A contingent of 220 Scouts and Venturers arrived at the Summit on Monday, July 15 for the 2013 National Jamboree under the leadership of Dr. John Weltmer
a veteran of four national and world jamborees.
When: July 15 -24, 2013
Where: The Summit Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve, Glen Jean, West Virginia
The National Council is currently developing a 10,600-acre site in
West Virginia as a permanent location for national jamborees, the 2019
World Jamboree, annual high-adventure treks, and a training center.
Located adjacent to the acclaimed New River Gorge, the Summit will
feature whitewater, climbing, mountain-biking, zip-lining, SCUBA and a
host of other terrific activities.
The 2010 National Jamboree Contingent was composed of more than 200
Scouts and leaders from our council. Besides the jamboree, our group
toured sites in and around Washington, D.C., including the Capitol,
National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch
Gardens, and Monticello.
For the first time, male and female Venturers are invited to attend,
too. Special programming is planned exclusively for Venturers. We hope
a strong Venturing presence from our council will showcase the great
Venturing program we have.
RECENT UPDATES AND NEWS
Jamboree Emblem Delivery
Participants should have picked up their emblems at the shakedown campout at Beaumont Scout Reservation.
Staff will be able to pick their emblems beginning July 2. Additional emblems may be purchased at one of council service centers.
Additional OA emblems will be available at the Anpetu-We and Shawnee Fall Reunions September 6-8.
Jamboree Emblem Sale
emblems have been designed for jamboree participants and staff from our
council to wear at the event. The public has a chance to purchase these
emblems, too. Proceeds benefit the Burgheim Campership Fund to support
Scouts and Venturers to attend future jamborees.
ORDER YOUR EMBLEMS BY CLICKING HERE!
Emblem sales support the Jamboree Campership Fund to send worthy Scouts and Venturers to future jamborees.
Participants and staff have been given a special link to order their emblems. See your Jamboree Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor if you lost those instructions.
Download this flyer to share ordering information with your friends:
Emblem Order Form NSJ 2013 Public.pdf
Photos Needed for Identification Badges
Participants, leaders and staff should review the photos uploaded to their profiles. Be sure that your photo is a "head and shoulders" shot similiar to what might used on a driver's license. Group shots or cropped photos may be unsuitable and cause issues at the Summit.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Much Does the Jamboree Cost?
The cost is $1,900 per Scout, Venturer, and adult leader. Fees include jamboree registration, equipment, food, travel, lodging, and pre-jamboree tour activities. Participants may elect to bring additional money for incidental expenses, but the $1,900 fee covers most expenses associated with the trip. Each jamboree troop may decide to create their own T-shirts and neckerchiefs or participate in other pre-jamboree activities for an additional expense.
Payments can be made at any of the council service centers using cash, check payable to GSLAC-BSA, Visa, or MasterCard. Checks may be also be mailed to:
Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA
4568 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-2193
Please include a brief note with your mailing indicating the person(s) for whom payment is intended.
Can I Make Online Payments?
Make your payments online using a credit card, debit card, or electronic check! Your payment will automatically be credited to your child's account. Follow this link
to make a payment.
No notices will be mailed or payment coupons issued. Participants are expected to keep payments current. Reimbursements will be made to participants if the campership amount and
fees paid to date exceed $1,900.
Is Financial Assistance Available?
- Camperships are available on a very limited basis for families who demonstrate a financial need. No "full-ride" camperships will be offered. Families should plan to pay the full price and should not rely on assistance. Families seeking camperships must complete the application below by March 31, 2013. Each applicant's family will be interviewed to further detemine need. The interview is not an inquisition, but a casual conversation about the family's situation.
Burgheim Jamboree Scholarship Application.pdf
Applications may be submitted to the same payment address listed above.
It is unrealistic to expect a combination of campership opportunities to pay the entire jamboree fee. Scouts receiving assistance from one campership source likely will not receive additional assistance from a second source. Assistance will not exceed 50% of the Jamboree cost, and, in most cases, assistance will be less than this amount.
Campership opportunities from the National Council have already been exhausted for the jamboree.
Are Visitors Allowed At the Summit and the Jamboree?
Yes. Visitors are allowed on site July 17-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, but they are restricted to the 100-acre Summit Center area. Visitors will be able to participate in a sampling of program activities -- climbing, BMX, trading post, etc. -- but they will not be able to visit the troop campsites or other program areas outside of the Summit Center. Parents will be available to visit their children in the Summit Center area only. It is suggested that visitors carefully consider attending as their visit will not be like a traditional summer camp or troop campout.
Visitors 6 years of age and older will be asked to pay a registration fee of $20-30 per person per day to cover these program and participation costs. Visitors are strongly encouraged to register online at the jamboree website
to take of advantage of the limited spots available.
Adult Leadership Named
Contingent leader John Weltmer has announced the names of our team selected to give leadership to our participants. These leaders have accepted a great responsibility to form six troops and one Venturing crew with youth members from across our council. These leaders are:
Tim Yahl and Sophie Craft wil be advisors to our Venturing crew (F107) traveling and attending with our troops.
These Scouters will be busy recruiting youth to attend the jamboree at unit, district, and council events this summer and fall. They will also participate in training to ensure a safe and fun trip for all.Promotion
2013 National Jamboree GSLAC Promo Flyer
Interested Scouts, Venturers, and youth and adult staff register online and pay $150 deposit. Scouts and Venturers will go through local, regional, and national approval processes.
Promotion, promotion, promotion!!
- January - July 2013
Jamboree troop meetings with Scouts and adult leadership
- June 29-30, 2013
Pre-jamboree campout at Beaumont Scout Reservation -- mandatory for all participants.
- July 11, 2013
Board busses from pre-assigned locations to be determined
- July 25, 2013
Arrive back home to same locations as departure to be determined
Questions? Need More Information? Who to Contact?