2017 National Scout Jamboree
Grand Canyon Council Contingent
The Grand Canyon Council will be taking 7 Troops and 1 full Crew to the 2017 National Jamboree and you can be part of the adventure. Prior to the National Jamboree, you will experience a pre-Jamboree Tour. We have 3 Troops that will start their Jamboree Experience in Cleveland, OH where they will visit many of the LDS Church historical site, then Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington DC and points in between before going to the National Jamboree. Two Troops will begin their Jamboree Experience in New York City then off to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Washington DC then the 2017 National Jamboree. One of the troops will be from the Northern Arizona/White Mountain area and one troop will fly direct to the 2017 National Jamboree with no pre-Jamboree Tour.
We have an exciting Every Day is a New Adventure for our Venturing Crew. The Venturing Scouts tour will be five days and each day will bring a new adventure. It may be a day-hike on the famous Appalachian Trail, white water raft on the Gauley river, horseback riding in the New River National Forest before traveling to the National Jamboree.
If you have overall general questions please request more information from our Jamboree Chair . . . Dean Butler
If you have specific questions you can email the Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor for each Unit.
Jamboree Unit Leaders
Troop 1 – Traditional Troop – Chris Smith – SM.Jambo17@chrismsmith.com
Troop 2 – LDS Troop – Brigham Bennett – email@example.com
Troop 3 – Jamboree Only Troop – Randy Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop 4 – LDS Troop – Jason Reed – email@example.com
Troop 5 – Traditional Troop – Brian Cook – firstname.lastname@example.org
Troop 6 – LDS Troop – Jerry Newitt – email@example.com
Troop 7 – (LDS) Northern Arizona/White Mt Troop – Ferrin Crosby – firstname.lastname@example.org
Crew 1 – Venturing Crew – Avery Thresher – email@example.com
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 Scout Jamboree. The next jamboree will be held July 19-28, 2017. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit Blog.
A New Venue: The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve
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 during the summer of 2013.
Visiting the Mountains
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 dialing in around other parts of the Summit. 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.