BlogDetails about Presidential Visit on Monday

Posted on July 24, 2017 by

On Monday, July 24th, President Donald Trump will become the eighth President of the United States to visit a national jamboree. To prepare for the excitement of a presidential visit, a few changes have been made to Monday’s schedule. In addition, specific procedures will be in place to allow for a secure, safe, and exciting environment during the president’s visit.

What are the changes? JamboLink has you covered! This is your source for all of the information needed to plan an amazing day on Monday! Let’s dive in…

Updates Since Sunday

  • Everyone is encouraged to consume water during the mobilization. Fill up your water bottle before you leave your subcamp. Hydration stations will be located along the mobilization routes to refill. All allowable water bottles will have to be emptied out prior to going through the security checkpoints. Hydration stations will be available within the stadium.
  • As a unit leader or staff member, you can help make the president’s visit a success by ensuring that any reactions to the president’s address are, as we state in our Scout Law, friendly, courteous, and kind. This includes understanding that chants of certain phrases heard during the campaign (e.g. “build the wall,” “lock her up”) are considered divisive by many members of our audience, and may cause unnecessary friction between individuals and units. Please help us ensure that all Scouts can enjoy this historical address by making sure that your troop members are respectful not only of the president, but of the wide variety of viewpoints held by Scouts and Scouters in the audience tonight.
  • No flashlights or headlamps are allowed in the stadium
  • Apply sunscreen before you leave your basecamp. Sunscreen can be brought with you but it must be in a small container (Think TSA 3oz or less)
  • No keys, knives, or other sharp objects
  • Small wallets are allowed, but larger wallets, and purses are not.
  • The Dam between Basecamp Charlie and Gateway is one way going towards Boulder Cove starting at Noon
  • Field Uniforms (“Class A”) are not required. Encourage your Scouts to wear an activity uniform (“Class B”).
  • Portable/external batteries are not allowed.

Presidential Schedule
Visitor Passes
Program and Activity Area Closing Times
Mobilization – Moving to the Stadium
MOPDOS, STEM Quest, and White Water Rafting
Amenities Inside the Stadium
Timeline
Suggested Items
Prohibited Items
App Features
Inclement Weather
Non-Attendees
Additional Updates

Presidential Schedule

The president will arrive onsite between 5:45-5:50 p.m. and will address the 2017 National Jamboree at 6 p.m. He will depart promptly following his remarks.

Visitor Passes

Visitor single day passes for Monday, July 24 are no longer available for purchase. Visitor two- and three-day passes, as well as all-day passes, are currently not available for purchase. Sales of multi-day passes will resume on, Monday, July 24 after 4:00 p.m. for use beginning Tuesday. All visitors with valid passes for Monday, July 24 are invited to enjoy available Summit Center activities, but will be asked to depart The Summit by 4:00 p.m. The presidential visit will not be open to the public.

Program and Activity Area Closing Times

The following activity areas have modified closing times on Monday, July 24, as noted:

Program AreaClosing Time
Gateway Zip10:00 a.m.
Legacy Zip10:00 a.m.
Stand Up Paddleboarding10:00 a.m.
Water Reality10:00 a.m.
Boulder Cove Climbing Activities10:30 a.m.
Goodrich Dam at Boulder Cove10:30 a.m.
Legacy Food and Trading10:30 a.m.
Legacy Retail Operations10:30 a.m.
Legacy and Freedom Field11:00 a.m.
Stadium Backstage Tours11:30 a.m.
Fishing12:00 p.m.
Nature at the Summit1:00 p.m.
Big Zip2:00 p.m.
Freedom Trail2:00 p.m.
Garden Ground Mountain (OA Trek Guides will arrive in subcamps one hour earlier than normal, at 6:00 a.m.)2:00 p.m.
Kayak2:00 p.m.
Messengers of Peace Day of Service2:00 p.m.
STEM Quest2:00 p.m.
The Barrels2:00 p.m.
The Bows2:00 p.m.
The Park2:00 p.m.
The SCUBA2:00 p.m.
The Trax2:00 p.m.
Action Point Activities2:00 p.m.
Low Gear2:00 p.m.
The Rocks2:00 p.m.
The Ropes2:00 p.m.
Action Point Exhibits3:00 p.m.
Gateway3:00 p.m.
Gateway Retail Operations3:30 p.m.
Boys' Life Media ExperienceAll Day
Conservation TrailAll Day
Road around Goodrich LakeAll Day
Stadium ExhibitsAll Day
Trail 21All Day
Venturing Crew RaftingAll Day
NESA PresentationRescheduled or Cancelled
ScoutChat PresentationRescheduled or Cancelled

Mobilization – Moving to the Stadium

Mobilization will occur according to a contingent’s base camp assignment. It is important to follow the listed times. Expect TSA-style security and magnetometers at the designated stadium entry points. The mobilization schedule is designed to minimize the delays possible in securing a crowd of this size. Please note: delays are still possible. Please be patient. Security checks are necessary to ensure a safe and awesome environment for the president’s visit!

Please leave your base camp and head to the AT&T Summit Stadium as follows:

  • Base Camp Alpha- 3:00 p.m. – Proceed to the Scott Summit Center via Alpha Bravo Road and Jack Furst Drive
  • Base Camp Bravo- 3:00 p.m. – Proceed through the Consol Energy Bridge towards the Scott Summit Center
  • Base Camp Charlie- 1:45 p.m. – Goodrich Dam
  • Base Camp Delta- 2:15 p.m. – Goodrich Dam via Loop Road, through C-2 road, onto the Goodrich Dam
  • Base Camp Echo- 2:45 p.m. – Goodrich Dam via the backroad, through C-2 road, onto the Goodrich Dam
  • Base Camp Foxtrot- Please note: If the contingent is participating in their day of service, they will be returned to Summit Center, and proceed with Alpha and Bravo at 3:00 p.m. If the contingent is not participating in their day of service, they will proceed to Goodrich Dam with Delta at 2:15 p.m.

