2017 National Jamboree

Every fours years, 30,000 - 40,000 Scouts and Venturers from all over the country, as well as from around the world, converge in one location to participate in high adventure activities that will test your abilities. This is a once in life-time opportunity for most Scouts to interact with Scouts from different councils, make new friends, participate in activities only to be found at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, and most importantly, create life-long memories.

The 2017 National Jamboree will be held from July 19th - July 28th. The Great Salt Lake Council's National Jamboree contingent will be participating in a pre-Jamboree tour that will visit sites that include: New York City, the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Arlington National Cementary, as well as Amish country. 

To find out more about what qualifications are needed to be a part of the 2017 National Jamboree, click on Participant Overview. If you are in need of financial assistance, click on the National Jamboree Scholarship Application on the right-hand side of the page. This scholarship is provided through the National BSA.

Important Items to Remember:

In order to attend the 2017 National Jamboree, each participant will need to fill out two applications. First, fill out the Great Salt Lake Council Jamboree application found on the right-hand side of the page. This application needs to be turned into either your Jamboree Troop leader or at the council office. Once the application has been received, recorded, and the $250 deposit fee is paid, each participant will need to fill out and more extensive online application with the National council. This application is also found on the right-hand side of the this page.

All participants will have to sign and agree to live by a Jamboree code of conduct in order to be accepted into the contingent. 

The airline portion of the fee is an estimate.  If the airfare is higher than our estimate there many be a fee increase at that time.  We will do our best to stay within our estimate, but airfares are out of our control.

Tour Details

Tour dates will be July 12th - July 19th.

  • July 12th:        Depart SLC
  • July 13th:        Statue of Liberty, Tour NYC
  • July 14th:        Philadelphia, Valley Forge
  • July 15th:        Gettysburg
  • July 16th:        Arlington National Cemetary, Smithsonian Museums
  • July 17th:        Washington DC
  • July 18th:        Troop Day
  • July 19th:        Depart for Jamboree
  • July28th:        Depart Jamboree for home



The cost of the 2017 National Jamboree is $3,450 per participant. This includes transportation, tour fees, Jamboree registration fees, meals, and lodging. There may be additional Jamboree troop fees that help cover the cost of Troop activities and trainings. 

Payment Schedule

  • 7/1/15     $700
  • 12/1/15   $1,400
  • 7/1/16     $2,100
  • 12/1/16   $2,800
  • 3/1/17     $3,450

Great Salt Lake Council Jamboree Troops:

Troop Number Name Phone # Email Recuitment Area
Troop 1 Craig Hall  (801) 253-8260 chall116@qwest.net FULL
Troop 2 Mike Henrie (801) 390-6444 jmhenrie@msn.com  
Troop 3 Stewart Wood (801) 255-8446 jstewartwood@comcast.net  
Troop 4 Warren Thornock (801) 541-0999 grayishblackwolf@hotmail.com  
Troop 6 Thomas Ball (801) 292-3671 thomasball@mail.weber.edu  
Troop 8 Dan Egelund (435) 840-1010 danegelund@live.com  
Troop 9 Les Price (801) 290-2446 price_les@msn.com  
Troop 10 Doug Later (801) 572-500- doug.later@gmail.com  
Troop 11 Scott Wilde (801) 718-9589 dzikiszczur@aol.com  
Troop 12 Clint Bennion  (801) 280-0494 clintsb@gmail.com FULL
Crew 15 Jim Wood (801) 272-2927 jswoodmd@xmission.com  


High Adventure

The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are doing around other parts of the Summit. Also, 2013 was the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, were part of the jamboree. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.


The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were some 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, 16 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2010.