The Summit Bechtel Reserve is ready to welcome more than 30,000 new campers to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. It is a new place, here's a primer of things every Scout and Venturer needs to know:
A Scout is Reverent ... and so is a jamboree staffer.
Jewish staff members participated in worship this morning and additional religious services at the Summit Bechtel Reserve are available for jamboree staff tomorrow, Sunday, July 14. Denominations, locations and times for all services are as follows:
As the Sunday deadline looms at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in advance of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, construction crews are hard at work putting the finishing touches on projects all over the site. Most major construction projects are complete and no construction is scheduled during the jamboree.
"I'm just hoping we're outta here by tomorrow evening. If not, we're gonna pull some long hours," says David Bradley, a welder working to complete the bridge railing at Brownsea Island.
As long as final materials arrive on time, Bradley and other workers expect construction of walkways and stairs around the Summit should be complete in time for participant arrival.
Extreme Sports "could not be more different from the last jamboree," explains Kim Carson, the area's administration and public relations officer. The Summit Bechtel Reserve's all-wheel-based adventure areas are professionally-built and ranked tops in the world.
Included in the Extreme Sports category at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree are BMX biking and mountain boarding (at The Trax), skateboarding (The Park), mountain biking (Low Gear and High Gear), and disc golf. These facilities are worth over $6 million, staffed by over 300 volunteers, and are built by Spohn Ranch or Gravity Logic.