The Boy Scouts of America is joining with Transportation Management Services to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly transportation solutions for participants at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. While TMS will be managing bus registration, arrivals and departures, and all Scout movements during the jamboree, TMS also offers its services for troops to charter buses for transportation to and from the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Who is TMS?
TMS is a transportation management firm. TMS’s safety standards meet all federal regulations, and its experience over the last two decades on similar projects and events including the 2013 National Scout Jamboree positions it to assist the Boy Scouts of America. TMS can handle all the logistics to get your troop to and from the jamboree.
Why book your bus with TMS?
TMS will work with its preferred suppliers around the U.S. to provide lower bus pricing for your troop. In addition, it may be able to use the vehicles and drivers brought in from other states during the jamboree for those who are the first ones to book early on a first-come first-serve basis, thus saving costs for the troops and reducing environmental impact by maximizing available resources. Buses and drivers booked through TMS will be provided with local accommodations, training, accreditation, and meals. Further, TMS carries $10 million of insurance, which supplements the insurance coverage of its extensive pool of bus operators. To book your bus through TMS, please go to www.tms.com and click on “Boy Scouts of America” (jamboree logo) in the upper right-hand corner. After TMS gathers the necessary information, it will create a bus pricing quote for your troop.
TMS Offers …
- Contingency plans for unexpected emergencies on the road
- Convenient, no-hassle, online booking and payment options
- Only $100 to hold your reservation, followed by three payments
- High safety standards
- $10 million of insurance
- DVD/video options
- Environmentally friendly transportation solutions
TMS will work with you to plan for and conduct the transportation element of the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. If TMS coordinates your troop’s transportation, you will not have to worry as much about this vital piece of your jamboree experience.
What if I book my own bus?
TMS’s team will manage all bus movements during the event, in part due to limited space at the Summit Bechtel Reserve and related off-site locations. It is mandatory for ALL buses to be registered for specific arrival and departure times through the TMS registration process, and it is mandatory for out-of-network bus operators to coordinate with TMS. If you do not book your travel through TMS, we recommend that you convey this information to the bus operator when booking your reservation.
Please note, specific arrival times for registration day and departure times for the final day will be assigned by TMS and adhered to. Bus permits for these days indicating assigned times will be required for ALL vehicles. Bus permits and arrival/departure times can be obtained here.
For all questions regarding bus permits, arrival times, and departure times, please contact TMS directly at 800-437-7629, or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Councils please note, it is mandatory that all councils apply for a bus permit through this site in order to be allowed to enter the Summit Bechtel Reserve.