National Scout Jamboree
July 22 - Aug. 8, 2005
Daily activities will include:
Action Alley - full obstacle course with a zip line.
Air rifle shooting - Participants will receive an orientation in target-shooting
safety and the proper care and maintenance of target-shooting rifles.
A 15-foot air-rifle shooting range with NRA-approved targets will be used
in each action center.
Aquatic center activities - row, canoe, kayak, snorkel, and scuba dive.
Canoe slalom, canoe sprint, discover scuba, kayak fun, racing shell fun,
raft encounter, and snorkel search.
archery - shoot using the latest in target-shooting equipment.
bikathlon - ride specially geared mountain bikes cross-country and target-shoot
air rifles at designated stations.
buckskin games - The buckskin games are a set of competitive activities
that men participated in during the early 19th century. The games
feature instruction in and firing of muzzle-loading guns, a tomahawk throw,
a knife throw, a bucking bronco event, bullwhip cracking, and branding.
confidence course - The confidence course is designed to promote
and reinforce the participants' confidence, physical and mental awareness,
endurance, fun, and competition. The course includes a series of
"low course" COPE activities. This is a team event. Participants
should plan to attend as a patrol of six to eight members.
geocaching - Geocaching is a new subcamp activity for the 2005 National
Scout Jamboree. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice
navigation skills using a GPS device. Geocaching participants use
a GPS device to locate markers and/or a hidden cache from coordinates that
are provided (similar to orienteering with a map and compass). This
activity can be done as an individual, in groups, or as a patrol.
Receive a jamboree geocaching patch when you successfully complete the
geocaching course in your subcamp.
motocross - ride bicycles along a motocross course with a series of obstacles.
The course is designed to the specifications of the National Bicycle Motocross
Association. Those who have never participated in motocross will
be instructed in proper motocross methods.
mountain boarding - Cruising down a hill or dirt road, mountain boarding
feels like a cross between snowboarding and wakeboarding. Participants
will tackle a grassy hill. Safety pads and helmets will be provided
and are required during mountain boarding.
pioneering - the patrol will work as a team using simple tools and practical
pioneering skills to move objects, build structures, and play games. Participants
will learn the use of pulleys and the block and tackle, and use slip hooks,
quick links, and shackling to complete the tasks. This is a hands-on area.
racing shell run
rappelling towers - This artificial mountain will allow participants to
rappel (descend using ropes) a vertical wall. Special mini-towers
will aid in the instruction. While waiting to ascend the tower, Scouts
can practice on a horizontal (bouldering) climbing wall.
running - Jamboree 5K run will be held in each region on Friday, July 29
at 6 a.m. This is not a timed event. Participating Scouts earn the
5K run jamboree patch segment. The objective is to finish the course.
This can be done by walking, running, or any combination. Each participant
will also receive a jamboree commemorative runner number to wear and keep
as a souvenir.
sports games - Frisbee, soccer, volleyball, wiffle ball.
trap shooting using a shot gun - Before trying to shoot the fast-moving
clay "pigeons," they will be instructed in the proper shooting techniques
American Indian village
opening and closing arena shows
daily stage shows
and many other activities.
Three new events in particular are certain to be memorable:
"Twelve Cubed (123): Character Not Only Counts, It Multiplies". The
Order of the Arrow's live theatrical production, which will explore the
ingredients and elements of character, is certain to be as big a hit as
its predecessors, "Odyssey of the Law" (1997) and "Scoutopia" (2001).
Mountain Boarding. Scouts can try out this new, challenging outdoor
Silver Bay Camp. Although staged in 1997 and 2001, this reenactment
of the first experimental Scout camp in the United States (at Silver Bay,
N.Y., in 1910) will have a new, more prominent location.
The Merit Badge Midway will offer nearly 90 badges, with corporate America
and many governmental agencies providing volunteer counselors.
Boy Scouts must be at least First Class Scouts. They must have completed
the sixth grade or be at least 12 years of age by July 1, 2005, but not
have reached their 18th birthday by August 2, 2005. All Boy Scouts
must participate in a prejamboree training experience; file a Personal
Health and Medical Record Form, No. 67-34412-05 prior to the prejamboree
training; have been active in a troop for at least six months prior to
July 1, 2005; and be approved by his Scoutmaster and Council Jamboree Committee.
The fee per Scout is $1,185.00 and includes transportation to and from
the Jamboree, the Jamboree itself, all meals including a training weekend
in May 2005, three t-shirts, one hat, two custom council shoulder patches,
a custom neckerchief, two Jamboree troop numerals, a backpack and a duffel
bag. The fee does not include personal souvenirs, spending money,
physical exams, personal transportation for meetings/training events, personal
equipment, and uniforms.
registration form, Jamboree
Contact the Westchester-Putnam Council (914) 773-1135, ext. 233 for more
information and to sign up. Limited spaces.
Adult Leader requirements and further information are under "2005 National
Jamboree" at http://www.wpcbsa.org/Highlight/Events.asp,
including Council Transportation July 22 - Aug. 3.
staff positions are open to adult men and women who meet required qualifications.
Jamboree staff provide all the support and program services needed for
an outstanding event. Volunteer staff operates everything from bus
and telephone systems to a hospital and first-aid stations, police and
fire departments, post offices, food warehouses, a daily newspaper, and
retail stores (trading posts).
Adult staff members must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America
and have been born before July 25, 1984.
Youth staff members must have been born between August 3, 1984 and July
25, 1989, and be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Boy Scout Troop 174, Yorktown, NY. http://troop174.info