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STEM Quest Food Vendor OnSite

We will have a food vendor on-site at STEM Quest.  Here is the current menu (subject to changes):



Jamboree Bus Routes

Jamboree Bus Routes

  • Staff Support (Staff Only)
    • Staff Parking
      • Hourly/Continuous from 6am-10pm
      • Staff Parking Lot to Echo Staff Camp
    • Scott Summit Center (All Areas) and Adventure Valley (Rocks, Ropes, & Low Gear)
      • Breakfast times TBD
      • Dinner times TBD
      • Echo -> Jacks Landing West -> Jacks Landing East
  • Program Support (Staff & Participants)
    • Loop Road
      • Continuous Loop from 7:30am-5:30pm
      • Echo -> Foxtrot -> Jamboree HQ ->Charlie HQ -> Charlie 3
    • Upper Ridge Road
      • Continuous Loop from 7:30am-5:30pm
      • Oasis -> Bows -> Barrels West -> Barrels East
    • Valley Loop Road
      • Continuous Loop from 7:30am-5:30pm
      • Jacks Landing East -> The Ropes -> Low Gear -> The Rocks -> A/B Intersection
  • Staff Worksite Distribution Support (Shuttles disperse to work locations in the morning and return to Echo at end of program hours)
    • SOC (Glen Jean Armory)
      • AM Shift / PM Shift Times TBD
      • Echo -> SOC
    • LOC & Post Office (ALC)
      • AM Shift / PM Shift Times TBD
      • Echo -> ALC
    • Rocks, Ropes, & Low Gear
      • AM Shift / PM Shift Times TBD
      • Echo -> Jacks Landing East
    • Garden Ground Mountain
      • AM Shift / PM Shift Times TBD
      • Echo -> Garden Ground
    • Oasis & Bows
      • AM Shift / PM Shift Times TBD
      • Echo -> Pools/SCUBA -> Oasis -> Bows
    • Barrels & High Gear
      • AM Shift / PM Shift Times TBD
      • Echo -> Barrels West -> Barrels East -> High Gear

The to be determined (TBD) service hours for the Staff Worksite Distribution Support buses will be determined in consultation with the Program Group.


Directions to the JW and Hazel Ruby Welcome Center

The JW and Hazel Ruby Welcome Center is where Staff Parking is located.  Here’s a Google Map that you can use to generate directions, get GPS Coordinates, etc. from your location.

MAP of STEM Quest

Group Texting with Remind – Instructions

Do I need a WV Fishing license if I do a little fishing while at Jamboree?

The Summit Center Staff informs us that they have confirmed that you do not need a WV license.

So, if you want to do a little “catch and release” on your day off (and, on Summit property), go right ahead!

STEM Nova Costs

If it’s the first Nova the youth has earned, it’s $4.79

If they have already earned one Nova, subsequent ones are indicated by a pin worn on the Nova patch – $1.49

Staff Outbound Postal Shipping

FYI, we will have a mail drop in STEM Quest. Packages with proper USPS postage affixed can be dropped in the Ops tent, and the postal service will pick them up on July 27th and 28th. These procedures may be used for program or personal items (unlike inbound shipping, which is for program materials only).

Attached is full information in PDF form:


Staff Arrival and Departure

STEM Quest will officially close at 4pm on Thursday, July 27, and we will start tearing down. There is a closing show Thursday night from 6pm – 7:30pm. We will expect everyone back on the site Friday morning to finish packing and cleaning, but as soon as we are done, you will be free to go (not before noon, but most likely by 4pm on Friday, July 28th.)

2017 National Jamboree Schedule

2017 National Jamboree Schedule

While it’s subject to change between now and July, here’s a preview of the Jamboree schedule as currently planned:

Wednesday – Arrival day. Summit Center and Adventure Area open NOON to 5 PM. No visitors. Base camp welcome event.

Thursday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 5 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 5 PM. Session 1 on Jamboree Trek and Day of Service. Offsite rafting. Special Visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Friday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 5 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 5 PM. Session 2 on Jamboree Trek and Day of Service. Offsite rafting. Visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Saturday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 4 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 4 PM.   No Jamboree Trek Experience. No Day of Service Experience. No rafting. Visitors allowed from 12 NOON until end of show.

Sunday – Consolidated faith-based worship experiences in morning. “JAMBO-PALOOZA” in Stadium in afternoon. Visitors allowed from 1 PM to 5 PM. No program in Adventure Areas. No Jamboree Trek. No Day of Service. No rafting.

Monday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 5 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 5 PM. Session 3 on Jamboree Trek and Day of Service. Offsite rafting. Visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Tuesday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 5 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 5 PM. Session 4 on Jamboree Trek and Day of Service. Offsite rafting. Visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Wednesday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 5 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 5 PM. Session 5 on Jamboree Trek and Day of Service. Offsite rafting. Visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Thursday – Summit Center open 8 AM to 4 PM. Adventure areas open 8 AM to 4 PM. Makeup date for Jamboree Trek if one of the regular days is cancelled for some reason. Offsite rafting. Visitors from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Friday – Departure day. Participants depart in morning. Staff begin departure in afternoon.

