Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2013 National Jamboree

T0: Andrew Jackson Council Scouts, Scouters, and Parents
From: Dr. Steve Zachow, Council National Jamboree Chairman
Subject: 2013 National Jamboree information
Date: January 2, 2012

The 2013 National Jamboree will be held about 18 months from now, July 15-24, 2013. Every day we receive exciting news about all of the great things that are planned for this once in a lifetime event. This janlboree will be very special as it will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, the newest high adventure base of the Boy Scouts of America and permanent site of the National Jamboree.

The National Jamboree is 2 unique experience that supplies a lifetime of memories, friendships, and experiences that only Scouting provides. Everything that is Scouting is represented at the National Jamboree. We want to invite you to participate in the largest Scouting event in the history of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Andrew Jackson Council has been allocated two troops and two Venture patrols for the 2013 National Jamboree. Each troop will consist of 36 Scouts and 4 Scouters. Venture Patrols will consist of 8 crew members and 2 Crew advisors.

The Council National Jamboree Committee has selected two outstanding Scoutmasters to lead our two National Jamboree Troops. They are Mr. Andy Talley, Scoutmaster of Troop 8, and Mr. Chris Gibbs, Troop Committee Chairman of Troop I64. These Scouters have recruited excellent Assistant Scoutmasters and are really excited about this National Jamboree. We will be selecting the Venture Crew leaders in the near future.

Age requirements to attend the Jamboree are as follows:

0 12 years old by the July 15, 2013 0 11 year old that has graduated from the grade by July 15, 2013 0 Not reached age 18 by July 24, 2013

The total fee for the 2013 National Jamboree is $1,800.00 per participant. This includes the National Jamboree fee, food, transportation, lodging, and scheduled activities. The fee does not include personal items and spending money.

Applications for the Jamboree must be submitted online at \v.;'nb.0:. Anyone interested must visit the website and apply. Applications are being received daily and our allocation is limited. So sign up today and get ready to Go Big. Get Wild. Once you have applied, your application will be sent to the Council for approval. Your approval will be sent to you by email.

Below is a payment schedule for the Jamboree Contingent participants. Once your application is approved, a $300.00 deposit must be submitted to register you with the

contingent. Then the following monthly payment schedule may be used.
Registration = application and $300.00 deposit

February 2012 $100.00 September 2012 $100.00 March 2012 $100.00 October 2012 $100.00 April 2012 $100.00 November 2012 $100.00 May 2012 $100.00 December 2012 $100.00 June 2012 $100.00 January 2013 $100.00 July 2012 $100.00 February 2013 $150.00 August 2012 $100.00 March 2013 $150.00

Each participant must be current on their Jamboree payments as scheduled payments must be made to the National Council. Anyone registering in January 2012 will be current when they pay the $300.00 deposit. Anyone registering after January 2012 will need to pay the $300.00 deposit and the total amount due at the time of registration per the above schedule.

We hope that you will attend the 2013 National Jamboree which will be the inaugural event at The Summit. It will be fantastic.

If you have any questions and/or need any additional information; please contact Mike Tischer, National Jamboree Staff Adviser at the Council Service Center at 601-948-6111. Or 601-596-3875. See you at the Summit for the 2013 National Jamboree.

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