All my young life I envied my older brother’s privilege to attend Jamboree. I would have done anything to go, but timing was never right. I worked at camps instead and attended a National Order of the Arrow Conference, but they were not Jamboree. Nothing else is!
Finally in 1969, I got a day off at camp and drove all day north to Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, ID. I was 19, but I felt like a Scout again. My day pass opened the Jamboree to me. I strolled the Merit Badge Midway in wonder. I watched hundreds of Scouts sail on Lake Pend Oreille. I was amazed at the council contingents that had constructed unique gateways into their campsites. I felt like I ran all day to see what was there and left satisfied that finally I had been to Scouting’s paradise. It was an amazing experience for me then, and an opportunity you can enjoy too this summer.
At Jamboree, visitors are welcome July 21 to 27, which means you can bring your family or friends and live the adventure along with Jamboree goers for a day or two — or more. And, this for less than half the cost of a day at a Disney theme park.
To learn more and buy your visitor passes click here or read on for more details:
What the two types of visitors can do?
- The “Observer” class of visitors get to enjoy to the Summit Center, the hub of Jamboree activity. That means access to:
- Stadium shows
- Military exhibits
- Conservation trail
- Disabilities Awareness Area
- Sustainability Treehouse
- Merit badge areas
- Retail shops
- Food stores
- Brownsea Island
- A wide variety of other exhibits and displays
These visitors have access to activities is based on availability and may visit with Jamboree, but visitors do not have access to the base camps or participant-only activity areas. (Some activities may be closed because of unsafe weather conditions. )
- The “participant” class of visitors can enjoy everything listed above, but with their addition fee they can visit:
- Boulder Cove (a bouldering area)
- Challenge course
- Skateboard plaza
- Mountain biking
- BMX bike riding
When are visiting hours?
|Friday, July 21:||9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 22:||9 a.m. to end of show|
|Sunday, July 23:||1 to 5 p.m.|
|Monday, July 24:||9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday, July 25:||9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday, July 26:||9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Thursday, July 27:||9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (note the early closing time)|
How much does it cost?
What can I bring?
Do bring water bottles and a small daypack. Wearing sunscreen and a hat is a good idea, too.
Don’t bring a backpack, picnic basket or cooler.
Where do I park, and how do I get there?
You’ll park in a visitor lot and hop on the visitor shuttle to get to the entrance. Visitor shuttles run regularly, and the cost is included in your Jamboree pass.
Learn more and buy your passes here. See you at the Jamboree and if you still have questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-580-2489.