National Jamboree JULY 15, 2013- JULY 24, 2013
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF THE FIRST JAMBOREE AT THE NEW SUMMIT?
The Westchester-Putnam Council is now encouraging all interested scouts and
scouters to sign up!
If you are a Scout who will be First Class rank by 2013 – you are welcome!
If you are a Venturer who wants to attend the Jamboree – you are welcome!
If you are an Scouter who wants to commit as a contingent leader – you are
If you are a Scouter who wants to serve as a Jamboree staff member – you are
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
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). 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 will welcome Scouts
to a whole new jamboree experience in the summer of 2013.
The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. 2013 will be the
first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, will
be part of the jamboree. 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!
The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified. A Scout needs to have completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old, and a 1st Class Scout by July 1, 2013. Scouts will be assigned to a Jamboree troop consisting of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders. We plan to fill at least 5 full troops! The price for this awesome experience is $1,250.
To get started, everyone will electronically register at
You will need your BSA membership number when you register. That is the first
Questions can be directed to Diane Walsh at (914) 773-1135 ext 233 or