There will be six miles, YES THAT'S SIX MILES, of Zip Lines. Thirteen Acres of Shooting Sports will be available. The Jamboree will have six separate High Adventure Courses. Summit Bechtel Reserve covers Ten Thousand acres and is surrounded by Seventy Thousand acres of National Forest. DO YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO IS SCOUT ENOUGH TO TAKE THIS ON?

Time is running out to be a part of 2013 National Scout Jamboree contingent from the GREAT Southwest Council. This will be the ONLY time they have the first Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Get your spot today.

For more info about the Jamboree and to learn more about the Summit Bechtel Reserve visit BSAJAMBOREE.ORG

Dear Great Southwest Council Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, Scout Parents, and Scouters,

Believe it or not it’s time to start getting ready for the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree! It may seem like a long time off, but now is the time to lock in your spot. The National Boy Scout Jamboree is one of the greatest, most unforgettable events that a Scout can participate in. Our council contingent had an amazing time in 2010 and the 2013 Jamboree will be even better. In 2013, the event will be held, for the first time, at the new permanent home of the Jamboree, the Summit Bechtel Reserve. When the Summit isn’t hosting the Jamboree (which only comes every 4 years) The Summit will be a new National High Adventure Base (like Philmont Scout Ranch). Because of this, the new Jamboree will be different from any before. The 7 days of Jamboree will have amazing opportunities for almost every activity a Scout could dream. These include white water rafting, kayaking, wooded hikes, mountain biking, and more -- all in the beautiful, natural setting of West Virginia. Additionally, Venture Scouts, both male and female, are, for the first time, invited to attend Jamboree as part of a Council Crew. In addition to the 7 days at the Jamboree, our contingent will spend the week before the Jamboree touring our country’s historic sites around our nation’s capital! Want to know more? Over the next couple of months we will be holding teleconference information sessions to get the word out on this great adventure.

Why are we preparing over a year and a half in advance? We want to make sure that as many Scouts as possible have the opportunity to attend. The trip will cost $3800 and we want our Scout families to have time to plan & save for this opportunity. This fee includes all food, lodging, airfare, ground transportation, touring fees, insurance, the Jamboree fee, and all equipment for the entire 15-day adventure. The only additional cost at the time of the Jamboree will be any personal items such as uniforms & miscellaneous spending money for items like souvenirs - other than that, the fee covers everything.

So, how can you get in on the fun and action? The Council has created this webpage for all news & information related to our Jamboree contingent - This is where you will start your registration. Just click on the “Sign Up Today” link to the right and follow the instructions. This includes creating a Jamboree log-in for the Scout and then one for the Parents to approve their application. Once the online application is complete, you’ll get a printout to fill out and have signed by your scoutmaster or Venture Advisor. Turn in the application to the Council, along with your $300 deposit, to the Great Southwest Council Service Center.

There are only a limited number of slots available for our Council Jamboree contingent. Because we anticipate the contingent to fill up quickly, please have your application submitted as soon as possible. Hurry and sign-up now and don’t miss out! Get your application and deposit into council right away.

We look forward to having you as part of the Great Southwest Council 2013 Jamboree Contingent,

Mike Jacobs
Council National Scout Jamboree Chairman
Caryl Sharpe
Council Jamboree Staff Advisor
Helpful Links

Sign-up Today

July/August Jamboree Newsletter

Newest Promo

2013 National Scout Jamboree

Be Prepared

Summit Bechtel Reserve

Summit Blog

2013 Jamboree Itinerary

Conference Call Information

1st and 3rd Wednesday
of every Month at 5:30

Contact Caryl for more Information:
P: 505-503-2386

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