Starting with the 2013 National Scout Jamboree the home will be Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The “Summit” for short is BSA’s fourth high adventure base. Check out this video for a brief overlook at what the Summit is and what type of things to expect at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
At the National Scout Jamboree there will be something like 44,000 participants. South Florida Council is taking 176 youth participants comprised of 144 Boy Scouts and 32 Venturers.
The current tentative itinerary has us leaving Miami on July 12th and stopping for 2 nights in Mount Pleasant, SC. There we will stay aboard the Yorktown and enjoy dinners, movies, a tour of Fort Sumter, and self-guided tours of the Aircraft Carrier, Submarine, and Vietnam Naval Support Base. We then depart on July 14th and stop in North Carolina and tour the area. Then on July 15th we make our way onto the Summit and participate in the National Scout Jamboree for 10 days. On July 24th with depart the Summit and make our way home on July 25th.
The approximate cost for this contingent is $1900 per person. It covers travel, food, lodging, activities, T-shirts, patches, among other things. Specifics will be outlined at some point but much of the cost includes things that ended up being hidden nickel-dime type items with the last Jamboree so we are trying to learn as we go and prevent the hidden costs associate with a large trip like this.
To sign up each scout must apply online at https://summit.scouting.org/ and follow the application instructions. Then a parent for that scout must sign in to the site as well, review their scout’s application and approve it. From the site the scout will receive form they need to print out and get their Scoutmaster or Crew Adviser’s approval. At that point the scout needs to turn that form into the council office with a $150 deposit.
For more information, contact Brian Estler at email@example.com.