2017 Illowa Council
National Jamboree Contingent
July 16-28, 2017
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Mt. Hope, West Virginia
The Scouting Adventure lives on in 2017!
Your chance to participate in one of the BSA's most exciting adventures is here! Jamboree is held every four years with Scouts from all over the nation coming together for life-changing adventures! Don't miss being a part of it!
The Illowa Council is forming a contingent of Scouts and Leaders to travel together to this awesome event. There are perks to traveling as a group with the Council, including special stops along the way.
Illowa Council Details and Fees
Sign up now for the 2017 Jamboree!
WHAT? The 19th National Jamboree! Scouts will spend their time whitewater rafting, zip lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more with 50,000 other Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. The National Jamboree is held every four years; Scouts from all over the nation have the opportunity to attend.
WHEN? Tentative dates are departing July 16, 2017 and returning on July 28, 2017.
WHERE? The Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia.
WHO? We are looking for Scouts who will be at least the age of 12 and First Class by July 19, 2017, but have not yet reached their 18 birthday until after July 28, 2017. We will also be recruiting approximately 20 adults to provide leadership to our contingent.
We are looking for Venturers (co-ed) who must have graduated the 8th grade or be at least 14 years of age by July 19, 2017, but have not reached their 21st birthday by July 28, 2017.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? $1,800.00
This includes the Jamboree fee, travel, housing, tour (our group will have multiple sightseeing stops in route to the Jamboree. Our plans are to visit both Washington D.C., & Gettysburg) T-Shirts, some camping equipment and meals for all 14 days. Uniforms, personal gear, souvenirs, memorabilia and other related expenses are not included.
To reserve your spot visit Summit.Scouting.org and register, (registration opens May 2015) then submit your $200 deposit to the Illowa Council Service Center, 4412 North Brady St, Davenport, Iowa, 52806.
Participants must meet certain health and physical fitness standards and be in good standing with your home Troop or Crew.
(This site provides a wealth of information on the fun and excitement Scouts will experience at the National Jamboree.)
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Calling all Order of the Arrow Members:
This year we have an easy way for you to pay your annual dues, simply go online to the following link, fill out the basic information, and pay online. The online system can take payments of Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Automatic Check. So simple that most Smart Phones can do it! Please note– via this website you can pay dues for more than one person in one financial transaction.
If you have any questions, please contact our Lodge by visiting the “Contact Us” page
The Order of the Arrow Troop Representative is a youth serving his troop as the primary liaison to the troop’s lodge or chapter. He meets the unit’s needs by providing a communication and programmatic link to and from all Arrowmen, Scouts who are not presently members of the Order, and adult leaders. These efforts are meant to assist the unit and its members in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, and at the same time fulfilling the lodge’s role in the Strategic Plan of the Order of the Arrow of being an integral part of the council. By setting a good example, he will enhance the image of the Order as a service arm to his unit.
Attached is a PDF form if you are interested in being a Troop/Crew representative.
Representative registration form