Category Archives: Jamboree

2017 National Jamboree Informational Meetings

There will be 2017 National Jamboree information meetings on Monday the 5th, and Tuesday the 13th of October, 7pm, at the Exodus Church, 2746 Ocean Beach Hwy in Longview. I encourage all Leaders, and all Scouts (with their parents) who have any interest at all, to attend one of these meetings.  Get all the information you need so that you can make an educated decision on if you want to attend one of scouting’s biggest & best events.
      We haven’t had anyone apply yet for the 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster position for the Chinook area Jamboree Troop.  This needs to be a young man that will between 18 & 21 years of age by July 1,  2017.  The fee for a leaders is $525 below the youth fee!  There will be door prizes for every Scout that attends, and you do not have to be in uniform.
     Jack Branch Cascade Pacific Council Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree Chairman 360-751-2896

Informational Meeting in Ft. Clatsop District for 2017 National Jamboree

Aerial View of Opening Show

Aerial View of Opening Show

The summer of 2017 might seem like a long way off….but if you are interested in attending National Jamboree it’s the perfect time to get more information. We will have Jack Branch leading this meeting. He has many years of experience in planning and attending past Jamborees.

Ft. Clatsop District will be hosting an informational meeting….

Where – First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St, Astoria, Oregon

When – Wednesday, September 2nd, 7pm

Who – Boy Scouts (and their parents) who will be 1st class and 12 years old by the first day of Jamboree, but not over 18 by the last day of Jamboree. Also open to Venturing Crew and Adults interested in staffing at Jamboree.

What – Details about registration, pre and post Jamobree tours, Jamboree activities, fundraising and financial information.

This event is open to any of our Cascade Pacific Council districts.

Please RSVP to Laurie Kautz, Ft. Clatsop District Program Director, at if you plan to attend.

2017 National Scout Jamboree – Leaders Needed

017 National Scout Jamboree – Leaders Needed

The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a while new jamboree experience in summer 2013. 2017 is the next Jamboree!

Adult leaders are needed for this great adventure!  To apply as an Adult Leader please click here.Adult fee is $2,950. There is no fee for adults to apply. All adults will go through an interview process.

We want you to join us in experiencing the 2017 National Jamboree! Boy Scouts and co-ed Venturers are welcome to join us on this great adventure. The fee for Scouts and Venturers to participate in 2017 is $3,475. The jamboree fee covers transportation, tours, and admission fees. meals, lodging, insurance and most patrol and troop equipment.   Click here to sign up today! 

2017 National Jamboree: Live Scouting’s Adventure

At the second jamboree to be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, you’ll be able to explore the mystery, adventure, and beauty of a West Virginia summer. And the adventure of Scouting.

You’ll join more than 30,000 Scouts from all over the country, as they enjoy 10,600 acres of wild, wonderful West Virginia at the Summit and find out first hand just what it’s like to Live Scouting’s Adventure.

That’s it! That’s the theme for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree: Live Scouting’s Adventure. In Scouting, as in life, adventure takes on many meanings: high adventure, learning, camaraderie, and simply being part of something bigger.

The 2017 jamboree theme encompasses all of these aspects, and participants will quite literally experience every element of adventure in what will be a mega-event of any Scout’s lifetime.

The Cascade Pacific Council will be sending hundreds of Scouts to the Jamboree during the summer of 2017 and we need the best of the best to apply for leadership positions to lead our Scouts. The CPC 2017 National Jamboree Leader application is available online now! today.

Youth applications will be available soon, too.

Would you like to be a part of the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan?

Join 30,000 Scouts and Scouters from around the world in 2015. The World Scout Jamboree is an official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. It is specifically designed for young people ages 14 to 17. We are taking registrations for the USA Western region contingent now. Be a part of this once in a life time opportunity!

The Jamboree is Tuesday, 28 July to Saturday, 8 August 2015, Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. If you are interested and need more information, view the official webpage for ongoing updates and registration questions. Then email Matt Haller

Slide Show of Jamboree Photos

Troop A234, with scouts from Ft. Clatsop and Chinook District as well as scouts from Long Beach recently returned from the 2013 National Jamboree.

Many of them joined the troop over a year ago and have worked hard to earn the money needed to attend. They participated in Rent-a-Scout programs, Crab Feeds, candy and popcorn sales, fair clean ups and event parking.

They also attended some pre-Jamboree camp outs. While at those camp outs their seasoned Scoutmasters were able to help them learn about each other and how to work together.

While at Jamboree, scouts walked MANY miles. They had several options for ranges, rock climbing, skate parks and BMX. They were also able to try the water obstacle course or go to the scuba pools. There were zip line…and lines in which to wait. They endured hot, humid weather as well as some decent thunder and lightning storms. Oh, and they traded patches galore.

This slide show has photos taken by the leaders while on tour prior to and after Jamboree. The majority of photos from Jamboree were taken by random people and posted on Twitter with #2013Jambo. So labeling is based on what the individual posted with their photo, not personal experience. Unless the caption specifies the photo is the Ft. Clatsop/Chinook troop, it most likely is not.

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Console Enegry Bridge at Jamboree

Scouts, leaders, visitors, and staff are able to shorten their hike to and from Camps Alpha and Bravo easily thanks to the the CONSOL Energy Bridge.  Photo by Shane Noem.

The Console Bridge is 100 feet above the valley floor. Scouts can either cross via the bridge deck…or take the walkways to the side of the bridge for a different view…