Programs

2017 National Jamboree


Venture Crew leader Debbie Kerrigan, of Willow Park, Texas, attended the 2013 National Jamboree with her son. Find out why the experience meant so much to both of them …

Click here to order 2017 National Jamboree Patch Sets and the OA Jamboree Sets.


NEW for 2016: A parent may now register with their youth to attend together!


Every 4 years 30,000-40,000 Scouts and adults from all over the USA come together with 6000 volunteer staff at the most action packed Scouting event in the world: the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree. Every Council in the USA sends a contingent of Scouts to the jamboree. It’s the pinnacle Scouting experience! Sign up now to be a part of this once in a lifetime adventure! Click here for PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS.

Longhorn Council’s Jamboree Committee has reserved 4 Troops and 2 Crews to attend the Jamboree, each with leaders selected by the committee. Each Troop is 40 youth and adults and each Crew is 10 Venturers and adults. We have two Jamboree Trips to choose from. Space is limited, so reserve now!reg-now-image

The National Jamboree is held at The Summit Bechtel Reserve located at the New River Gorge National River in West Virginia. It’s 10 days of Scouting activities and adventures! The Longhorn Council’s participants will travel to West Virginia by bus and participate in whitewater, caving, a battlefield tour, and the National Jamboree.

The Jamboree has the 3rd largest Shooting Sports facility in the world, with 233 shooting stations, 116 archery stations and Trap shooting, Five-stand, Steel Targets, pistols, long distance rifles, 3D archery, sporting arrows, and much more. The BMX bike tracks and the skate board park are both #2 in the world! There are 50+ merit badge booths, dragon boat races, whitewater rafting, massive shows, scuba, ATVs, and military displays. The Jamboree has 50 mtn bike trails, 125 climbing stations, 100 Bouldering Stations, 6 challenge courses, 8 different canopy tours with 56 canopy tour stations (multiple zip lines, bridges, and rappels in the tree tops), and 5.4 miles of zip lines including the 3/4 mile Big Zip!

Click here for the NEW adult requirements.
Click here for PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS.

2017 Jamboree Trip Video.

TRIP 1: 3 Day Adventure Tour: Whitewater Rafting, Caving, & Gettysburg battlefield tour
FEE: $2900
July 15: Depart
July 16: Raft New River Gorge, stay at West Virginia Univ. Rec Center (full access to Climbing, Pools, Rec Center)
July 17: Raft Upper or Lower Yough River, Caving trip in Laurel Caverns, stay at WVU Rec Center.
July 18: Gettysburg battlefield tour, stay at WVU Rec Center.
July 19: Arrive at Jamboree
July 28: Depart Jamboree
July 29: Arrive home

TRIP 2: 1 Day Express Tour: Whitewater Express Trip
FEE: $2100
July 18: Depart
July 19: Raft the New River Gorge, arrive at Jamboree
July 28: Depart Jamboree
July 29: Arrive home

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The Jamboree fee will cover transportation, lodging, adventure tour costs, meals, the BSA National Jamboree Fee, insurance, most patrol and troop equipment, contingent T-shirts, a pack, patches, a caving headlamp, and all food & supplies for the mandatory council contingent training encampment (at Worth Ranch on a weekend in April or May 2017).

All major camping gear (tents, cooking gear, etc.) is provided by the National Jamboree upon arrival. Additional costs for participants will be personal equipment purchases needed for the trip (sleeping bags, hiking boots, etc.), patches for trading, and spending money for the trip.

NOTE: All participants must pass the BSA Swimmer’s test. Click here for PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS.

For more information, email Michael Cawood, Jamboree Chairman, at Jamboree2017@longhorn.org. Or contact the Longhorn Council at Jeff.Peters@scouting.org, or camping@longhorn.org.

Click here for the 2017 National Jamboree payment and schedule form (rev. 3).

NOTE: Prices are subject to change if (and only if) transportation and tour costs rise significantly as the Jamboree approaches.


Past OA National Chief Alex Call from south Texas talks about the 2010, 2013, and 2017 National Jamborees (01:40)

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