BlogTransportation to Jamboree

Posted on February 15, 2017 by

Jamboree is coming soon! Patch trading, zip lining, rock climbing, swimming and more. However, before everyone can enjoy their time at the Jamboree, they need to get there first.

Transportation to the 2017 National Jamboree is designed to be as simple as possible. The staff are able to accommodate and check in those traveling by bus, planes and cars.

Transportation Management Services (TMS) coordinates all bus movements with the Jamboree Administrators to provide safe and efficient bus transportation to and from Bechtel Summit Reserve. The transportation management firm provides Scout-friendly transportation across the nation. However, those who use a bus from a different rental service must register their arrival and departure times with Transportation Management Services.

For staff members traveling by air, there are shuttles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina to the check-in site from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Cost is $45 for a one-way trip and $90 for a round trip shuttle ride to and from the airport before and after the National Jamboree. For those flying into Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia, shuttle times are more frequent from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM. The cost is $25 for a one-way ride and $50 for a round trip shuttle.

Those using a personal vehicle will need to park at the Transportation Management Services registration site to check-in at the Jamboree. From there, guides will lead the cars to long term parking. Once those from the airport and those who drove their own cars are at the registration site, a free shuttle service will take them to the Jamboree.

Every participant and staff member is required to register their arrival and departure times with TMS.

Transportation during the Jamboree will be similar to years past. The use of busses will be minimal at this year’s Jamboree; meaning that participants will have to hike for most of the activities. Staff members will not have to walk more than thirty minutes between their tent and work area.

For all transportation related questions, please contact jamboree@tms.com.