NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE
The National Scout Jamboree, held every four years, is an incredible gathering of more than 40,000 Scouts from across the country and around the world, who come together to celebrate Scouting during more than a week of exciting activities.
Since the first Jamboree in Washington, D.C., in 1937, Jamboree has been held in several locations. Starting in 1981, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, was the home of eight consecutive Jamborees. Then, in 2013, Jamboree moved to a new home at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, on over 10,000 acres adjacent to the New River Gorge Recreation Area in West Virginia.
With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomes Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.
The excitement of Jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts, either. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are doing around other parts of the Summit. There are also plenty of incredible side trips that Scouts and families can take on their way to and from Jamboree.
The next National Jamboree will be held in the summer of 2021.