Western Colorado Council, BSA

National Jamboree 2017




Western Colorado Council

Jamboree Contingent Plan


The 2017 National Scout Jamboree is a national encampment that will bring together Boy Scouts, Venturers and leaders from all over the United States, along with visiting Scouts from many parts of the world. The Jamboree is planned for 40,000 Scouts, Venturers and unit leaders, plus over 9,000 staff members. The plan calls for provisional units, with Scouts, Venturers and leaders in 20 Subcamps, organized into five villages. As in 2013, Venture Crews will participate! The Jamboree is an unforgettable experience of Scouting at its finest, the opportunity to forge Scouting friendships that endure forever, in a virtually non-stop program of challenging and fun events. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is the permanent Jamboree home. The BSA built the ultimate playground for Scouts and Venturers with 5 miles of zip lines and challenge courses, 36 miles of mountain bike trails, 13 acres of shooting sports ranges, kayaking, rock climbing, bouldering, skateboarding, BMX and so much more.


Basic Information

Western Colorado Council is looking for 72 Boy Scouts and 8 Venture Scouts to join us for this adventure of a lifetime! We are almost FULL, who's in?!?! We are forming a waiting list for the Troops and there are only 5 spots left in the Crew!


The dates of our travel will be Saturday, July 15 through Saturday, July 29, 2017. We will all meet in Denver Saturday afternoon, July 15. We will depart DIA Sunday morning, July 16th for Washington, D.C., spending that afternoon, evening and the next 2 days touring our beautiful Nation's Capital. While the itinerary has not been finalized, tops on our list are Arlington National Cemetery and the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Capital tour, White House Tour, the Lincoln Memorial, the war memorials, Smithsonian Museums and so much more. It will be a busy, action packed schedule. Wednesday morning July 19th, we will arrive at the Summit Bechtel Reserve for 9 days at the 2017 National Jamboree! We depart the Summit early on Friday, July 28th and head to Charlotte, NC. We will spend the afternoon and evening at Carowinds Amusement Park, before departing for Denver Saturday morning, July 29th. Wow!


Who is eligible to attend?

Information from the National Jamboree website:






Cost / Options

The cost for this amazing 15 day adventure is $2,950. Here is the payment schedule:


 Deposit (Upon Registration)  $250
 January 1, 2016  $400
 March 1, 2016  $400
 May 1, 2016  $400
 July 1, 2016  $400
 September 1, 2016  $400
 November 1, 2016  $400
 January 1, 2017  $300
 Total  $2,950


There will be fundraising opportunities. We are also looking for individuals and businesses to sponsor equipment (bags, day packs, class-b shirts, flags, etc.) and other expenses. Please contact Jen Pierson if you are interested or have questions on how you can support the Scouting youth of Western Colorado Council!


Jamboree Presentation

Please contact us to schedule a promotional Q&A for your Scouts and families! Email or call Jack Albright, Lewis Melchor or T.A. Rosko.


Here is the link to the 2017 National Jamboree link:



WCC Jamboree Contacts

 Jack Albright  Scoutmaster   (970) 379-3244  jack@albright-associates.com
 Lewis Melchor  Scoutmaster  (970) 208-7244  jlmelchor@msn.com
 T.A. Rosko  Advisor  (970) 485-5914  rosko@basebuilding.com
 Jen Pierson  Web Admin  (970) 333-9535  jenniferpierson@comcast.net



This is the place to sign up for the 2017 National Jamboree!***:


  1. STOP!! You will need your BSA member number from your membership card, your Scoutmaster/Advisor or the Council Office before you create your My.Scouting.org Account and register for National Jamboree!!
  2. Click on the orange "Register Now" button below.
  3. Click on the orange "New Registrations Start Here" button near the bottom of the page.
  4. If you have a My.Scouting account, enter your credentials to log-in.
  5. If you do not have a My.Scouting account, select Create Account on the right side of the page.
  6. Really cool - once you have logged in or created an account, it will automatically redirect you to the Jamboree registration. Some of your information will already be populated for you.
  7. Complete the Jamboree registration.
  8. At the end of the registration process, the system will send a permission/authorization email to a parent's email address. The parent must complete this for the registration to be sent to Western Colorado Council for approval.
  9. Register with Western Colorado Council for payment schedule, communications, etc., and to pay your $250 deposit to secure your spot! WCC Contingent members can click HERE to make easy online payments!  This online payment system is for scouts who have already registered online for the National Jamboree. You must create an account login and keep your password handy in order to post follow-up payments. If you choose to pay by check, please mail your checks to WCC-BSA, Attn: 2017 Jamboree, 839 Grand Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501. Checks payable to WCC-BSA.


*For anyone who registered for past Jamborees, this is much easier. Even with setting up a My Scouting account, it should take less than 15 minutes to complete all steps.


***If you are under 13 years of age, you will need to go to www.myscouting.org to create your account.  Please be aware, when you create a new account on www.myscouting.org, it takes 30 minutes to sync the data with the system.  This means you will have to wait 30 minutes before completing your Jamboree application.