Logisitics and General Info
Information on the timeline leading up to the Jamboree, pre-jamboree tour, personal equipment and more will be posted here as more details are available. Check back often.
Boy Scouts and Venturers attending the National Scout Jamboree 2013 as part of the Transatlantic Council Contingent can order uniform items from the Transatlantic Council Scout Shop at a discounted rate. This only applies to the Boy Scout or Venturer ACTUALLY attending and cannot be used to purchase uniforms for parents/siblings/etc. The order forms (which list the items avialable for the discount) are here:
Please also note that the discounts are ONLY available from the Transatlantic Council Scout Shop and not view Scoutstuff.org or other Council's scout shops.
10 July 2013 - Scouts should make their own way to Philadelphia airport. We will meet scouts in the Airport and assemble the contingent there before staying overnight on the battleship New Jersey. Parents should ensure scouts arrive at Philadelphia airport between 11:00 and 16:00.
On arrival at Philadelphia airport: The Philadelphia Airport Marriott at 1 Arrivals Road, Terminal B will host our Contingent Meet-up on Wednesday July 10th between the hours of 11:00 and 16:00. Scouts and family members arriving by car can access the Marriott by parking in Garage B or via long term parking and the airport shuttle bus. Scouts arriving on international flights will arrive at Terminal A and can walk the short distance to the Marriott. Scouts arriving on domestic flights at other terminals will take the airport shuttle bus to the Marriott. We plan to meet all arriving flights and provide an escort to the Marriott. Adult leaders can meet unaccompanied minors at their flights. Plan to depart from Philadelphia International Airport on 25 July after 1600.
11 July 2013 - The contingent will visit local historic sites in Philadelphia, including Independence National Historic Site (where the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall are located) and stay overnight on the battleship New Jersey.
12 July 2013 - The contingent will spend the day at Hersheypark then stay overnight at a Scout Camp in Dillsburg.
13 July 2013 - The contingent will visit Gettysburg Military Park then stay overnight in dorms at Frostburg's university campus.
14 July 2013 - The contingent will go white water rafting at Ohiopyle then stay overnight in dorms at Fairmont University.
15 July 2013 - The contingent will travel to the National Scout Jamboree site and split into the two troops and one crew for the next ten days of adventure.
24 July 2013 - The contingent will travel to Philadelphia for an overnight stay.
25 July 2013 - The contingent will be hosting a lunchtime BBQ for families. Following the BBQ, contingent members will be dismissed to their parents. No scout will be dismissed before the end of the BBQ.
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