National Jamboree

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 - Meeting Notice - Follow-up Notes
May 7, 2017 - Swim test and info meeting @ 1:PM at Springfield YMCA
July 9, 2017 - 2PM at The College Church in Northampton

Pre-Jamboree Campouts
Apr 29-30, 2017 - Aquatics Lodge @ Camp Moses
June 10-11, 2017 - Noble View AMC (near Camp Moses)

Departure Date and Time:

July 16th 7AM at Dick's Sporting Goods in West Springfield

 

JAMBOREE SITE AND MAIL INSTRUCTIONS

We are Troop A1225 and we will be camping in site B110. We will be serviced out of subcamp A1.

Mail to scouts or leaders should be addressed as follows:

First and last name
Troop A1225
2017 National Jamboree
92 SBR 2
Mount Hope, WV 25888

 

HERE ARE THE APPS THAT ALL SCOUTS AND LEADERS SHOULD HAVE ON THEIR MOBILE PHONE FOR THE JAMBOREE

Swiftshopper: all scouts will need this when it's their turn to shop for the troop. Android and Apple versions are available. NOTE: the app needs the camera enabled to read the barcodes.

Download here: http://swiftshopper.com/

See configuration instructions here: http://jamboreefoodteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-BSA-National-Jamboree-Swift-Shopper-Scout-Registration.pdf

The QR code you need during setup is linked in the resources below.

 

2017 Jamboree App: this is an app that contains all kinds of information about the Jamboree and all of the activity areas and events. Everyone should have this.

All of the information about the app can be found here: http://www.summitbsa.org/download-jamboree-app/

 

RESOURCES

2017 Jamboree Preview

 

File Name Description
** Bus Check-in Form Bus check-in form. Please complete this form and bring it with you on Sunday. Download
** Jamboree Adventure Itinerary The final itinerary. It's critical that everyone arrives on-time for the bus on Sunday. Emergency items can be shipped overnight to the Lewisburg hotel if needed. NOTE: it must arrive Tuesday. We will be leaving the hotel on Wednesday morning before the mail arrives. Download
** Jamboree ATV Consent Form Every scout who intends on riding ATV's at the Jamboree must complete this form. Download
** Jamboree Daily Schedule Download
** QR Code for the Swiftshopper App Download
** Recommended Gear List Recommended gear for the Jamboree. NOTE: you may adjust the quantities of the clothing items as needed. However, remember that you may have to do laundry more frequently. Don't count on wearing the same socks three days in a row! Download
** Summit Waiver Forms All Jamboree participants must complete this form and return it before getting on the bus on Sunday July 16th. Several participants completed it at the meeting on the 9th. Everyone else should just bring it with them on the 16th. Download
** WMC Code of Conduct Form Every participant must complete and return this form before boarding the bus on the 16th. Several participants completed it at the meeting on the 9th. Everyone else should just bring it with them on the 16th. Download
BSA-Health-Form.pdf BSA Annual Health Form. Every Jamboree participant must complete this form. Download
Jamboree Rafting Check-In Instructions.pdf This document explains the Rafting program. Every participant needs a signed RAFTING WAIVER FORM that is available below. The adult leaders will collect these forms during our upcoming Pre-Jamboree meetings or camping events. Download
RAFTING-WAIVER-FORM.pdf All whitewater rafting participants must complete this form. Download
UniformSaleJambo.pdf A scout is THRIFTY. Save money on uniform items purchased from the Western Mass Scout Stores. Download
Zip Lines, Aerial Tokens & Adventure Pass.pdf This document explains the "token" system that will be used for several high-demand actviities at the 2017 National Jamboree. Each Troop is allocated six Big Zip tokens. Everyone who doesn't get a Big Zip token will get another token that can be used at one of several other high-demand activities. Download