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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 above during the full-day trek to Garden Ground Mountain.

Buckskin Games
Scouts will hike to the top of Garden Ground Mountain to participate in buckskin games and more. (Summit Blog Staff Photo)

On the morning of their trek, Scouts will be guided from their villages on a 3-mile hike to the top of the mountain.

Garden Ground is also the summit of the Summit Bechtel Reserve. Cool, huh?

“The area on top is big enough to fit a 9-hole golf course — it’s a big territory,” said Larry Pritchard, 2013 jamboree director.

In order to get all Scouts at the jamboree to the top, approximately 8,000 will take the trek each day. They will start in 4 different locations and hike on different routes, but will meet together at the top of Garden Ground.

And because hiking works up an appetite, all Scouts will feast on a barbecue dinner on the night of their trek, rather than returning to their village for dinner. Anyone hungry yet?

Did you hear that Scouts and Scouters all need to be in shape for the jambo?  This trek is just one reason why everyone needs to get fit.

Stay tuned to the blog for more updates for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.

What’s your favorite buckskin game?

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