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The national Scout jamboree is a gathering, or jamboree of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America, usually held every four years and organized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Referred to as "the Jamboree", "Jambo", or NSJ, Scouts from all over the nation and world have the opportunity to attend. They are considered to be one of several unique experiences that the Boy Scouts of America offers. The first jamboree was scheduled to be held in 1935 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting, but was delayed two years. The 1937 jamboree in the Nation’s Capital attracted 25,000 Scouts, who camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin.[1] The event was covered extensively by national media and attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Following the disruption of World War II, the next jamboree was not held until 1950 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.[2] Subsequent jamborees have been held around the country as a means to promoting Scouting nationally. Since 1981, the jamboree has been located Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The BSA is searching for a new permanent site as of the 2013 jamboree,[3] and has begun negotiations for property in Goshen, Virginia. [4] [5] A jamboree is held for ten consecutive days and offers many activities for youth participants and the 300,000 members of the general public who visit it. It is considered to be Scouting at its best.

Recent national Scout jamborees have ended with a spectacular arena show

U.S. President Roosevelt in a national radio address announcing the 1937 national Scout jamboree, Wash., D.C. subcamp within the encampment. The 2005 National Scout Jamboree had 20 subcamps, identified by number and named after famous explorers (e.g. Robert Ballard, Steve Fossett, Joe Kittinger, and Will Steger.)

Like the Boy Scouts of America’s national organization, the jamboree is divided into regions — Central, Western, Northeast, and Southern. Each region is made up of five to six subcamps, with twenty in all. Each subcamp has its own latrines, shower facilities, food commissaries, with one "action center" per region. Each subcamp contains a number of troops, identified by a three or four digit number depending on the location of the

Troops and contingents
Attending the jamboree is an intensive and expensive process. Considering the logistics of having thousands of youth and their leaders concentrated in one area at one time, the Jamboree Division of the National Council coordinates the entire jamboree process. A


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wear on the Scout’s field uniform, and a jamboree council shoulder patch. Training and preparation for the jamboree often begins more than a year before the actual jamboree begins. Most troops require the adult leaders to obtain Basic Scoutmaster training and Wood Badge, an intensive management training course offered by the BSA. Before the jamboree begins, many troops visit Washington, D.C. and other areas of interest near Fort A.P. Hill.

Scouts from all over the country and the world showed up for the jamboree.


Dutchess County Council (NY) troop at the 1977 jamboree, held at Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania Seven presidents have appeared at the jamboree. normal Boy Scout troop cannot petition to attend the jamboree as participants, instead, the local council establishes a jamboree committee which is charged with promoting and facilitating the experience to their members. Local council committees typically have volunteer members responsible for finance, fundraising, training, recruitment, transportation, touring while en route to the jamboree site, and other functions where appropriate. Youth members sign up for the jamboree through an application process to the local council, who then places each boy into the jamboree troop. Large councils are granted multiple jamboree troops. Each troop comprises four adults (a Scoutmaster, and three assistant Scoutmasters) and 36 youth in four traditional patrols of eight boys each, plus a leadership corps of four older boys (senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, quartermaster, and scribe). After being assigned a jamboree troop, members are given their troop numbers, a participant’s patch for Youth and adult volunteer and professional Scouters, plus members of the military and government provide a number of services to the jamboree by being on staff. Jamboree staff are given a special hat and neckerchief as tokens of their service, plus many of the different staff groups have special patches or pins that are sought after by youth and adult participants. In addition to the regional staff that provide services in subcamps and at the regional activity centers, many other staff members work in areas that serve the entire jamboree. Staff members arrive a number of days before the jamboree begins and usually depart on the same day or several days after participants leave, depending on their assignments. Regional staff members often stay within the subcamps, while National staff members stay in barracks locations within the post itself.

First national jamboree
The first national jamboree was held in Washington, D.C. for ten days in July 1937,


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attended by 25,000 Scouts, most of whom arrived by train. Region campsites were set up around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin.[1] The event was covered extensively by radio and newspapers. A press tent accommodated 626 news media reporters, photographers, and broadcasters. Sixty-four news releases were issued and the BSA assisted in the making of 11 newsreels and 53 magazine articles.[6] The three major U.S. radio networks of the time, NBC, CBS and Mutual, had broadcasting studios near the jamboree headquarters to produce almost 19 hours of live, on–site jamboree coverage broadcast coast–to–coast. Celebrities also visited the jamboree, including well–known broadcaster Lowell Thomas and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While at the jamboree, Scouts also attended a three-game baseball series between the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox at Griffith Stadium, as well as touring nearby Mount Vernon.[6]

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List of jamborees
The National Scout Jamborees have been held at a number of different locations.[7][8] BSA announced in June 2008 that locales interested in permanently hosting the National Jamboree should submit applications to BSA. Permanent Jamboree site considerations include 5,000 acres (20 km2) to be donated or leased for 100 years, water, natural beauty, transportation, ability to also host World Jamborees, and use as a BSA high adventure/ training center in non-jamboree years. A decision on the site, which is envisioned to be used for the next 100 years, is expected by year end.[3] A decision was announced on Feb 11, 2009 that the future home of the National Jamboree will be located in Goshen Virginia and the new High Adventure Base would be located in Fayette and Raleigh Counties, West Virginia. National jamborees are now traditionally held two years after a World Jamboree. 2010 is a slight aberration in the schedule (which resumes in 2013) due to the 100th anniversary of BSA. Comanche Trail Council Indian Camp at the National Scout jamboree in Washington, D. C., July, 1937.

Each unit that attends the jamboree is assigned to a campsite. In front of the camp site, the troop constructs a gateway to display trademarks of their council or state. Gateways can range from the very simple to the extremely elaborate.

