NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE
July 26, 2010 – August 4, 2010
The National Scout Jamboree reflects the true spirit of Scouting—physical fitness, environmental conservation, and national heritage. Adventure waits around every corner with rappelling, scuba diving, kayaking, rafting, sailing, archery, trails, and so much more!
Nestled in the rolling green hills of Virginia, close to our nation’s capitol, Fort A.P. Hill lies near many historical Civil War landmarks. This 76,000-acre facility has hosted the National Scout Jamboree since 1981. The Boy Scouts of America uses approximately 3,000 acres of land to support a city of more than 43,000 Scouts and leaders.
What is There to Do at the Jamboree? You name it! The jamboree program reflects the skills of Scouting—physical fitness, environmental conservation, our national heritage, and the true spirit of Scouting.
See yourself rappelling, discovering scuba, kayaking, rafting, and sailing. Experience trap shooting, archery, bikeathlons, buckskin games, confidence courses, conservation trail, and more! There is not enough time in the day for all the exciting activities that are there waiting for Scouts to try.
Daily activities include an incredible merit badge midway, arts and sciences, a re-creation of Baden-Powell’s original Scout camp on Brownsea Island, an American Indian village, regional entertainment stages, and many other activities. The arena shows are a highlight for all participants. The jamboree is Scouting at its very best!
Jamboree City Rises Again! At dawn on July 26, 2010, dew on the empty fields shimmers in the growing daylight. And then … here they come! By noon, throngs of Scouts will be carrying gear and tents, and gateways begin to emerge from the empty ground. By dusk, the landscape has been transformed into a bustling city of 18,000 tents, 3,600 patrol kitchens and 43,000 Scouts and leaders. This transformation occurs in mere hours, making Jamboree City the fastest growing city in Virginia, if not the world.
Amid the thousands of colorful tents that will house participants and provide program and support services, there is an infrastructure that provides a safe and secure environment at Fort A.P. Hill. Everything from bus systems, telephone and Internet, to first-aid stations and a hospital, police and fire departments, post offices, food warehouses, a daily newspaper, and retail stores (trading posts and concession stands) provides all the support and program services needed for an outstanding event.
100 years of Scouting! A century of the finest outdoor and leadership experience a boy could have! This tradition lives on at the pinnacle of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting—the 2010 National Jamboree. Yesterday merges with tomorrow at the greatest Scouting event of the century. It is the opportunity of a lifetime, one a Scout will never forget.
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