Troop 19 Jamboree Attendees
Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, created the idea of holding a large encampment of Scouts and leaders to celebrate Scouting in England. He called it a Jamboree.
Since 1937, the Boy Scouts of America has held a National Scout Jamboree for Scouts and leaders of Boy Scout councils throughout the United States. More than 600,000 Scouts and leaders have hiked the trails, paths, and roadways since the first jamboree was held at the base of the Washington Monument on the Mall in our nation's capital.
Since that time, 15 national Scout jamborees have been held. Three were held in the western United States at Irvine Ranch, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Farragut State Park in Idaho. Five have been held in Pennsylvania at Valley Forge and Moraine State Park. Beginning in 1981, Caroline County, Virginia, and Fort A. P. Hill have been the permanent site until 2010. In 2013, a new site in West Virginia will be the new home to the National Scout Jamboree.
|Robert Council - PL
Sean Gantt -- Staff
Larry Banks - SM
Kevin King - ASM
Bobby Fortney - ASM
Mike Hartje -- Staff
Tanya Hartje - ASM
Lee Shelton - ASM
100th Anniversary of Scouting
|Kristopher Harris-Pitton||Trent Almond - SPL
Brendon Almond - ASM
Sam Orr - SPL
Craig Orr - ASM
Wesley King - ASM
|Justin "Smiley" Austinfeld
|2010 Jamboree Staff|
|Nicolas Kincaid||Ricky Williams - SPL
|Thomas Chapman - SPL
Troop 19 World Jamboree Attendees
Scouting's Founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell planned to hold a special event to bring together Scout of all nationalities, and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the camp on Brownsea Island.
Due to the First World War, where many Scouts were killed, the first international gathering of Scouts was held in 1920. This, the first Jamboree, was held at London's Olympia for 8,000 Scouts from 34 countries.
Jamboree is now an international term used to describe a large gathering of Scouts. Since 1920, World Scout Jamborees have been held almost every four years, except during the Second World War, and hosted all over the world.
|World Jamboree Staff|
This page is maintained by Rick Cardenas, ASM & IT
Director of Troop 19
Last Updated: July 7, 2013