What is a Jamboree?

The National Scout Jamboree happens every four years. Since 2013, it has had a permanent home: The Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia.

Thousands of Scouts from across the country and around the world will travel to The Summit for 10 days packed with fun, adventure, fellowship, and service.

Events and activities include:

  • Climbing
  • Spectacular zip lines
  • White water rafting
  • Technology Quest
  • Kayaking
  • BMX bikes
  • Fly fishing
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Rifles
  • Geocaching
  • Much more!

The Summit was built from the ground up with the Jamboree in mind. Miles of hiking and BMX bike trails have been carved out of the wilderness to give Scouts a feeling of high adventure, but with easy access to modern camping facilities.

Scouts eat and sleep with their Jamboree unit using equipment provided by the Jamboree, explore program areas, attend arena shows, meet new people, earn merit badges, go on a trek, perform a service project, and much, much more.