2017 National Jamboree subcamps will be named after national parks (with patches to match)

It’s the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, but you get the gift. 

2017 National Jamboree leaders this week announced the creation of 22 special subcamp patches, each celebrating a different national park.

As first reported on the Summit Bechtel Reserve website, the 2017 National Jamboree subcamps have been renamed in honor of national parks — from Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah.

What are subcamps? They’re where troops of Scouts and Venturers camp at the jamboree.

While days at the jamboree are spent kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding, zip-lining, patch trading and more, nights are spent at one of six camps: A through F. Each camp is made up of several subcamps, given a number 1 through 4. Subcamps divide SBR’s 10,600 acres into manageable chunks.

You can see the complete subcamp patch set at the end of this post. And you’ll be able to purchase one patch — or, let’s be realistic, the complete set — at ScoutStuff.org in January.

And if you aren’t yet signed up to attend or serve on staff at next summer’s big celebration in West Virginia … Well, what are you waiting for? Go here to learn more.

Here are the subcamp numbers along with their national park names. See the patches at the end of this post.

A1 Acadia B1 Isle Royale
A2 Badlands B2 Crater Lake
A3 Ranier B3 Carlsbad
A4 Congaree B4 Shenandoah
C1 Denali D1 Guadalupe
C2 Mammoth Cave D2 Glacier
C3 Big Bend D3 Zion
C4 Everglades D4 Haleakala
E1 Yellowstone F1 Death Valley
E2 Yosemite F2 Katmai
F3 Mesa Verde
F4 Olympic

Acadia 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Badlands 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Big Bend 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Carlsbad 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Congaree 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Crater Lake 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Death Valley 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Denali 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Everglades 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Glacier 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Guadalupe 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Haleakala 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Isle Royale 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Katmai 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Mammoth Cave 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Mesa Verde 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Olympic 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Rainier 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Shenandoah 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Yellowstone 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Yosemite 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch Zion 2017 Jamboree subcamp patch