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2013 National Scout Jamboree

The council contigent is now offering a "No Tour" option. Get more information here...

"No Tour Option 2013 Jamboree Registration"

Help Inaugurate the Summit Bechtel Reserve Tour and Jamboree July 9-24, 2013

Join 400 Scouts, Venturing Scouts and Scouters from Denver at the 2013 National Jamboree!

Registration with National Council is now live - Register here, and see important information and links below!

Scouts and Scouters – Please plan to join the Denver Area Council Contingent to the 2013 National Jamboree at new Summit Bechtel Reserve (SBR) in West Virginia.

This is one of the most significant events in a Scout’s career, joining 400 Scouts and Scouters from Denver and 45,000 Scouts from the United States and foreign countries. This announcement is to promote the Jamboree and invite expressions of interest from youth and adults who would like to attend the 2013 event. Planning is underway and we are initiating the process of selecting leaders and establishing Scout Troops and Venturing Crews that will begin to operate in early 2012.

According to the Official Summit Blog, the 2013 Jamboree will be High Adventure, your way and made simple. Here is a better explanation, and 3 reasons why you should sign up for the jamboree:

  1. High adventure. With skateboarding, BMX, mountain biking, zip lining, rock climbing and rappelling, whitewater rafting, and much more, this isn’t your father’s jamboree. In 2013, when the Summit opens its doors for the first time, you will be in the No. 1 spot for high adventure.
  2. Your way. To make sure your jamboree experience at the Summit is one of a kind and exactly what you want, the new jamboree model allows you to decide which activities you want to do. In late 2012 or early 2013, activities registration will open so you can plan ahead and decide what you want to do most. (This means you should probably go ahead and get your jamboree registration started now — the earlier, the better.)
  3. Made simple. In the past, packing for the jamboree may have been a task. Well, not anymore. We know that your summer is already packed full of fun, so to make sure packing and traveling to the Summit isn’t a problem, Scout kits including tents, cots, dining flies, cooking utensils, and gas stoves will be waiting for you when you arrive. Also, you will receive a duffel bag in advance. All you need is yourself, some personal items and a sleeping bag!

Excited? Go sign up already!

Preparation For Applying To Attend The 2013 National Scout Jamboree

Registration is now active for the 2013 Jamboree. Please review the instructions below, and then follow the link to the Summit website to begin the registration process.

  1. The application candidate must have access to the website: www.summitbechtelreserve.org.
  2. The application candidate must have a Summit account (start by selecting “Get Started” at the top of www.summitbechtelreserve.org.
  3. The application candidate must have linked their BSA membership information with their Summit account. This will be a prompt immediately after creating an account, which can later be accessed by the following routing: selecting “mySCOUTbase” at the top of the site, selecting “My Account,” and then “Link My Membership.”
  4. Any application candidates younger than 18 years old at the time of applying are required to have parental approval. Parents are required to complete items 2 through 4 as well.
  5. The application candidate should have prepared a head-shot to upload to the registration site (200x200 pixels; .jpg, .gif, or .png format, less that 10MB).
  6. The application candidate should review the full  Be Prepared Policy documents for important information on health and safety guidelines for Jamboree participation.
  7. How do girls who are currently not old enough to join Venturing and so are not currently registered with the BSA apply for the jamboree?
    • They should contact the local council in their area and have their names put on a separate registration list that is maintained at the council. When/if they are approved by the council to be part of the contingent, the council will then save a place for them. Then as soon as they are old enough to join a crew, they need to submit their application online ASAP

Once the prerequisites have been met, the application candidate can select the “Apply Now” link found below the “2013 Jamboree” listing on the Summit main menu. Please refer to the Application Instructions document for complete details.

Ready? Register here for Jamboree 2013!


Already registered? Need to make a payment? Use the links below:

Announcing our 2013 Jamboree Contingent Leadership!

The Denver Area Council is pleased to announce the following Scouters have been selected as Scoutmasters for our Contingent Troops: Scott Markowitz, Henry Dittmer, Jonathan Tarr, Rick White, Joe Black, Bob Bucklin, Jim Auslen, and Jason Pettis; our Venture Crew Advisers are Jeff Hartig and Jim Rooney.

Who can go? What's the Plan?

The Contingent will tour east coast historic locations for 6-8 days and then join the Jamboree for 10 days. Our contingent will include 8 Troops/Crews, each comprised of 36 Scouts and 4 Scouters. Boy Scouts must be 1st Class and 12 years of age by July 15, 2013, but not have reached their 18th birthday by July 24, 2013. Venturing Scouts must be 14 years of age by July 15, 2013, but not have reached their 21st birthday by July 24. Troops/Crews ahve formed and have begun operations including development of adult leadership, youth leadership, committee support, fund raising, planning, fellowship and great Scouting! We estimate the cost of this event to be $2,700-2,800 per Scout. Extensive fund raising activity is planned in order to assist all Scouts to cover the costs. Scholarship support will be available on an individual situation basis.

Sneak Peek!

Check out this video of a typical 2013 Jamboree campsite.

Should you have questions, please contact:

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