Staff Trading Post for T-Shirts, Polos, Hats, Fleece

The last date to safely order Summit Center uniforms and receive them prior to packing and leaving for the Jamboree is June 10th! Please get your orders in prior to that date to assure receipt.

Note that your Operations Group is “Summit Center”, and your program area is “STEM Quest”, which you can have put on your shirts! You can order now, and items will be shipped directly to you – in plenty of time to wear them around your home council, and make all your friends jealous.

Cell and Wifi Coverage

The only way to describe the Cell and Wifi Coverage is “Outstanding”!

The tower at each base camp is a full Cell Tower providing excellent 4G coverage. AT&T and Verizon users report strong signals and high data rates. TMobile users report good signals and reasonable data speeds.

Summit Bechtel Base Camp Alpha Cell Tower

AT&T has installed 700 Wi-Fi APs throughout the camp as well as 10,000 Fiber miles of fiber in the ground to provide connectivity to all those AP’s, the Cell Towers, and many other services.

Also, there are LOTS of charging stations available.  The STEM Quest area will have a recharging station designated for Staff Only use.

Orange Charging Station at Summit Bechtel – Usually every hundred feet or so.

Is there a STEM Quest “Class B” Uniform?

While the Field Uniform is always appropriate, there will also be an official STEM Quest t-shirt/polo that Staff Members can order – and this year it will be shipped direct to you in advance of the Jamboree.

When we are ready to take orders for the STEM Quest shirts, notices will be posted on this FAQ, and on the STEM Quest Jamboree Staff Facebook Page.

Youth Protection Training

*You must complete Youth Protection Training (YPT) within one year of the
National Scout Jamboree. *

A new YPT will be released before the Jamboree, but any version of YPT is
acceptable provided it was the current version when taken, and within one
year of the Jamboree.

You can update your YPT Training with your account at



Timely, effective communication is essential to a successful Jamboree experience. Efforts to transform how staff, participants, leaders and guests are informed have been improving since the close of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, and have taken an additional step forward this month with the launch of JamboLink.

JamboLink is the location for all news leading up to and through the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. JamboLink is a multi-platform experience, designed to provide the most up-to-date information in the most convenient way possible for everyone.

CLICK HERE to connect to JamboLink


Medical Requirements

In order to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree, ALL participants (Staff, Leaders and Youth) are required to have a medical exam and submit the BSA’s required Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR).

Below is the link to the 2017 NSJ Annual Health and Medical Record on-line submission process. You will be required to enter a valid username and password to access your AHMR.

National Scout Jamboree AMHR Online Submission

Work and Play

We’ll be running Program during the days, with each evening “off duty” as our areas will not be operating.  However, there are various activities and stage shows where we may be asked to help out.

The saying goes, “Many Hands make for Light Work”.  And it’s as true for Jamboree too!  As we form up as a team we would like everyone to recruit one or two to others!  More Staff, more Time Off!

Jamboree Staff Fun

STEM Quest Jamboree Staff Application

You can apply to be on the 2017 National Jamboree Staff online by clicking the big orange button!

Make sure that you select 6372 as your requested Volunteer Staff Position!

If you have talked with one of our STEM Quest Staff Members, please add a comment (i.e. Talked with Scott Medlock) in one of the freeform fields of the online application.  This will help us know who recruited you!

Jamboree Staff Application

Staff Fee Information


Staff Session 1 – July 15-29, 2017 (full jamboree)

  • Staff 26 and over as of July 18, 2017 – $850
  • Staff 16-25 through July 18, 2017 – $425

Staff Session 2 – July 15-22, 2017 (half jamboree) – $425 (regardless of age)

Staff Session 3 – July 22-29, 2017 (half jamboree) – $425 (regardless of age)

Team Formation

We will be doing a survey after Christmas and creating teams in February and March. We will try to put staff on teams in areas they prefer or have experience in.


There will be a lot of walking to/from at the 2017 National Jamboree. But, the 2017 Jamboree will feature a greatly expanded busing system. There are 11 planned routes for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree to make staffing just a tad easier.

Jamboree Staff Bus Service

Staff Camp

STEM Quest Staff will be residing in Basecamp Echo for the 2017 National Jamboree.

Each tent has 4 bunks and you can request your 3 tent mates. They may be anyone else on staff (same gender, obviously).  The STEM Quest Staff will be assigned to the same area in Basecamp Echo so we can enjoy our downtime as well as worktime together.

You can request your tentmates, etc. at the following link (which you should have received via email):

Staff Tent Interior outsidetent

Arrival and Departure Dates and Info


Session 1 and 2 should plan to arrive on Saturday July 15th  – We will not have any scheduled activities  on this date, but you will check-in and unpack.

Session 3 – Arrive on Saturday July 22nd  – those of you arriving this day may arrive at any of the times allowed, we will not schedule you for work that day


Session 2 – Depart on July 22nd , you will not be scheduled for work on that day

Session 1 and 3 – Depart on Saturday July 29th

We will begin breakdown of the STEMQuest area on Thursday afternoon July 27th.  Some people with flexible travel plans may be able to leave the afternoon/evening of Friday, July 28th,  if the tear down is finished early.