Patch trading
Each troop that goes to the jamboree has a special patch, or series of patches, made especially for the jamboree. Once at the jamboree , Scouts trade their council’s patches for patches from across US and even the world. At each jamboree there are always several hot patches, that everyone seems to want, usually a patch relating to something in pop culture. At the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, popular patches displayed such things as Ron Jon Surf Shop, Master Chief from Halo, Star Wars characters, SoBe energy drink, and the unofficial, yet still sought after, Hooters patches.

Jamboree traditions

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Dates Attendence

Washington, BSA Silver Jubilee D.C. (25th) Canceled due to a polio epidemic. Washington D.C.

01935-08-21 N/A August 21, 1935–01935-08-30 August 30, 1935[9] 01937-06-30 June &0000000000027238.00000027,238 30, 1937–01937-07-09 July 9, 1937 01950-06-27 June &0000000000047163.00000047,163 27, 1950–01950-07-06 July 6, 1950 01953-07-17 July &0000000000045401.00000045,401 17, 1953–01953-07-23 July 23, 1953



Valley "Strengthen Forge, Liberty" Pennsylvania Irvine "Forward on Ranch, Cali- Liberty’s Team" fornia (Area now called Jamboree Road) Valley "Onward For God Forge, And My Country" Pennsylvania Colorado Springs, Colorado "For God and Country" BSA Golden Jubilee (50th)



01957-07-12 July &0000000000052580.00000052,580 12, 1957–01957-07-18 July 18, 1957 01960-07-22 July &0000000000056377.00000056,377 22, 1960–01960-07-28 July 28, 1960 01964-07-17 July &0000000000050960.00000050,960 17, 1964–01964-07-23 July 23, 1964



Valley "Strengthen AmerForge, ica’s Heritage" Pennsylvania Farragut State Park, Idaho


"Building to Serve" 01969-07-16 July &0000000000034251.00000034,251 16, 1969–01969-07-22 July 22, 1969 01973-08-01 &0000000000073610.00000073,610 August 1, (Combined) 1973–01973-08-07 August 7, 1973 (ID) 01973-08-03 August 3, 1973–01973-08-09 August 9, 1973 (PA) 01977-08-03 &0000000000028601.00000028,601 August 3, 1977–01977-08-09 August 9, 1977


Farragut "Growing State Park, Together" Idaho and Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania


Moraine "Forward State Park, Together" Pennsylvania


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1981 Fort A.P. "Scouting’s Hill, Virginia Reunion with History" Fort A.P. "Scouting’s Hill, Virginia Reunion with History" BSA Diamond Jubilee (75th)

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01981-07-29 July &0000000000029765.00000029,765 29, 1981–01981-08-04 August 4, 1981 01985-07-24 July &0000000000032625.00000032,625 24, 1985–01985-07-30 July 30, 1985[10]



Fort A.P. "The Adventure Be- 01989-08-03 &0000000000032717.00000032,717 Hill, Virginia gins...With AmerAugust 3, ica’s Youth" 1989–01989-08-09 August 9, 1989 Fort A.P. "Scouting...A Hill, Virginia bridge to the Future" Fort A.P. "Character Hill, Virginia Counts...Be Prepared for the 21st Century" Fort A.P. "Strong Values, Hill, Virginia Strong Leaders...Character Counts" Fort A.P. "Character Not Hill, Virginia Only Counts, It Multiplies" Fort A.P. "Celebrate 100 Hill, Virginia years of Scouting" celebrating the 100th anniversary of the BSA. Goshen, Virginia 01993-08-04 &0000000000034449.00000034,449 August 4, 1993–01993-08-10 August 10, 1993 01997-07-28 July &0000000000036015.00000036,015 28, 1997–01997-08-06 August 6, 1997 02001-07-23 July &0000000000042002.00000042,002 23, 2001–02001-08-01 August 1, 2001 02005-07-25 July &0000000000043000.00000043,000 25, 2005–02005-08-03 August 3, 2005 02010-07-26 July 26, 2010–02010-08-04 August 4, 2010







Military support lawsuit
On April 4, 2007, a US Court of Appeals ruled that federal support for the national jamboree may continue. For details on this controversy, see Winkler v. Rumsfeld.

[1] ^ "National Jamboree". Time. 1937-07-12. magazine/article/0,9171,788126,00.html. Retrieved on 2008-09-24. [2] Valley Forge National Historical Park: Making and Remaking a National Symbol (Chapter 8) [3] ^ "Boy Scouts of America Seeks Permanent Home for National Jamboree for 2013 and Beyond". The Earth Times. 2008-06-03. articles/show/boy-scouts-of-americaseeks,418599.shtml. Retrieved on 2008-06-03.

See also
• Jamboree Road

External links
• Boy Scouts of America • IEEE Program • Harry Truman’s address to the Jamboree


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[4] "Boy Scouts of America to Pursue 0004970873&EDATE=#. Retrieved on Negotiations With Sites in Eastern 2009-02-20. Region to Establish National Scouting [6] ^ The National and World Jamborees in Center". The Earth Times. 2009-02-11. Pictures, New York: Boy Scouts of America (1937). boy-scouts-of-america-to,713809.shtml. [7] January 2009 Jamboree Bulletin Retrieved on 2009-02-12. [8] West Texas Scouting History [5] "BSA Project Arrow Committee settles on [9] 1935 Jamboree information site for National Scouting Center". PR [10] [ Newswire Association LLC. 2009-02-11. jambo_comanche1985.html Specific information on 1985 (Date messed up in DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/ sources for remainder of table) www/story/02-11-2009/

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