By Nicole Balmforth
Mar 19, 2019

Bike Jamboree: Scouts Ride Across Utah On Journey Across the Globe

From April 14th to the 24th, Scouts will be biking across Utah as a part of the Bike Jamboree. The Bike Jamboree is a Scout bicycle relay where Scouts travel across the world. This is the second Bike Jamboree, as the relay takes about two years to complete.  As the Scouts cross through Utah, we ask that Scouts get together to support their journey. They can do this in several ways, be it riding with them for several miles, meeting with them while they stop for a break, or recommend a place to stay.

The History

The first Bike Jamboree began in 2015 and ended into 2017. The Jamboree is organized by the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association. The Jamboree follows the same route every year, it starts in Poland and ends wherever the World Jamboree is being held. This year the World Jamboree is in West Virginia. The Bike Jamboree was created in order to showcase Scouting as a unique movement that involves those of different cultures, beliefs, and nationalities. The main goal is to show how Scouting is a powerful tool that unites those from all different types of backgrounds. 

Invitation to Join and or Help

Photo provided by @bike_jamboree

As the Scouts ride through Utah, there are several things you can do to support their journey across the globe. The Scouts are very interested in learning about our culture, our values, and sharing theirs with others. They can do this by meeting other Scouts in our council. 

Ride Along With The Scouts

The Scouts don’t want to ride through Utah alone. We encourage Scout troops or groups to get together and ride with the Scouts. They can organize their route to coordinate with the International Scouts and join in! This will allow International Scouts to intermingle with Utah Scouts and learn more about each other. 

The route of the relay through Utah goes North from St. George through Salt Lake City. Follow the route and ride with the Scouts for several miles.

Accommodations

As the Scouts ride miles on end each day, they will need places to rest every night. The Scouts will be seeking out affordable accommodations in the Utah area. Our camps are a very affordable option for those passing through Utah, here are some of our recommendations.

If you have any other recommendations, please comment them below.

 

Author: Nicole Balmforth | Marketing Associate, Utah National Parks Council

 

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One thought on “Bike Jamboree: Scouts Ride Across Utah On Journey Across the Globe

  1. AvatarSarah Warcup

    I have a recommendation for camping in Lehi, Utah. There is a campground choose to Interstate 15 called Willow Park. At Willow Park there is a 30 mile bike trail that goes North towards Salt Lake City called Jordan River Trail. We could help with arrangements to camp there and help with meals possibly. Contact the Boy Scouts Porter Rockwell District Troop 1606.

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