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.