One thing at the 2017 National Jamboree that you won’t find anywhere else is the amazing set of shows lined up for you and the 40,000 others who will be in the audience.
Participants will gather at the AT&T Summit Stadium three times throughout their 10 days at the Jamboree to take in some of the best entertainment the United States has to offer.
First, on Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m., the stadium will host the opening show, titled “Celebration of Scouting”. This will be the only show open to visitors with passes. It is also going to feature the contingent units from the various councils dressed in “flair” specific to their council or area. Your troop or crew should bring some flair and panache to the Saturday show to represent your corner of the country; check out some tips on what to wear. One inside source hints that this show might just be “the best show in Jamboree history”.
The fun won’t stop there. Two days later, on July 24, the Jamboree will gather again at 7:30 p.m. for the second show, titled “Fellowship and Service”. Three days after that, it will already be time to say goodbye, with a Farewell Show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27.
Wear your field uniform for the second and third shows. Also, remember that lawn and camp chairs are prohibited during all stadium shows, seating space at the shows is at a premium. A Scout is courteous. No one wants a huge chunk of metal and cloth blocking their view! Instead, check out the approved options at the Summit’s Trading Posts or bring a cloth-only, pad-style, or stadium-bleacher seat chair like the Original Crazy Creek.
And, that’s not all for performances. Each participant base camp will host its own 90-minute Base Camp Bash one evening after dinner. These bashes will be part musical concert, part dance party, and part variety show, so there will be plenty to enjoy. Each program will take place at 8 p.m. Here is the schedule of evening bashes:
- Foxtrot—Thursday, July 20
- Delta—Friday, July 21
- Charlie—Sunday, July 23
- Bravo—Tuesday, July 25
- Alpha—Wednesday, July 26
Finally, following the Jamboree’s Sunday morning religious services, the AT&T Summit Stadium will host a Jambopalooza from 1-5 p.m. It will be a party like no other, featuring obstacle courses, paint runs, live music and DJs, and a wide variety of games, challenges, and unique surprises. In 2013, for instance, Jambopalooza attendees attempted to break the all-time world record for beach balls thrown in the air. No one knows what exactly to expect this time!