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You’re in Deep Water: Scouts Scuba Dive at Jamboree 2017

The Jamboree staff wasn't lying when they said the 2017 National Scout Jamboree would be the most extensive and engaging programming that has ever been available to young Scouts.  Although they were nowhere near the...
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VenturingFest 2018: Summer As it Should be

Summer can be an unforgettable time of year or an excruciatingly boring time of year. You always talk about planning your next adventure but never get around to it. Suddenly, you realize it’s July and...

This Couple’s Jamboree Staff Position Became a Life-Changing Experience

At the 2017 Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, the focus is on the youth. Activities are centered around ensuring the thousands of young visitors have a memorable experience. However, behind the scenes, the...

Physical and Mental Benefits of Camping—And Why Safety Matters

The benefits of camping for Scouts and all others are well-documented, and they are not exaggerated. Getting out into the great outdoors brings with it mental and physical health benefits, but camping provides much...

Participate in Jamboree on the Air from October 20th-22nd and Experience Scouting’s Best Amateur...

It takes a lot of courage and skill to teach a rowdy bunch of teenage boys. But, that's just what Boy Scout and Amateur Radio enthusiast Cameron Gardner did last summer at Treasure Mountain...

STEM Fun at the 2017 National Jamboree

From welding and decoding encrypted messages, to robots tying knots, this year's Jamboree offered some of the most intriguing STEM activities to thousands of its participants. Teresa from Wisconsin said her favorite thing to do...

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...

Trading Cards: The Jamboree Craze that Sent Scouts on a Wild Chase Across The...

Scouts looked high and low, near and far across the Summit. They asked Scoutmasters, staff, and friends to help them on their journey. They just HAD to find all 101 Jamboree trading cards.  At the...

Ga-ga Ball – The Dodgeball Variant Taking Over Scouting Activities

What is this new fascination taking over at youth activities, including the recent 2017 National Jamboree? I’ve read about it, watched a ton of YouTube videos, and actually it just looks like fun.  Gaga or...

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...

Carter Baie Earns International Award, Proves It Doesn’t End With Eagle

Carter Baie received an unusual international award this summer at the Summit in West Virginia--the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award (DofEA). He earned this...