National Jamboree

Does the National Jamboree count toward a National Outdoor Award?

The National Outdoor Awards, which debuted in 2010, are how the BSA recognizes Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Sea Scouts or Venturers who demonstrate knowledge and experience in high-level outdoor activities. Young people can earn badges in one or more of these six areas: Camping, Aquatics, Conservation, Hiking, Riding and Adventure. Once earned, the patch and…

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SEE OUR SCOUTS IN ACTION The 2017 National Jamboree is underway and Scouts are having a fantastic time! From zip-lines to BMW bikes, Scouts will have the opportunity to experience some of the best Scouting has to offer. Held every four years, this year’s Jamboree is again at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.…

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BSA Takes STEM Out of the Lab and Into Nature’s Biggest Classroom at the 2017 National Jamboree

STEM Quest Experience Weaves Science and Technology into the National Jamboree MOUNT HOPE, West Virginia (July 27, 2017)— The Boy Scouts of America is giving more than 40,000 Scouts, Venturers and Explorers a classroom encompassing 14,000 acres by offering unique STEM experiences at the 2017 National Jamboree. Taking place through July 28, the National Jamboree…

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Boy Scouts of America and Polaris Invite 2017 National Jamboree Attendees to Be the First to Experience Off-Road Vehicle Program and Safety Training at the New Polaris OHV Center for Excellence

Polaris OHV Center for Excellence will welcome 40,000 Scouts, volunteers, and staff to learn how to ride ATVs the right way, the safe way, while respecting the environment Irving, Texas (July 27, 2017) – The Boy Scouts of America and Polaris Industries, the leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles (ORVs), debut the opening of the Polaris OHV Center…

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits 2017 Jamboree for statue unveiling

Mike Surbaugh, BSA Chief Scout Executive, praised Secretary Tillerson’s leadership. Rex Tillerson, secretary of state, Distinguished Eagle Scout and past BSA national president, visited the 2017 National Jamboree on Friday for a statue unveiling in his honor. BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh told a large crowd of Scouts and Scouters that the statue recognizes…

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