2017 National Jamboree

2017 National Scout Jamboree

at the Summit Bechtel Reserve

Information will be updated as we receive it!

 Summit Bechtel Website

Local Council Information:

San Francisco Bay Area Council


TBD - This is an all new National Jamboree emphasizing high adventure activities.  Join your fellow scouts to experience all that Summit Bechtel Reserve has to offer including whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rapelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more. The San Francisco Bay Area Council’s contingent will leave 2days prior to the Jamboree for a tour of the Washington DC area.




The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified, on a first come basis. The Council Contingent is set at 3 full troops of 36 Scouts and 4 adult leaders each, for a total of 108 Scouts and 12 adults. Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts must be at least First Class Scouts. They must be at least 12 years of age by July 1, 2017 or completed the 6th grade, but not have reached their 18th birthday byJuly 24, 2017. Each Scout will go through an interview process to assure maintenance of the highest possible standards. Once the Council has filled all three Troops, a stand-by list will be established. Stand-bys cannot be assured of a spot at the jamboree due to the expected demand to attend this “First High Adventure Jamboree.” You must meet minimum physical standards to attend this Jamboree.


Each adult who applies for a leadership position (Scoutmaster, 1st , 2nd, and 3rd Assistants) will be interviewed by the members of the Council’s Jamboree Committee. See the responsibilities and qualifications for adult leaders below. Deadline for adult applications is January 20th, 2016. The current plan is to interview and select leaders for the Jamboree in February 2016. Make sure you meet the minimum physical standards for a leader before applying by visiting the Jamboree website.

Adult Leaders

Leaders will be announced in March, 2016


TBD for Scouts, TDB for Leaders.  The fee is all inclusive except for the required two complete uniforms and spending money. 

Adult Leader Roles and Responsibilities:

The Scoutmaster has overall responsibility for the operation and performance of the Troop. He is responsible for the overall conduct of the Troop to, from, and at the Jamboree. He is responsible for organizing the Troop into an effective team thru the pre-jamboree Troop Meetings and Outing. He works with the Senior Patrol Leader to establish a smoothly running Troop.

The First Assistant Scoutmaster is responsible for Program, both in the pre-jamboree activities as well as understanding the Jamboree program in order to assure that the Scouts get the most out of the Jamboree experience. His primary counter-part at the Scout Level is the Assistant Senior Patrol Leader. The First Assistant may be called on to stand in for the Scoutmaster with respect to managing the Troop if the Scoutmaster is not available.

The Second Assistant Scoutmaster is responsible for materials and supplies, both in assisting in logistics for transport as well as in the care of the Troop Equipment while on site. He works with the Troop Quartermaster.

The Third Assistant maintains records for the Troop, including collecting and maintaining medicals, emergency contact lists and other paperwork that the Troop may need. He also serves as the Troop Medic while in transit and for minor issues at the Jamboree. He works with the Scribe to assure that the Troop records are maintained and action items are recorded in the PLC meetings.

Other responsibilities may be assigned to each of these individuals as the Jamboree training proceeds. Each leader has different strengths; because of that, the division of responsibility listed above should be considered as a guideline, not considered as the only possible division of responsibility.

Leader Qualifications

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second and Third Assistant Scoutmasters must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • Scoutmasters and First Assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the jamboree.
  • Second Assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the jamboree.
  • Third Assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the jamboree but not yet 21 years of age by the last day of the jamboree.
  • Scoutmaster applicants must be currently serving as a Scoutmaster or Varsity Coach.
  • For Second and Third Assistant Scoutmasters, be currently serving in any adult troop or team leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants must have completed Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders must complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the first day of the jamboree.
  • All adult leaders must be able to serve as a role model of physical fitness. Have participated in the pre-jamboree training experience.
  • All adult leaders must have filed a Jamboree Personal Health and Medical record with the council jamboree committee before the pre-jamboree training.
  • All adult leaders must be approved by the local council.
  • All adult leaders must submit all registration fees per the local council's payment schedule.

On the Web:   www.bsajamboree.org  Go Here First for Answers to Your Questions

SFBACouncil Contact Person: Jed Richardson, JedLRichardson@gmail.com

SFBAC Registration Questions: JoAnn Sebastian, JoAnn.Sebastian@scouting.org 510 577-9203

SFBAC Staff Advisor: Jason Lewis, Jason.Lewis@scouting.org 510-577-9204