It may literally be a once in a life time opportunity!
Only a few openings remain, in the Venturing contingent!
National Jamboree only comes once each 4 years, so most Crew members only have one opportunity to attend!
What is 2017 National Jamboree and why do I want to go?
Experience the best of Scouting in one place. This is 10 days of adventure sports, high adventure activities, stadium shows and hanging out with friends, old and new.
Please see the videos below, for a sampling of opportunities at the 2017 National Jamboree.
Venturing Participant Qualifications
How to sign up (Both forms of registration (#1 and #2) are required.)
1. Register with the Northeast Georgia Council:
a. To get signed up, please complete this form à http://nega-bsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2017-Jambo-Sign-up-Form-12.15.pdf and turn it into the council office, with your initial deposit.
2. Register on the National Jamboree site:
a. Go online and follow the registration instructions. http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/jamboree-registration/
b. You will need a my.scouting.org account, please read the first page of the instructions carefully.
Finance – The basics
· The deposit is $150
· The total for Jamboree and transportation is $1,575. The fee is paid to the council and can be made in regular payments.
· There will be a couple of required activities with your Jamboree Crew, which may have a cost.
· Each member will be expected to bring two complete uniforms.
· We will organize a fund raising activity, or two, to help offset the fees.
· DON’T let money prevent you from attending.
o Get signed up and then contact me.
Adults, Chaperones and Organization
· Jamboree Venturing participants will be assigned to one of two NEGA Council contingent crews.
o There will be periodic Jamboree crew meetings, to get organized, get to know each other, prepare for activities, and for fundraising.
· This is not an event where a parent can simply signup to go with.
o Only two Advisors will attend with each crew. Advisors have already been selected by Council. No other adults will be able to go with the contingent.
o Any other adult interested in attending, my apply to be on staff (work at the Jamboree).
§ Information is available here à http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/volunteers/
§ Note: There is cellular and data service, so updates home will be possible.
First Meeting and More Information
· 2017 Jamboree Contingent Kickoff –
o Gainesville First Baptist Church, Youth Room
o September 10, 2016
o 3:00pm to 5:00pm
· All Jamboree participants and their families should make every effort to attend.
· Anyone looking for more information may attend.
· More information is available @ bsajamboree.org
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Advisor, NEGA National Jamboree Venturing Contingent
Cell: (678) 699-7465
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ATTN all Scouts, Scouters and family:
We are fast approaching the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 event that changed our world forever.
If you recall, in 2010 and 2011, BSA hosted the first ever Scout Surge events honoring our first responders everywhere as well as remembering all the lives lost that tragic date in our history. For the 10th anniversary event, the NEGA Council had a huge response in our community with over 500 in attendance at the Fallen Heroes Memorial, Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, Lawrenceville, GA.
This September 11th we would like to show our community once again just how much our scouts, scouters and families appreciate all of the first responders (local: police, sheriff, fire and EMS; as well as national: the men & women in our armed forces) who keep our community and/or our country safe day in and day out. Please come out and join us in conjunction with the Gwinnett County agencies to do just that and bring your unit flag to participate in a large color guard parade. Some scouts will have the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance, carrying the Flag of Honor and Flag of Heroes, and/or helping with the lighting of candles for those lost.
Be part of the surge and sign up ASAP.
When: Sunday, 9/11/16
Time: 8:30 AM
What: Scout Surge & 9/11 Commemorative Ceremony
Cost: no charge
Where: Fallen Heroes Memorial, Gwinnett County Justice Center, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA
Dress: Class A Uniform
Bring: Unit Flag and stand
This will be a huge opportunity to show our community how BSA meets the promise of "duty to our country" so don't miss out!
There will be media coverage (newspaper and television) so our presence will be duly noted beyond those in attendance.
Looking forward to hearing from all Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, Venturing Crews and Ships, as well as the Exploring Posts for a one of a kind experience.