National Scout Jamboree

    Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 45,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. The result is the national Scout jamboree.

A New Venue: The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

  In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit will welcome Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience in summer 2013.

Visiting the Mountains
    There are incredible side trips that Scouts and families can take on their way to and from the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. A tour of Washington, D.C., is only a few hours’ drive away, and the entire region surrounding the Summit is filled with some of the most beautiful mountains in the country. The Blue Ridge is just to the south, and the Shenandoah Valley is a short drive to the east. That’s not to mention all of the incredibly scenic areas in West Virginia itself.

High Adventure
     The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit will feature a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are dialing in around other parts of the Summit. Also, 2013 will be the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, will be 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.
At the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, Troop 349 was a part of NSJ Troop A433. Troop 349 had 11 youth participants and 2 staff.
At the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, Troop 349 was a part of NSJ Troop 1123. Troop 349 had 17 Participants, 4 of which were going for their second time, 1 ASM and 2 Staff. 1123's SPL, QM, Scribe and 3/4 Patrol Leaders were from Troop 349 and they were Ethan N., Kevin W., Joshua P., Matthew B., Ulysses M., and Tyler K. respectively. 
At the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, Troop 349 was a part of USA Troop 109. Troop 349 had 11 participants, 1 Scoutmaster and 3 IST. 109's SPL, Scribe and Charlie and Alpha Patrol Leaders were from 349 and they were Ethan N., Matthew H., Ulysses., and David P..