While many things are new to Jamboree this year, there is one notable (even presidential) event that has been a tradition since the very first National Jamboree.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt visits the 1937 National Jamboree

Since 1937, the President of the United States has visited to speak to volunteers and participants at the National Jamboree, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the 1937 National Jamboree. And this year isn’t any different. President Donald J. Trump will visit The Summit this Monday, where he will speak to all Jamboree goers. 


President Trump will join the ranks of many other U.S. presidents who have visited Jamboree. Seven presidents so far have visited, giving Scouts the memory of a lifetime.

These great men include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. They each delivered formal addresses, leaving an impression of leadership and patriotism for Scouts to follow.

President Trump will give his remarks on Monday evening. Before then, a schedule will be released with more information and any changes or updates to Monday’s Jamboree programs. 

It’s an exciting and memorable experience to be able to see a sitting president. So, if you’re at Jamboree, this will be one event you don’t want to miss! To follow along with Monday’s events from home, peek in at the Summit’s Jamboree webcam, or check out this post to find other options. If you’re at Jamboree, this will be one presidential event you don’t want to miss! 

Madison Austin
studies Public Relations at Brigham Young University and is a marketing specialist at the Utah National Parks Council. She is an avid hiker and enjoys being outdoors. Growing up in the mountainous regions of Colorado and Virginia enabled her to follow these passions. After moving to Utah to attend college, she has spent her time fostering both a career in Communications and a love for Utah's National Parks.

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