Dear International Commissioners,
Approximately every four years, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) conducts a national Scout jamboree. It is the largest Scouting activity in the United States of America with over 40,000 Scouts and leaders in attendance. The 2017 BSA National Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve (The Summit) in West Virginia, USA. The Summit will also be the location of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree hosted by Scouts Canada, Asociación de Scouts de México, and the BSA. This is not the “practice” for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, as it would not be appropriate for only one of the three co-hosts to hold the “practice” event.
We are excited to extend an invitation to your national Scout organization (NSO) to join us at the BSA’s 2017 National Scout Jamboree from Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 28, 2017. The International Department of the BSA will serve as your “council” for this event. This jamboree experience will be one of the best Scouting events you have ever attended. The Summit is the permanent home of the BSA’s national Scout jamboree. With this in mind, the BSA has built the ultimate Scout playground. The programs include BMX biking, skateboard parks, mountain biking, hiking, challenge courses and so much more.