2017 National Scout Jamboree

2017 National Scout Jamboree: Live Scouting’s Adventure

What is a jamboree?

The national Scout jamboree is the Scouting’s flagship event. And it’s truly one-of-a-kind.  The jamboree is a national gathering of almost 45,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases the Scouting experience. 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.

Who can participate?

Boy Scouts who are at least 12 years old and hold First Class rank by the first day of the jamboree and Venturers who are at least 14 years old by the first day of the jamboree are eligible to attend.

When is the Jamboree?

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held July 19-28, 2017. Travel time to and from the Jamboree is not included and will be announced soon.

Where is the jamboree held?

The In 2009, the Boy Scouts of America 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 will host the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

Latest Updates

Adult Leader Applications Now Available

The South Texas Council Jamboree Team is now accepting applications for adult leaders who will advise and support 2017 Jamboree units. Are you ready to work with a diverse team to deliver the experience of a lifetime to almost 100 youth from across South Texas? Download the application instructions and the application form below to get started.


Youth  Applications Now Available

The South Texas Council is now accepting youth application for the 2017 National Jamboree. Download the youth application to get started.

STXC NSJ 2017-1 Youth Application