Scouts and Venturers at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree follow two jamboree traditions without fail: They want good food and they love to collect jamboree swag.
How to get meals: Ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner are all provided for participants to prepare with their troops or crews. Breakfast and lunch ingredients are available in the morning and dinner ingredients become available at 4 p.m. Food is picked up from a trailer located in each subcamp. Pots and pans for preparing meals were delivered to campsites as units arrived.
Collectibles and supplies: Trading posts are a fixture at most camps and the jamboree is no exception. Four trading posts are located throughout the Summit. The Base Camp E trading post exclusively welcomes staff members while the rest invite all participants. The largest post is at the gateway in the Scott Summit Center; others are at Action Point and Boulder Cove.
Due to high interest, trading post lines can be lengthy. Participants should generally to know what they need to avoid multiple trips. Trading posts are usually open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Sundays, the trading posts are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Special hours may be in effect on arena show days, with hours posted at all trading posts.