National Scout Jamboree

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Scouting's flagship event is a gathering of Scouts, leaders, and volunteer staff. Once every four years, over the course of 10 summer days, Scouts from all over the country gather to experience everything that is great about the Boy Scouts of America.

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

The Summit is the new permanent home for the national Scout jamboree. More than 10,000 acres near West Virginia's New River Gorge National River area provide an exciting outdoor experience. Scouts enjoy world-class, state-of-the-art facilities and participate in variety of high-adventure activities.

2013 National Scout Jamboree

  • July 15 through July 24, 2013
  • Jamboree participants included:
      • 24,682 Boy Scouts ages 12-17 years old and 2,118 Venturers ages 14-21 years old
      • 2,782 Boy Scout leaders and 455 Venturing leaders
      • 6,224 staff members
      • Approximately, 15,732 visitor days purchased
      • Total attendance, including visitors: 52,319

      2013 National Scout Jamboree Activities

      The 2013 National Scout Jamboree activities included mountain boarding, whitewater rafting, climbing, canopy tours, and other high-adventure activities. Scouts also participated in merit badge and vendor activities and a day of service to the community. To learn more about all of the activities available at the Summit, please visit www.summithighadventure.org.

      2013 National Scout Jamboree Food Facts

      • Lunches for staff, Scouts, and leaders were distributed at breakfast.
      • Breakfasts and dinners for staff were served in a staff dining hall, which served over 250,000 meals during the jamboree.
      • Breakfast and dinner for leaders and Scouts were prepared by Scouts at their units' campsites.
      • The total pounds/number of the most popular breakfast items prepared by Scouts include:
          • 105,000 pancakes
          • 6,000 pounds or 120,000 strips of bacon
          • 1,200 gallons of eggs
          • 133,000 sausage patties
          • The total pounds/number of the most popular dinner items prepared by Scouts include:
              • 42,000 pounds of chicken breast with barbeque sauce
              • 17,000 pounds of jambalaya
              • 67,000 burgers
              • 14,000 pounds of Asian stir fry
              • 21,000 pounds of beef stew
              • 80,000 hot dogs

              2013 National Scout Jamboree Additional Facts

              • Boy Scouts, Venturers, Boy Scout leaders, Venturing leaders, and staff members hiked an average of five miles each day, which is a total of 181,305 miles each day and 1,813,050 miles over the 10-day event.
              • Approximately, 18,193 tents were used by Boy Scouts, Venturers, Boy Scout leaders, Venturer leaders, and staff members.

              Year

              Location

              Attendance

              1937

              Washington, D.C.

              27,238

              1950

              Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

              47,163

              1953

              Irvine Ranch, California

              45,401

              1957

              Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

              52,580

              1960

              Colorado Springs, Colorado*

              56,377

              1964

              Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

              50,960

              1969

              Farragut State Park, Idaho

              34,251

              1973

              Farragut State Park, Idaho and
              Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania

              73,610

              1977

              Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania

              28,601

              1981

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

              29,765

              1985

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia**

              32,615

              1989

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

              32,717

              1993

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

              34,449

              1997

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

              36,015

              2001

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

              40,002

              2005

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

              43,307

              2010

              Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia***

              43,434

              2013

              The Summit Bechtel Reserve

              52,319

              Total Jamboree attendance through the years

              760,804

              * Golden jubilee
              ** Diamond jubilee
              *** 100th Anniversary

              World Scout Jamboree

              World Scout Jamborees are generally held every four years.

              • The next World Scout Jamboree will be held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, in 2015.
                • 30,000 Scouts and Scouters from around the world are expected to attend.

                 

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