A lot of things about the jamboree at our new home, the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, are different from past jamborees. The Summit is a physically demanding facility, and minimum physical fitness standards will be enforced. While the jamboree is not as strenuous as an extended high-adventure trek, it will be appreciably more demanding than the jamborees held at Fort A.P. Hill.
To help ensure that the Jamboree is a safe experience for everyone, all participants of the Jamboree, youth and adult, will be required to meet the minimum standards of physical fitness. More information is available on the Jamboree Web site.
The new Jamboree site at the Summit is more compact than A.P. Hill, and the distance between activity centers and campsites is closer. The primary mode of transportation around the Jamboree site will be walking. Unlike past Jamborees, busses will only be used for special programs.