Category Archives: Jamboree

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By Darryl Alder
Jul 17, 2014

World Jamboree: A Spirit of Unity

In 2015, more than 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries around the world will converge on Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. A few lucky Boy Scouts and Venturers will spend 12 days in Japan with 30,000 Scouts and leaders from across the globe and odds are 19 out of every 20 people you’ll [...]

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By Boy Scouts of America
Nov 08, 2013

2014 Summer Programming at the Summit Will Take Scouts to the Limit

What could possibly be cooler than having YouTube celebrities, Dude Perfect, pay a visit to the Boy Scouts’ outrageous new high adventure base in West Virginia and turn it into their very own trick shot playground for a couple of days? How about experiencing the Summit for yourself in 2014? Giant zip lines, white water [...]

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By Bryan Wendell
Nov 08, 2013

Trick-shot Tacticians Dude Perfect Use the BSA Summit Bechtel Reserve as Their Latest Playground

What happens when you send the purveyors of insane basketball and football trick shots to the BSA’s newest high-adventure playground? You won’t believe me until you see for yourself. Last month the guys at Dude Perfect, with 1.7 million YouTube subscribers to their name, visited the Summit for their latest round of extreme trick shots. [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Jul 25, 2013

Jamboree 2013: American Falls

Troop C332 included a trip to the American Falls while at jamboree. The American Falls is one of three waterfalls that makes up what is known as Niagara Falls. The larger falls, Horseshoe Falls, is located primarily on the Canadian side. But that did not stop the Troop from getting wet on a walking tour [...]

Four Venturing Scouts from Utah set course record of 2:34 on obstacle course
By Ken Krogue
Jul 22, 2013

Jamboree 2013: Stormin’ Mormons from Utah Take 1st Place!

A team of four venturing scouts from two councils in Utah banded together from Venturing Crew F710 to conquer the five obstacle aquatics course called ‘Wipeout.’ The competition was amongst 100′s of teams out of nearly 40,000 scouts across all of Jamboree 2013. The best time after several days was hovering just over 3 minutes [...]

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By Ken Krogue
Jul 22, 2013

Jamboree 2013: Apostle Neal L. Anderson Warns LDS Scouts of Pornography

Elder Neal L. Anderson spoke to the LDS Scouts at Jamboree 2013 on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Bechtel Summit, in West Virginia in what started out as a rain storm strong enough to warrant rain coats and umbrellas. Soon after he began speaking, the skies cleared. Elder Anderson brought the greetings of President Thomas S. [...]

Utah Venturing Crew Earns Their Own Way to Jamboree 2013
By Ken Krogue
Jul 18, 2013

Utah Venturing Crew Earns Their Own Way to Jamboree 2013

How do you get 8 young men, mostly from Alpine, Utah, to spend 9 straight months earning $2500 each to go to the mountains of West Virginia for 10 days? Show them a really cool video about zip lines, whitewater rafting, BMX biking, rappelling, iPhone apps, scuba diving, and skateboarding. Then tell them how much [...]