Where can you sleep in a tent, cook over a fire, ride a zip line across a river…twice, explore the cave where Jesse James once hid stolen treasure, test your outdoor skills and meet new friends?
This and more is possible at the upcoming national jamboree held at Huzzah Valley Resort in Steelville, Missouri. Youth from across the country will converge there July 10-15, 2016. While that may seem a long way off, now is the time to begin preparing. Here are ways you can do that:
1. Start saving money! Registration is $250, so be on the lookout for ways to earn cash. Aside from the registration fee, you may want to bring a little spare change so you can collect awesome souvenirs to remind you of your time in the Valley.
2. Prepare and practice! You can work up an appetite paddling a canoe, hiking through a cave or representing your division in a competition. Practice your cooking skills so you won’t go hungry! And, while we hope no one needs it, knowing basic first-aid may come in handy if a friend skins a knee or your leader has a nasty run in with a bee.
Here is a list of all the requirements.
- Youth participants must have completed sixth grade AND be between the ages of 12 an 17 on the the first day of the jamboree.
- Membership – Be a registered member of a Girl Guard, Adventure Corps Ranger or Salvation Army Boy Scout troop.
- Mastery – Earn the emblems listed for your troop.
Guards – Discovery 1 or 2, Hit the Trail, Roughing It, and Safety First-First Aid emblems
Rangers – Star Level, Campcraft, Backpacking, Emergency Preparedness emblems
Boy Scouts – Second Class Scout, First Aid, Camping, and Hiking Merit Badges
- Take part in the pre-jamboree training scheduled by your DHQ.
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