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2013 National Jamboree / Go BIG, Go WILD

Get ready!  The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree.  We're talking seriously high adventure, people!  Whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia.

When: July 15 -24, 2013
Where: The Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve, Beckley, West Virginia


For the latest information, pictures and videos check out the Summit websites:





The National Council recently purchased and is currently developing a 10,600-acre site in West Virginia as a permanent location for National Jamborees, the 2019 World Jamboree, annual high-adventure treks, and a training center.  Located adjacent to the acclaimed New River Gorge, the Summit will feature whitewater, climbing, mountain-biking, and a host of other terrific activities.

How do I register for the Jamboree?

Camper and staff registration are now open!  Click this link for detailed information!

Before you attempt to register, you must first create a user account via the National Jamboree website.  (This is unique for the Jamboree, and it is not related to your MyScouting account.)  Once you have created this account, you may register for any of the available options (i.e. Leader, Scout, or Staff).  Be prepared with your BSA Membership ID and have a recent digital photo to upload before you begin. 

If under 18, the parent or guardian will also have to create their own National Jamboree account and link your child’s BSA membership to the parent’s account. From the parent’s account you can review your child’s application, approve and submit it to National. You MUST complete this step for your son’s application to be submitted. Once each applicant has successfully submitted their application, their dashboard will show a status of “Pending Review.”

Having problems registering?  Check out these helpful instructions:



Chicago Area Council Jamboree Contingent Patch Set

Chicago Area Council is proud to present the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Contingent patch set. The thematic five-piece Jamboree Shoulder Patches surrounding the large center patch depicts historic scenes from Chicago's rich past as represented by each of the four stars on its municipal flag. Do not miss out on owning a piece of history with our unique patch collection. All patches are sold as a set.

Owasippe Lodge Jamboree OA Patch Set

Owasippe Lodge 7 is proud to present the 2013 National Scout Jamboree Order of the Arrow patch set. This two-piece patch set (top flap and bottom pocket) depicts an iconic scene of Chicago’s skyline and the sun rising over Lake Michigan, represented by a six point star from our municipal flag. 

This patch set is being offered exclusively to dues paying members of the Order of the Arrow, Owasippe Lodge and Out-of Council OA members. Proof of registration may be required.

Download the order form today!

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