All the ways to follow the 2017 National Jamboree from your phone or laptop

The 2017 National Jamboree will be the most-shared Jamboree in history.

Scouts, Venturers, staffers and visitors will write blog updates, stream live video and post to a number of social networks, including some that were relatively unknown four years ago at the 2013 National Jamboree.

Those lucky enough to experience the Jamboree in person are in for an unforgettable 10 days. Those who use Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and more to follow along from home or the office? They’re getting the next best thing.

Here, the full list of the sites, hashtags and social network accounts you need to follow.

Blogs and websites

  • Bryan on Scouting blog: You’re in the right place to find my coverage of the 2017 Jamboree. This will be my sixth National Jamboree (1997, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2013 and 2017), but the experience never gets old. I’ll share interesting stories about what I see as I explore the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
  • Boys’ Life Hometown Media: At the Boys’ Life Media Experience within the Scott Summit Center, Scouts and Venturers can share their first-person Jamboree experience with local news organizations back home. We’ll post those and other stories — all written by Scouts and Venturers — at the BL Jamboree page linked here.
  • BSA Flickr: Experience the 2017 National Jamboree in photos on the BSA’s official Flickr page. A fleet of volunteer photographers will update the page regularly with their favorite shots.


Official hashtag: #2017Jambo

Accounts to like:


Official hashtag: #2017Jambo

Accounts to follow:


Official hashtag: #2017Jambo

Accounts to follow:


Accounts to follow:

Tap “Add Friends” then “Username” to add the accounts below.

  • Bryan on Scouting: bryanonscouting
  • Boy Scouts of America: theboyscouts
  • Order of the Arrow: oa-bsa

To quickly add the Boy Scouts as a friend on Snapchat, use the Snapcode below:

Live streaming video

  • Boys’ Life Live From the Jamboree
    • A recap of the day’s Jamboree fun, hosted by Maggie McCulloch and Sean Foy, two youth Jamboree staffers. We’ll share in-depth interviews, fascinating stories and a unique perspective on the 2017 Jamboree.
    • When: 6 p.m. ET daily, beginning July 19
    • Where: The Boys’ Life Facebook page
  • Jamboree Tonight
    • 2017 Order of the Arrow National Chief Forrest Gertin and National Venturing President Michelle Merritt will host a livestream that will recap the day, feature interviews with Scouts and Scouters, and highlight important parts of the next day.
    • When: 9:30 p.m. ET daily
    • Where: At this link and on the main 2017 Jamboree social media channels.
  • Live Stadium shows
    • Shows from the AT&T Summit Stadium — scheduled for July 22, 24 and 27 — will be streamed live online at this link. Each show begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.


  1. fyi….NESA has a Twitter account @NESABSA INSTAGRAM: Nationaleaglescoutassociation YouTube: SNAPCHAT will be coming from what I understand. Have a great time at the Jamboree!

    • It is really odd that he didn’t include those. When I linked to them he deleted my comment. They are public sites for everyone to follow, and there is an official staff at Jamboree called Jambolink working on all those accounts sharing public updates.

        • I’ve met some young staffers working hard on these official accounts, it sure would be nice of you to include them in the article. If you’re in camp I believe some of them are in the tent near the trailers in Delta.

  2. For you amateur radio operators, remember K2BSA will be operating on many HF frequencies and on D-STAR and EchoLink. Scouts will be looking for contacts, and you can chat with them for their impressions of the Jambo experience. Check out the K2BSA web site for more information.

  3. When is the Jamboree? I am working on starting a Scouting unit in the Near East Area of Columbus, Ohio, an area traditionally underserved by Scouting. I think Jamboree would be an amazing experience for boys who don’t even often make it outside of the city limits. I would like to plan for something like that to get our young Scout Troop moving in the right direction.

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