Category: Jambo


New Structures in the Adventure Areas

In early May we began construction on some new structures to help participants, and staff, in each of our Adventure Areas here at The Summit. Each Adventure Area now has a brand spanking new pavilion! I had a…

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The Summit is where stories are made

The 2013 Jamboree Story Map

The Summit is a big place. No doubt about it. And the adventure, well, it has a way of bringing out the best in Scouts and Venturers, of taking them to the next level. To…

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Scouts cross the Consol Energy Bridge at the Summit

Jamboree 2013: Done But Not Over

Wow. Is it really possible to pack this many awesome activities into 10 days? Well, I guess it is. We all just spent it doing those activities. The recap of events? ATV, BMX, canopy tours,…

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Closing show at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit

Jamboree Closing Show Highlights

On Saturday, 40,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from across the United States and the world gathered for the closing show of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit. Best-selling rock band 3 Doors…

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Airborne soldiers are trained to be dropped anywhere

Airborne Day At The Jamboree

Friday was Airborne Day at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. The airborne group of the armed forces is an elite assembly of warriors who are trained in advanced techniques of parachuting. These soldiers can be…

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Stadium shows at the jamboree are nothing short of amazing

How To See The Big Stadium Show

You’re going to like this. It’s super simple. There are two ways to see the big show at the AT&T Summit Stadium. 1. Go to the Summit. Anyone can go. Seriously. Learn more about how…

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Social channels are a great way to keep up with the jamboree

Following The Jamboree On Social

There are tons of ways to keep up with all the action on various social media channels. From images to articles to video, it’s almost as awesome as being there. Almost. Without further adieu, here…

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Playing in the water is always an adventure

Adventure And Riches At The Jamboree

As I drove to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree on Sunday, I went from the mountains of New York to the farmland of Pennsylvania before I came upon something special: the hills of West Virginia….

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Boulder Cove - The Summit - 2013 Jamboree

Patrol Z: Jamboree In Pictures II

From the opening flag ceremony to climbing to zip lines, there’s so much to see at the Summit this jamboree. Patrol Z is on the ground, immersed in the full-on jamboree experience and documenting it all…

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Tuesday morning jamboree stadium show in the fog

Patrol Z: Jamboree In Pictures

Check out the gallery above. The jamboree at the Summit is all about scale. From the smallest detail to the pageantry of the AT&T Summit Stadium, this place is amazing. Remember to check back throughout…

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Venturing tips for packing for jamboree

Packing For Jamboree, Venturing Style

Hey fellow Scouts! With Jamboree just around the corner, I am sure you all are getting anxious to start packing. I know I am! We covered packing when the jamboree duffel was unveiled, but it’s…

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A clean Scout is a healthy Scout

A Scout Is Clean: Jambo Hygiene

Hygiene at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree is serious stuff. Meaning, no one would appreciate it if you skipped the showers. Keep in mind some basics about hygiene when putting together your gear for the…

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All visitors are welcome at the 2013 jamboree.

2013 Jamboree Visitor Registration Now Live

If you’re pumped about the 2013 National Scout Jamboree and all that action packed into the Summit but can’t swing all 10 days of the event, head on over to VisitJambo.org to sign up for one-day or multi-day jamboree…

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Challenge-by-choice makes The Ropes challenge courses perfect for all comers.

Challenge By Choice: The Ropes Construction Update

The Ropes challenge courses at the Summit are nearing completion and will be ready for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. These courses are all about helping Scouts and Venturers develop leadership and teamwork skills and learn more…

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Getting a helping hand with fitness.

Put Your Fitness To The SEAL Test

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is no weekend camping trip.  You’ll have a chance to experience all kinds of amazing ways to test your physical fitness and mental skill and ability with the activities offered….

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Railing the berm on the BMX track at the Summit

Ride Ready: BMX Construction Update

Get ready to roll because The Trax BMX activity area is going to be off the chain at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Still not convinced The Trax will be ready? Check out the video above. If…

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We answer your Summit and Jamboree questions

We Answer Your Summit Questions – No. 1

With the new permanent home of the national Scout jamboree set to officially open in July, questions abound. We’ve sent roving reporter Haynes out in the field to answer the most common questions we’ve received…

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Registration for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree closes May 14

Jamboree Curriculum Sign-Up Closes May 14

This is just a friendly reminder to complete your curriculum choices for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree by May 14, 2013. Still undecided? Check out the curriculum posts right here on the Summit Blog to…

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Aiming for the chains is the way to succeed in disc golf

What’s The Deal With Disc Golf?

