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These are your 2013 jamboree duffel bags

(Updated Feb. 20, 2013) It may be a little early to start packing for the jamboree this summer, but I’ve got a sneak peek at what you’ll stuff all that gear into.

Take a look at the Osprey Transporter BSA, a sturdy, well-reviewed bag with detachable backpack straps and a classy 2013 National Scout Jamboree logo stitched on the side.

Every registered participant and staffer will get one of these as part of their jamboree registration fee, and it’s one bag that looks like it’ll hold up well beyond 10 days in rugged West Virginia this summer.

By the way, you’ll need to fit all your gear in this jamboree-provided duffel and your personal day pack. Fortunately, big items like your tent and cot are provided for you at your jamboree campsite.

The bag measures roughly 32 by 18 by 16 inches (length, width, and depth). The capacity is 115 liters (not the 95 I previously reported). There are three compartments: the main pocket, one at the top that also holds the backpack straps, and another on the flap of the main pocket.

Find full photos of the bag after the jump: 

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How much will it hold?

Watch the new video below.


Photos by W. Garth Dowling/BSA

81 thoughts on “These are your 2013 jamboree duffel bags

      • Bryan, looking forward to seeing the full 2013 National Jamboree catalog when available to get the merchandise just like the 2010 event. The rucksack looks great and look forward to getting my hands on one.

  1. Are folks expected to get their sleeping bags into the bag as well as clothing for the whole time? We might have to add an ultra light sleeping bag to the gear list! :>)

      • The video showed everything going in the bag except a sleeping bag. The official Guide Book says, “Everything you bring must fit inside your provided jamboree duffel bag and your personal day pack.” I am still trying to find out how literally we should take the guidebook.

        • The first item they put in is the sleeping bag. It looks like a very light weight summer bag.

    • Our Jambo troop just had a shakedown weekend and the scouts were required to use a duffel bag and bring the full gear list or representative equipment – my son is larger than most and he had room to spare in a duffel smaller than this one. and that was with winter weight bag and extra layers and heavy rain gear.

      • I would argue that. I helped staff the shakedown at the Summitt and brought a micro-fleece zippered sleeping bag (OK it was a Walmart special) and was cold (same time of year as Jambo). Do bring a light sleeping bag . . . Not like AP Hill, you are at 2,500 ft. in WV . . . Just saying

  2. Wow. In watching the videos, I’m not sure that my SCOUT is 115 Liters. It was a struggle for him to get his Bag and his Daypack at the Shakedown last summer.

    PACK LIGHT, LIGHT, LIGHT inside this bag!

  3. I am on the medical staff. How can I carry this and a day pack and also have my medical gear-stethoscopes,etc, and reference books? Also, what about anything purchased at the trading post or obtained or made at the numerous displays and activities?

      • As Bryan already said, contact your staff leader. The duffels are for PERSONAL GEAR. The Staff can arrange (within logic) other transportation methods (and/or exceptions to quantity/size of items to bring with you) based upon the needs of the Jambo.

  4. I know the duffle bags will be sent to the Councils for the units. How will the Staff personnel get theirs.

  5. Can these bags be locked? We heard there was a lot of theft at the Shakedown and want to avoid giving any temptations.

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  7. Reblogged this on Jambo Troop 4 and commented:
    Wow! This video from last year’s Summit Shakedown shows the equipment each troop will receive and brief instructions on set-up. Importantly, it also shows the duffel bag each Scout will receive, the personal equipment list and a packing demonstration – remember to pack lightly!

  8. Here’s my 2 cents on this VERY COOL duffel/backpack, BUT my biggest concern as a parent of a scout who is attending is the safety factor. You can say whatever you want, and think whatever you want and let me qualify by saying this first. My father attended the 50th Jamboree (there were thieves there), my father and I attended the 75th Jamboree (there were thieves there), and my father was on staff for the 100th (and there were thieves there).

    I don’t see the ability to lock up this. Not that my kid will have things of major value but where is the scouts security with this? Just wondering

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  10. Great post, Bryan! That certainly answers a few questions people in my unit had. Also, I discovered yet another video of Patrol Z doing awesome stuff!

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