2010 National Scout Jamboree
|2010 National Scout Jamboree|
The 2010 National Scout Jamboree Celebrating 100 Years of Scouting in the U.S.A. took place from July 25th - August 4th, 2010.
Fort A. P. Hill, located in the rolling hills of Caroline County, Virginia, near the towns of Fredericksburg and Bowling Green is an ideal facility to hold this major national Scout jamboree.
This 76,000-acre U.S. Army facility has served as the permanent site for the national Scout jamboree since 1981. The Boy Scouts of America uses approximately 3,000 acres of land to support a city of more than 40,000 Scouts and leaders.
Program features reflect the skills of Scouting, our national heritage, physical fitness, environmental conservation, and the true spirit of Scouting. Daily activities include archery, bikathlon, buckskin games, confidence course, conservation programs, scuba, kayak fun, racing shell run, and raft encounters. Regional action centers with rappelling towers are truly popular, as are trap shooting, an American Indian village, and the opening and closing arena shows, not to mention daily stage shows and many other activities. It's Scouting and American history at their very best!
Amid the thousands of colorful tents that will house participants and provide program and support services, there is an infrastructure that provides a safe and secure environment at Fort A. P. Hill. 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) provide all the support and program services needed for an outstanding event.
How To Attend the 2010 Jamboree
There are three ways to come to Fort A.P.Hill, Virginia for this event: as a participant in your local council contingent troops, or as a staffer, or as a visitor. Each way will have it's own set of rules that must be followed.
- Participant: Each council will establish a committee to manage their contingents for Jambo 2010, so you need to find out who your Council Chairman is. Only four adult slots are availabe per contingent troop, so apply early.
- Staff: To be on the national jamboree staff, you need to apply through your local council, be approved by your region, and be chosen by an area. You will be able to list what areas you prefer, but there is no guarantee.
- Visitor: To visit the jamboree, you can come as a group or individually, but the general rule is that you are suppossed to visit for only one day overall. (Reminder: Scout "units" visiting the Jamboree must file a National Tour Permit, regardless of distance.)
- Quote from Official 2010 National Scout Jamboree – Visitor page...
- "Every visitor to this year's Jamboree will be asked to become an 'Official Centennial Jamboree Supporter'.
- As an Official Centennial Jamboree Supporter, you will be asked at the gates to the visitor parking area for a $10 donation per person per day. This donation will help us to aid in the restoration of the site, as well as recover the expenses of visitor support (perform grounds clean-up, provide additional portable restrooms and sanitation stations, and enhance the many amenities and services provided for the visitors to the Jamboree). All visitors will receive a distinctive Visitor's Patch." — All information is subject to change, please check back frequently for updates.
- Note: For vehicles carrying eight or more persons, see the above referenced Visitor page for instructions.
Official BSA websites
- 2010 National Scout Jamboree information — Additional information from Hennings Scouters' Pages
- Electricity & Electronics Merit Badge booths — Sponsored by IEEE emeritbadges.org Project
- K2BSA Amateur Radio Demonstration Tent, Merit Badge Midway and Licensing and Exam Tent — Sponsored by K2BSA