2017 National Jamboree July 19 - 28, 2017

Jamboree Event Calendar

Kickoff Troop Meeting
Sept 22, 7:00 - 8:30, location: College Church, 58 Pomeroy Terrace, Northampton, MA

Be Prepared: Read the Kickoff Meeting email notice

This meeting is open to scouts who have registered and their parents or guardians, as well as scouts and parents who would like to learn more about the National Jamboree, and the Western Mass contingent plan, before registering.  

Troop Meeting Schedule
Nov 20, 2016 - Meeting Notice
Jan 22, 2017 - Meeting Canceled - Read Notice
Feb 12, 2017 - replacing January meeting - Meeting Canceled due to weather
Mar 19, 2017
May 7, 2017
July 9, 2017 (if needed)

Pre-Jamboree Campouts - Magee Pavilion at Moses
Apr 28-30, 2017
June 9-11, 2017

2017 Jamboree Preview
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Join the Council Jamboree Contingent

To attend the Jamboree, there are several steps to register.
1) Register on the National site - Step 1 - Register for the Jamboree with the BSA
2) Register with the Western Mass Council Troop - Step 2 - Register for the Jamboree with the Council

Fees listed on the National Jamboree site are the cost to attend the Jamboree.  This does not include other costs for our trip such as bus transportation, hotels and food to-and-from, and our pre-Jamboree sightseeing tours.  Each time, the trip is different.  The final cost will range from $1500-1800 depending on the itinerary selected.  Fundraising activities will be planned.

In 2010, the contingent stayed over in Washington D.C. and visited King's Dominion Water Park.
In 2013, we toured the Lackawanna Coal Mine and splashed down at the Massanutten Water Park.

Council Jambo flier.pdf

Check out the action in this promotion video - 2017 Jamboree promo video

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Jamboree Camperships Available

Limited camperships (scholarships) are available for YOUTH PARTICIPANTS to assist in the cost of attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.  To apply for a campership, parents/guardians of youth should fill out the Campership Application for their youth participant.

1. Campership Applications should be submitted no later than September 1, 2016
2. Only Youth participants are eligible to apply for a campership. Adult leaders and volunteer staff are not eligible.
3. Changes to the Campership Application are not permitted once submitted.
4. Applicants will be notified via email by October 1, 2016 if a campership has been awarded.
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Jamboree Scoutmasters Named

Western Mass Council is sending one Troop to the Jamboree which consists of 36 Scouts and 4 leaders. These 4 leader positions include the Scoutmaster as well as the first, second and third assistant Scoutmasters.

Scoutmaster - Dave Meier 
First Assistant Scoutmaster - Dave Flaherty
Second Assistant Scoutmaster - Patrick Nee
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Jamboree Committee

The Western Massachusetts Council has appointed a committee of volunteers, under the guidance of a professional staff member, to organize the Council's Jamboree operations.  This committee is responsible for selecting capable adult leadership, organizing the trip itinerary to and from the Jamboree, establishing a budget and payment plan, and other support functions.  The 2017 Council Jamboree Committee is composed of the following Scouters:

Jim Desjardins
Jim Goldrup
Sherry Kreps
Andy Reardon
Bob Walz

Steve Roberts, Professional Staff Advisor
John Willemain, Council Vice President, Program

Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.  We're very excited about the upcoming 2017 National Scout Jamboree and will work to help you and your Scouts get to this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Yours in Scouting,

Bob Walz
Jamboree Committee Chair
rewalz57@gmail.com

Steve Roberts
Jamboree Committee Staff Adviser
Steven.Roberts@scouting.org

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Living Scouting's Adventure

The 2017 theme, "Live Scouting's Adventure," speaks both to Scouting's century-old tradition of creating adventures that develop young people into the leaders of tomorrow and to the developing adventures of the next century of Scouting.

The "Live Scouting's Adventure" theme and logo symbolize the adventurous spirit and exciting high-adventure and outdoor opportunities available to youth and adult members in the Scouting program.