National ScoutJamboree

Jamboree for Explorers

Based on the success from the Exploring Summerfest during the summer of 2016, we know Explorers are interested. The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017. This national celebration of youth now includes Explorers.  Rafting and kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, Scuba diving and BMX mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, shooting sports, zip-line canopy tours and challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning. We are excited to offer youth and adult participants in Exploring programs three different options for attending the Jamboree in 2017.

Option 1: Attend as a Participant

This is an amazing opportunity for Explorers to experience this national celebration at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Explorers will have access to all events and programs, take in the sights and experience the fun and exciting high adventure challenge courses that the Summit is known for.  The cost to attend is $975.00 per youth and adult. (Individuals may attend with other groups.)

Option 2: Attend as Staff

If you attend the Jamboree as a Staff member you can choose one of several service areas to support the National Jamboree: Health, Food Service, Traffic & Parking Control and Maintenance. During down time you can still participate in the scheduled programs and events, and experience the high adventure activities of the Summit. The cost to attend is $850.00 for staff members 26 years and older. For staff members 21 to 25 years of age, the cost to attend is $425.00.


If you elect to attend the Jamboree as a Participant and Staff your cost will be cut in half. You will be required to work half the event as a registered Staff volunteer and as a participant for the remaining half of the Jamboree. This is a great opportunity for Explorers to experience the National Jamboree, while saving on cost. The total cost to youth and Adult Explorers for this option is $480.00. Youth must attend with adult leaders.

Every option includes meals, shelter and all necessary accommodations.



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To find out more about the National Jamboree consult your local council; or call (972) 580-2489. You can also email with specific questions.  See qualifications for participation at .