WLACC 2017 National Scout Jamboree Contingent

WLACC 2017 National Scout Jamboree Contingent
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Do you want to celebrate the Boy Scouts of America with over 35,000 Scouts from around the world?

Do you want to attend the National Jamboree at the Summit?

Do you want to tour historic national sites?

Do you want to experience an epic adventure with Scouts and fantastic Leaders?

Apply to join the WLACC 2017 National Jamobree Contingent

The Western Los Angeles County Council will be sending hundreds of Scouts to the Jamboree during the summer of 2017.  During the two week trip, Scouts and their leaders will tour the Washington D.C. area for a few days and then camp at the Summit (a BSA National High Adventure base) for a week.  This Jamboree is certain to be one of the greatest the BSA has ever hosted.



The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017.


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 in summer 2013. 2017 is the next national jamboree!


There are incredible side trips that Scouts and families can take on their way to and from the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. A tour of Washington, D.C., is only a few hours’ drive away, and the entire region surrounding the Summit is filled with some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. The Blue Ridge is just to the south, and the Shenandoah Valley is a short drive to the east. That’s not to mention all of the incredibly scenic areas in West Virginia itself.


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 doing around other parts of the Summit. Also, 2013 was the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, were 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.

We want you to join us in experiencing the 2017 National Jamboree!  Boy Scouts and co-ed Venturers are welcome to join us on this great adventure. The fee for Scouts and Venturers to participate in 2017 is $3,495.


The Western Los Angeles County Council (WLACC) Jamboree contingent will leave Los Angeles, CA around July 14, 2017 and fly to Washington, D.C.  Potential places the contingent could visit include Arlington Cemetery, the Capitol, various monuments, the Smithsonian Institute, Gettysburg, Colonial Williamsburg and other sites.

We will arrive at The Bechtel Summit for the Jamboree encampment on the 19th of July 2017.  After a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Jamboree, we may continue with a few more days of touring or return home immediately. The WLACC's tour will precede and/or follow the jamboree encampment.  Specific dates of the touring will be confirmed by June 2016.

The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first come first serve basis. At the time of application Scouts will be placed in a Jamboree troop/crew that is closest to where you live, unless that troop/crew is full.  If that troop/crew is full you will be placed in the closest available troop/crew.

(A Scout who has completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old and a 1st Class Scout by July 1, 2017, but not have reached his 18th birthday by Aug. 1, 2017 and lives and abides by the Scout Oath and Law and the jamboree code of conduct may participate in the Jamboree).  After our troops have been filled, a standby list of alternates will be established. Scouts will be assigned to a Jamboree troop consisting of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders. Each Scout will be a member of a patrol within the troop. Every contingent member will be required to attend monthly troop meetings, submit a completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician and indicating compliance with specified immunizations, attend a contingent gathering in November 2016 and attend a 3 day training encampment Memorial Day weekend in May 2017.

The jamboree fee covers transportation, tours, and admission fees. meals, lodging, insurance and most patrol and troop equipment.  There are additional expenses that include uniforms and personal gear, spending money, memorabilia items, prejamboree troop activities and possibly additional troop expenses including building projects, copying and postage.


An additional, more involved online application with the National council needs to be filled out for every participant to attend.  That application can be found here:    http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/jamboree-registration/

All participants will have to sign and agree to live by a Jamboree code of conduct in order to be accepted into the contingent. 


Youth fee is $3,495.  A deposit of $295 is due at the time of sign up.

Adult fee is $3,495.  A deposit of $295 is due at the time of sign up.  Should an adult not be selected to serve as a leader they will be refunded their deposit.

$3,495.00 per Adult Contingent Member
$3,495.00 per Youth Contingent Member-Boy Scout Troop
$3,495.00 per Youth Contingent Member-Venture Crew
Cancellation Policy
Both adult and youth participants are responsible for their total contingent fee once they receive confirmation of attendance. Should an individual need to cancel their registration they will receive a refund only if another individual takes their place.

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