Please defer to direction from subcamp leadership during mobilization. As participants move toward the stadium, they will receive direction on where to proceed through screening, please follow these instructions to ensure an orderly load into the stadium.

MOPDOS, STEM Quest, and White Water Rafting

Please note specifics as follows related to MOPDOS, STEM Quest, and White Water Rafting. Note: If a particular subcamp is not listed, that subcamp is operating normally.

  • A1- Attend STEM Quest at a different time on a separate day than scheduled
  • A2- Attend STEM Quest at a different time on a separate day than scheduled
  • A4- Messengers of Peace Day of Service is moved to Tuesday, July 25th
  • B4- Rafting will be rescheduled TBD
  • C1- Minor changes to rafting
  • C2- Change in both loading and returning locations for Messengers of Peace Day of Service
  • C3- Minor changes to rafting
  • C4- Minor changes to rafting
  • D2- Messengers of Peace Day of Service is moved to Wednesday

Participants who were off-site for the Day of Service will be returned to Scott Summit Center, and there will be a truck available to place their gear, which will be returned to their basecamp after the show. Please clearly label all personal gear so it may be returned — these trucks are only available to those returning from off-site activities.

All Day of Service participants will be required to attend the presidential visit. If a participant would like to complete their Day of Service on an alternate day, that request will be accommodated.

Amenities Inside the Stadium

Once contingents arrive into the AT&T Summit Stadium, they will have access to water and the evening meal during their wait inside of the stadium. Hydration stations, restrooms, a medical tent, and waste receptacles will be available for those who have been screened and are inside of the security perimeter. To ensure sufficient quantities of food are available, contingents will be asked on Sunday, July 23rd for a head count of those who plan to attend the presidential visit. Food allergies and dietary restrictions will be taken into account.

Timeline

The presidential visit timeline is as follows:

  • Magnetometer security screenings cease at 5:30 p.m. Please note: Anyone not screened and inside the security perimeter by 5:30 p.m. will not be able to attend the president’s remarks. Even if a line or queue exists, the security detail will stop screening people promptly at 5:30 p.m.. Make sure you arrive at the stadium in sufficient time to move through security lines.
  • President arrives and gives his address to the jamboree at 6 p.m.
  • Once the president leaves, jamboree shows will continue as scheduled and will conclude around 8:00 p.m.
  • After the president’s departure, Jamboree operations will resume as normal. Participants should return to their subcamps as they did after the Saturday evening show.

Suggested Items

The presidential visit is an exciting experience for all participants. It is suggested that to make the most of this opportunity, participants bring the following items with them to the stadium:

  • Cell phones (please charge your phone, there will be no charging stations)
  • Water bottle (meeting the restrictions below)
    • Everyone is encouraged to consume water during the mobilization. Fill up your water bottle before you leave your subcamp. Hydration stations will be located along the mobilization routes to refill. All allowable water bottles will have to be emptied out prior to going through the security checkpoints. Hydration stations will be available within the stadium.
  • Rain Gear
  • Sunscreen but it must be in a small container (Think TSA 3oz or less)
  • Snacks
  • Medications
  • Activity “Class B” Uniform (Field “Class A” uniforms are not necessary)

Prohibited Items

While entering the stadium, particular items will be prohibited. These items below will NOT be allowed inside the stadium:

  • Non-transparent, metal, thermal, and glass containers.
    • Everyone is encouraged to consume water during the mobilization. Fill up your water bottle before you leave your subcamp. Hydration stations will be located along the mobilization routes to refill. All allowable water bottles will have to be emptied out prior to going through the security checkpoints. Hydration stations will be available within the stadium.
  • Flashlights including headlamps (the show will conclude before dark and you are welcome to use your smartphone flashlight)
  • Backpacks including hydration packs
  • Portable/external batteries are not allowed
  • All Bags and Signs (including blank cardboard or paper)
  • Supports for Signs
  • Aerosol Containers
  • Knives (including pocket knives), Explosives, Toy Guns, Shotgun Shell Cases, Firearms, Ammunition, Mace, Pepper Spray and all Weapons
  • Walking sticks, poles, flags with poles and selfie sticks
  • Chairs (including stadium or camp chairs)
  • Beach Balls
  • Glow Sticks and Wands
  • Umbrellas
  • Laser Pointers
  • Packages
  • Drones
  • Bikes
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Animals (except for service animals)
  • Structures
  • Towels
  • Any other items at the discretion of security; please err on the side of caution

App Features

When utilizing the 2017 National Jamboree App powered by AT&T, the maps feature will not reflect the changes to the schedule on Monday, July 24th, although schedules within the app are being adjusted. Due to the schedule changes, the app’s walking directions feature may not be accurate, so please plan appropriately for travel on Monday around the site. Update your app data often throughout the day for the latest information.

Inclement Weather

If any inclement weather occurs, proper measures and procedures will be taken to ensure the safety of all contingents at the AT&T Summit Stadium. Make sure to bring a rain jacket or poncho in case of the possibility of rain in the afternoon.

Non-Attendees

Like all activities at the jamboree, it is a participant’s choice to engage in activities. We encourage all participants to take full advantage as many activities and experiences as they can. If member(s) of your contingent do not wish to take part in the shows on Monday, July 24th, they are not required to do so. They may remain in camp, under adult supervision (consistent with BSA Youth Protection policies).

Additional Updates

A final update on schedule, logistics, mobilization, and other relevant information for the presidential visit will be sent to leaders on Monday, July 24th at 12 p.m. Please continue to check app notifications, email, and 2017Jambo.org for breaking updates.