2017 National Jamboree


Ten full days, hundreds of adventures, equal a once in a lifetime experience!

Scout programs help develop leadership, character, citizenship and fitness. To accomplish these goals, young people need the opportunity to push past their comfort zones in real world settings that help them understand who they are and envision who they can become. High-Adventure programs like the National Scout Jamboree provide crucial experiences that help young people clarify their values, goals, and vision for the future.

Sign up now for 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 19-28, 2017.

The 2017 National Jamboree looks to be the best yet! The Summit in West Virginia is the new home to Jamboree. Check it out at     www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/  There are 10, 600 acres of activities (that’s 1/2 the size of Disney World in FL).

Gateway Area Council will be leading a contingent of 4 adults and 36 scouts on this once in a lifetime adventure. All First Class scouts who will be 11-17 years old as of July 19th 2017 are eligible to join us. Please note: the age minimum was recently changed. The scout must be either 11 years old, graduated 6th grade and a First Class Scout by July 19, 2017 (needs to be all three) or 12 years old and a First Class Scout by July 19, 2017. There are skate parks, water sports and activities, zip lines, canopy tours, BMX biking, hiking and even an 80,000 person amphitheater which is fully WIFI enabled so you can stream video of live concerts to your friends and family.  Check it out at    summitbsa.org/venues/adventure-valley/zip/


Cost is $2,000 for 10 full days at the Summit including 2 travels days. – all expenses including travel are included.  We need older scouts who are National Youth Leader Training Qualified to be Patrol Leaders.  Experience a trip of a lifetime, leading and meeting scouts from throughout the United States while building your resume for work and college. The trip includes round trip coach bus transportation, camping equipment, meals on site and entry to the 10 days of adventure at the Summit which is located next to the New River Gorge National Park.  More Info on current payment plan CLICK HERE.

Current fundraisers:


Fundraiser at the Moose Lodge (Next to Marcus Ward Ave. theater in La Crosse) Sat. August 6th from 4-7 PM. Spaghetti & meatballs, garlic toast and all you can eat salad bar dinner. Tickets will be available soon – cost is $9.00 per person.

Then bring/send a $100 deposit to gateway Area Council office
2600 Quarry Rd
La Crosse, WI 54601
Questions? Contact Tim or Lee at 608-783-7418 or timleedonahue@gmail.com
Contact District Executive Aaron for more information or to get your name on the waiting list.