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A '''National (Scout) Jamboree''' is a gathering (or a 'jamboree') of thousands of members of the [[Boy Scouts of America]], usually held every four years and organized by the [[National Council]] of the Boy Scouts of America. Referred to as "the Jamboree", "Jambo", or NSJ, Scouts from all over the nation and world have the opportunity to attend. They are considered to be one of several unique experiences that the Boy Scouts of America offers. [[Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights|The first jamboree was held in 1937]] in Washington, D.C. 1937 and attracted 25,000 Scouts, who camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin. The event was covered extensively by national media and attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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The '''National Scout Jamboree''' is a gathering, or jamboree of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America, usually held every four years and organized by the [[National Council]] of the Boy Scouts of America. Referred to as "the Jamboree", "Jambo", or NSJ, Scouts from all over the nation and world have the opportunity to attend. They are considered to be one of several unique experiences that the Boy Scouts of America offers. The first jamboree was scheduled to be held in 1935 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting, but was delayed two years. The 1937 jamboree in the Nation's Capital attracted 25,000 Scouts, who camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin. The event was covered extensively by national media and attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Following the disruption of World War II, the next jamboree was not held until 1950 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Subsequent jamborees have been held around the country as a means to promoting Scouting nationally. Since 1981, the jamboree has been located Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The BSA is searching for a new permanent site as of the 2013 jamboree.
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Jamborees have been held in a number of locations including Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and since 1981, the jamboree has been located Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The new permanent site of the national jamboree will be at [[The Summit Bechtel Reserve]] starting in 2013 with the inaugural [[2013 National Jamboree]].
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A jamboree is held for ten consecutive days and offers many activities for youth participants and the 300,000 members of the general public who visit it. It is considered to be Scouting at its best.
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The jamboree program reflects the skills of Scouting—physical fitness, environmental conservation, our national heritage, and the true spirit of Scouting. Scouts enjoy rappelling, discovering scuba, kayaking, rafting, sailing, trap shooting, archery, bikeathlons, buckskin games, confidence courses, conservation trail, and more.
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== Articles on individual National Jamborees ==
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Daily activities include the merit badge midway with typically 80 offerings, a re-creation of [[Robert Baden-Powell]]’s original Scout camp on [[Brownsea Island]], entertainment stages, and more. The arena shows are a highlight for all participants.
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*[[2005 National Scout Jamboree]]
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*[[2010 National Scout Jamboree]]
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A jamboree is held for ten consecutive days and offers many activities for youth participants and the 300,000 members of the general public who visit it. The jamboree is Scouting at its very best!
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<gallery caption="BSA National Jamborees" widths="150px" heights="150px">
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1935.jpg|<center>'''1935'''<br> Washington, D.C. <br> BSA Silver Jubilee (25th) <br> Cancelled due to a polio epidemic
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1937.jpg|<center>'''1937'''<br>Washington, D.C.
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1950.jpg|<center>'''1950'''<br>Valley Forge, PA<br>"Strengthen Liberty"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1953.jpg|<center>'''1953'''<br>Irvine Ranch, CA<br>"Forward on Liberty's Team"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1957.jpg|<center>'''1957'''<br>Valley Forge, PA<br>"Onward for God and my Country"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1960.jpg|<center>'''1960'''<br>Colorado Springs, CO<br>"For God and Country" BSA Golden Jubilee (50th)
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1964.jpg|<center>'''1964'''<br>Valley Forge, PA<br>"Strengthen America's Heritage"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1969.jpg|<center>'''1969'''<br>Farragut State Park, ID<br>"Building to Serve"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1973.jpg|<center>'''1973'''<br>Farragut State Park, ID & Moraine State Park, PA<br>"Growing Together"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1977.jpg|<center>'''1977'''<br>Moraine State Park, PA<br>"Forward Together"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1981.jpg|<center>'''1981'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"Scouting's Reunion with History"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1985.jpg|<center>'''1985'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"The Spirit Lives On"<br>BSA Diamond Jubilee (75th)
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1989.jpg|<center>'''1989'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"The Adventure Begins... With America's Youth"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1993.jpg|<center>'''1993'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"Scouting.. A bridge to the Future"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_1997.jpg|<center>'''1997'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"Character Counts... Be Prepared for the 21st Century"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_2001.jpg|<center>'''2001'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"Strong Values, Strong Leaders... Character Counts"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_2005.png|<center>'''[[2005 National Jamboree|2005]]'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"Character Not Only Counts, It Multiplies"
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Image:Nat_Jambo_2010.jpg|<center>'''[[2010 National Jamboree|2010]]'''<br>Ft. A.P. Hill, VA<br>"Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey" 100th
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Image:2013Jambo.jpg|<center>'''[[2013 National Jamboree|2013]]'''<br>The Summit Bechtel Reserve
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== See Also ==
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*[[World Scout Jamboree]]
== External links ==
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*http://www.bsajamboree.org/index.html
 
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*[https://summit.scouting.org/en/Jamboree2013/Pages/default.aspx Official BSA Jamboree Site]
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Revision as of 20:56, October 5, 2012

A National (Scout) Jamboree is a gathering (or a 'jamboree') of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America, usually held every four years and organized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Referred to as "the Jamboree", "Jambo", or NSJ, Scouts from all over the nation and world have the opportunity to attend. They are considered to be one of several unique experiences that the Boy Scouts of America offers. The first jamboree was held in 1937 in Washington, D.C. 1937 and attracted 25,000 Scouts, who camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin. The event was covered extensively by national media and attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Jamborees have been held in a number of locations including Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Idaho, and since 1981, the jamboree has been located Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The new permanent site of the national jamboree will be at The Summit Bechtel Reserve starting in 2013 with the inaugural 2013 National Jamboree.

The jamboree program reflects the skills of Scouting—physical fitness, environmental conservation, our national heritage, and the true spirit of Scouting. Scouts enjoy rappelling, discovering scuba, kayaking, rafting, sailing, trap shooting, archery, bikeathlons, buckskin games, confidence courses, conservation trail, and more.

Daily activities include the merit badge midway with typically 80 offerings, a re-creation of Robert Baden-Powell’s original Scout camp on Brownsea Island, entertainment stages, and more. The arena shows are a highlight for all participants.

A jamboree is held for ten consecutive days and offers many activities for youth participants and the 300,000 members of the general public who visit it. The jamboree is Scouting at its very best!

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