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The Best Investment You Can Make In Your Son

Send your son to the World Jamboree, “because it is the best investment you can make in your son.” That's what Melanie Allred said to me a few weeks ago, when she as asked what...

An All-Girls Venturing Crew Hits the Sea and Shows the World Scouting is For...

“We want more young men and young women to become Scoutmasters,” Baden-Powell said in 1914. Although it may seem like a benign comment, it actually points to a topic that people in the Scouting community...

Real Life Super Heroes – Search and Rescue

A few years ago, I was with my family at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park located just north of Arizona. For those of you who are not familiar, the dunes are a...

7 Gratifying, Year-Round Experiences You Didn’t Know the Summit Offers

Scouts headed to West Virgina. They sped down a 3/4 mile zip line, engaged in rugged mountain biking, and conquered insane obstacle courses. Their experiences led to unity, friendship, and memories. They must have attended...

An Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew Gave New York-Native Women the Jamboree Experience of a...

"Scouting has allowed me to do things that I wouldn't have done otherwise. It has allowed me to be free," says Hadassah Grimaldi, a member of an all Orthodox Jewish Venturing Crew. Hadassah, and her...

Pro BMXer Mike Escamilla’s Unspoken Life Lesson to Scouts

Jamboree is the Boy Scouts' ultimate national Scouting event. They not only provide a wide variety of activities and events but also bring in special people for the Scouts to learn from. There's a little...

How a Treehouse Taught Sustainability at Jamboree

  Participants of the 2017 National Jamboree got to relive their childhood through The Sustainability Treehouse. But this wasn't  just any old tree house. This was a treehouse that stood four stories tall. Each level...

Boy Scouts FOR SPARTA at 2017 Jamboree

Eight months ago, Jamboree was nothing more than a brand of nail stickers to me. But then, I started working for Boy Scouts of America assisting with Jamboree preparation, gaining insights but never a...

What Makes The Canopy the Most Intense Activity at Jamboree?

"Oh help me," one Scout prays before he jumps off a platform high in the canopy of the West Virginia forest. Bruce Henriksen, a guide at the Canopy at the National Jamboree says this...
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I Waited for Years to Go to Jamboree!

Today, after 53 years of hoping to go, I am finally at the National Jamboree at the Bechtel Summit Reserve with our blog's team. Never mind that I am no longer a boy and...