Like Frisbee? And golf? Combine the two and you have disc golf, a fun sport making its jamboree debut at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Staged on Mayhem Mountain, this sport…

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Mountainboarding is all about the dirt

What’s The Deal With Mountainboarding?

Details are still coming in for the mountainboarding elective at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, but one thing’s for sure: this wildly popular all-terrain action sport will be delivering thrills this year. Never heard of mountainboarding? It…

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The BSA has been working non-stop on security and safety plans at the Summit

2013 Jamboree Safety And Security

Our hearts and prayers go out to the many families affected, both directly and indirectly by the two horrific tragedies in the northeast recently, both of which involved children. Words cannot adequately express the many…

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President Gerald Ford's Merit Badge Sash

Merit Badge Madness At The 2013 Jamboree

Many of you have asked about the status of the Merit Badge Midway for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Get ready because we have some answers. Two things: It’s no longer called the Merit Badge…

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Jambo 2013 will feature plenty of archery

The Bows Curriculum: Archery Old And New

Archery rules. Robin Hood. Green Arrow. Katniss Everdeen. Famed archers, all. Sure, they’re fictional characters, but still. What if you could get a taste of that archery awesomeness? Well, you can. In addition to sporting…

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Filling out your medical forms is a matter of sitting down and doing it

Jamboree Medical Forms: Getting It Done

Ahh, medical forms. They’re always a pain to finish filling out. And that due date always seems to sneak up on us. Speaking of which, the deadline for turning in medical forms for the 2013…

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Trails Are Up!

More Surprised Scouters At The Summit [Video]

[tube]BP2GZhRca4o[/tube] We couldn’t resist posting more reactions from recent visits to the Summit. As we rolled through the grounds of the future home of the 2013 National Jamboree with council members from all over the…

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Summit Survivors

5 Easy Ways To Survive the Summit

The Summit, I won’t lie to you, is tough. But it’s that really good kind of tough. There are, however, 5 easy steps to help you have an amazing time, and conquer any challenges.

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Flying High With BMX

Mayhem Mountain: How Did It Get So Good?

Both [BMX riding and skateboarding] are part of our world-class program experience which have higher energy and are more diverse, more intense, and more physically challenging than ever before.

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Into Shooting Sports?

We’ve Got Target Sports!

[Target sports] is another part of our world-class program experience which is more diverse, more intense, higher energy and more physically challenging than ever before.

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Shooting Sports, By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

What do 50 acres, 200-plus shooting stations, and 3D courses have in common? They’ll all be ready and waiting for you at the 2013 National Jamboree’s adventure area for shooting sports! From the expertly designed…

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3 Ways To Ramp Up Your Patch Trading

Just like in past jamborees, and in addition to all the high-adventure activities that will be available to you, 2013 will also include classic jamboree activities that you have grown to love, including the ever popular, vastly competitive patch trading experience.

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If We Build It, Will You Come?

As construction ramps up at the Summit Bechtel Reserve this fall in preparation for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the question still remains, “if we build it, will you come?”

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Is It Lunchtime Yet?

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree will offer a different experience for everyone, but there’s one thing that everyone will have in common. Food.

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Updates From Team Summit

The jamboree at the Summit will deliver a world-class program experience – more diverse, more intense, higher energy and more physically challenging than ever before.

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1 Big Reason The Summit Will Be Ready In 2013

It’s not exactly “hands-free” driving, but operators of the bulldozers and other heavy equipment developing the Summit Bechtel Reserve have a co-pilot high in the sky. Hulking, 50-ton machines such as the D9 Caterpillar are…

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Trek To The Summit Of The Summit

Buckskin games, Native American presentations, drumming, dancing, competitions and bonfires. Excited yet? As a part of the new jamboree model, each Scout at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree will get to experience all of the…

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Recycle Sign

One Ice-Cold Water, Please. Hold the Plastic.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These 3 famous R’s aren’t losing popularity anytime soon. In fact, the Summit designers are wholeheartedly supporting them with some big plans to cut back on waste at the 2013 National Scout…

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Send Us Stories For The Summit Blog

Got A Scouting Story To Share?

We want to hear about your adventures! We want to hear about the amazing things Scouts are achieving in your area! How are you getting ready for the next jamboree? Do you have a story…

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Jamboree New Model

1 Big Change At The 2013 Jamboree

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree will be full of change. How so, you ask? Well, let’s take a look at the schedule. This new model will help Scouts experience everything they want to at the…

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Get Fit For The Summit

The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is closer than we think. And as construction of the site at the Summit Bechtel Reserve continues to progress, there are two things to remember – expect fun and be…

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