The BSA National Jamboree was held in July 2013 at the new Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the mountains of West Virginia. This Jamboree was the first at this premiere new facility. The new site is adjacent to the New River Gorge National River and will be host to all future National Jamborees, as well as host the 2019 World Jamboree. Summit Bechtel will also serve as a National High Adventure Camp after the 2013 National Jamboree is closed out.
This year the summit was host to over 30,000 scouts and volunteers from all over the nation and even scouts from other countries. Our council participated with 325 members for the Council Contingent, as well as nearly 100 volunteers who staffed the event.
Our scouts who participated started their trek with a 3 day tour of Washington, D.C. before heading up to the Summit where they had 9 days of activities ranging from Shooting Sports, Mountain Biking, Zip-lining, Rock Climbing, White Water Rafting and more! Our next Jamboree will begin registering early 2016 and leadership selection process will start in 2015. Please be sure to contact the council as the dates approach for more information.
Want to see more? Click here to watch a video of our scouts in action with pictures and video clips of activities from this year's National Scout Jamboree!
Click HERE to watch guest speaker Mike Rowe address the scouts!
To see a preview of the 2013 NSJ CSPs & OA patch, scroll down or click below the header for an expanded view. Patches are available for purchase at the registration counter here at the Sam Houston Area Council Service Center.
FULL SCHOLARSHIP SET: $135 (38 in stock)
2013 NSJ Council Strips: (Eagle CSP Only Available with Scholarship Set) (40 of each in stock)
- Contingent Participants - $3.00 each**
- Non-Contingent Participants - $6.00 each
2013 NSJ OA Pocket Patch - $10 each (40 in stock)
2013 NSJ Back Patch - $10 each (40 in stock)
Official SHAC 2013 NSJ Patches:
Click here for an enlarged image of the patches
For questions or to request more information, please email Jason Oliver or call 713-865-9123.