2017 MAC Jamboree Contingent Information

Attention: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and Leaders!

A National Scout Jamboree happens once every four years and the next one is set for 2017. A Jamboree is ten days of non-stop fun, activity and unique experiences that will provide opportunities for Scouts to be challenged and enriched. The Jamboree experience has something for everyone: Activity Centers containing climbing, repelling, BMX and shooting sports; aquatic activity like sailing, canoeing, fishing, snorkeling and Scuba diving. A Merit Badge Midway where every BSA Merit Badge is represented and many other things you will find nowhere else. The Mountaineer Area Council is planning to send two Troops of 36 Scouts & 4 leaders to The Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia, the now permanent site of the National Scout Jamboree, along with 2 (co-ed) crews of 8 Venturers and 2 leaders.

Registration Process:

Go to www.bsajamboree.org, and click on the “REGISTER” link, and sign-up on line. You will need your BSA ID number. You must print out your confirmation email, and send it to: Mountaineer Area Council, BSA, 1831 Speedway Avenue, Fairmont WV along with your $200 deposit. We cannot accept your deposit without a hard copy of your email confirmation. When submitting the application on-line, a parent email is requested. The parent will receive an email to fill out a parent consent form. This must be done and submitted for the Scout to be a recognized applicant.

Scout Participant Qualifications

  • Scouts and team members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • MUST be at least a First Class Scout.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade, but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent. (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree. (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.
Venturing Participant Qualifications
  • Crew members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent. (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree. (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Scoutmaster Qualifications

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, and Third Scoutmasters MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity team.
  • Scoutmasters and First Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Second Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but not yet 21 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST be currently serving as a Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach.
  • First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any adult troop or team leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST have completed Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Couch leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Meet the medical and BMI requirements of the Jamboree.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree. (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Venturing Advisor Qualifications

Venturing Advisors MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Be actively serving as a Crew Advisor or Associate Advisor.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Completed Venturing Leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Meet the medical and BMI requirements of the Jamboree.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree. (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Fees

The Mountaineer Area Council will work very hard with the Jamboree leadership to keep the fee for the Jamboree as affordable as possible for the Scouts who will attend. The total anticipated fee for our Council will be $1500 per person in 2017. Fees will be due in monthly installments, beginning with a $200 deposit, and then installments of $125 each month until the full amount is paid. The fee covers all transportation and lodging and the expense of program materials, food, insurance, cap, t-shirts and equipment, as well as the use of all necessary camping equipment during your adventure at the jamboree you will only need to supply your own uniforms, personal equipment and your own personal spending money.

Now is the time to sign up and start saving for the Jamboree. If you are interested, get your deposit in NOW. After our contingent has been filled, a stand-by list of alternates will be established.

Refund Policy

If you register for the Jamboree and then cannot attend, you will receive a refund less of $100 administration fee from the Council ONLY if there is an alternate to take your place. You may also be removed from the roster if you become more than two payments behind from the payment schedule. Your deposit will be refunded in full if you are not selected as a member of this Troop. Also, we reserve the right to refund all fees to an applicant if he is found to be problematic or incompatible for this experience.

Find more info on the Jamboree here: www.bsajamboree.org

Staff Positions:

There are many Jamboree staff positions that are open to men and women who meet required qualifications. Everything from food service to logistics, health services to the daily newspaper, there is a position available for your interests. Staff applications will be available. All staff must be approved by the local council and are forwarded to the National Jamboree Division. Staff members do not participate with the council contingent and report directly to National or Regional Jamboree staffs. Staff members should expect to report to the Jamboree at the different time depending on their position. Visit the jamboree webpage for more information.

Get ready for the best Scouting has to offer!

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