For the first time Venturers can attend the National Scout Jamboree as participants. Previous Jamborees allowed Venturers to experience the Jamboree only as staff. For 2013, Venturers can attend as a staffer or in a contingent crew blazing a new trail into Scouting’s next 100 years.
Go with a Venturing Crew from our council
There are several new venues to appear at the next Jamboree. One item includes shooting sports. Previous jamborees at Fort AP Hill could not host shooting activities due to military base rules. At the Summit Bechtel Reserve, we have plenty of room.
Imagine the thrill of a zip line thousands of feet long in the first “quiet run” dual zip line layout. The run will span the canopy of the forest introducing you to the ecology of life up in the trees.
Additional adventures include:
- White Water Rafting
- Numerous Rock Climbing and Rappelling stations
- Mini Sampler BMX Track
- Skateboard Mini-Ramp with Launch Ramp
- Three 1 km Mountain Bike Trails
The greatest fun will enjoying the fellowship of Venturers from all over the US and the world in the Venturing subcamp.
The participant fee for 2013 will not exceed $1995 which includes the cost of transportation.
So what is the fun of being a staffer at a Jamboree?
Scout leaders for official contingent troops work a solid 15 day and night schedule looking after their troops. As a staffer, you work a regular work day. At the end of your shift, you have no big responsibilities. Most staffers work a day then get the next day off for fun.
Venturer staffers can still network with some of the nation’s best Venturers and Venturing leaders and see and experience nearly all the fun others have. They can experience the event at a reduced rate which does not include travel to and from the event.
In 2010 the Venturing Mine exhibit was a popular attraction with Scouts in the only air conditioned simulated underground adventure.
The staff fee for Venturers (and adults under age 25) will be $425. Transportation is not included in this figure.
Venturing Leaders are now being recruited to take up to two Venturing council contingent crews. Application deadline is November 21, 2011.
Go to LFCJambo.org to explore Jamboree opportunities as a participant or on staff.