We will be conducting limited edition Patch sales as well as direct solicitations to Donors. We have an expectation that the Scouts will help pay their way in helping with these endeavors. The Scholarships will be reviewed by the Jamboree Leadership and the Scout will be notified by the leadership if they were awarded a Scholarship and the amount.