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SCOUT JAM 2019

Event Details

SCOUT JAM 2019

Scout Jam promises to be far bigger and more action-oriented than any Scouting event in 2019, and to be the NEIC's biggest scouting event in recent history. ScoutsBSA troops, Venturers, Explorers, and Ships should get this exciting adventure on their calendars today.  We also strongly suggest that ScoutsBSA troops invite Webelos Dens to camp with them, and for all Scouts to bring a friend!

IMPORTANT CAMPSITE NOTE:  Since many of the Scout Jam activities are taking place at Fox River Park, it is listed as the "event location".  Click on the "Campsite Deposit" link (to the right).  After telling us your estimated number of participants, you will be taken to your registration page where you will go to the Contact tab to choose your Camp Crown "Troop-Style" Campsite or a Fox River Park "Jamboree-Style" Campsite.  Maximum capacity per site is 20 campers, but some at Camp Crown fit less (capacities listed next to names).  If you pick a campsite that is not big enough for your estimated numbers, you will automatically be required to pick (and be charged for) additional campsites until you have enough room for everyone.

We are expecting a very large number of participants and many of the featured activities will need to be reserved, so make sure to register early! 

Our Premiere Adventures include:

  • Mountain Biking (Silver Lake State Natural Area)
  • Cycling Obstacle Course (Crown)
  • Canoeing (Fox River Park)
  • Kayaking (Silver Lake)
  • BB/Pellet Gun Range (Crown)
  • Archery Range (Crown)
  • Wrist Rocket (Crown)
  • Fishing Activity and Demonstration (Fox River Park)
  • Portable Climbing Wall (Fox River Park)
  • Special Needs Activity - Beep Ball & Kickball (Fox River Park)
  • GPS Geo-caching (Crown)
  • These events will be held in 120 minute blocks to enable full immersion in the adventure and to enable maximum fun! 

We also will have numerous videos, tours, and open access exhibits including high adventure opportunities, information about the upcoming National Jamboree in 2021, and things to do as a unit.

Where is SCOUT JAM?

Scout Jam is so big and action packed that we have to have three venues (don't worry, we'll have shuttles). Camp Crown will be one of two main action centers, the other being Fox River Park just north of Camp Crown and "high adventure" activities will be at Silver Lake Park.

The grand finale of the event will be Saturday night, featuring a band and fireworks.

 

LEADER’S GUIDE

The Leaders Guide with all the information you will need to successfully participate has been posted.  Check often as it will be occasionally updated and will be re-posted with the update date.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration will be in two phases.  The Deposit Phase/ Camping Site Selection Phase is open now and Contingents can reserve a camp site with this registration. 

The Activity Selection Phase is expected to be opening in June where the Troop can begin finalizing Contingent participation numbers and individuals can select the Activity Blocks they desire (See Leader’s Guide).

Please reference the attached “Deposit Phase Registration Instructions” for how to perform the initial “Deposit Phase/ Camping Site Selection Phase” that is available now.  The “Activity Phase” Selection will start in June and instructions for that phase will be provided then.

Check back here often for updates!  See you at Scout Jam!

 

When & Where
Scout Jam 2019
Fox River Park

Friday 10-11-2019 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 10-13-2019 12:00 PM CT
More Information
Contact
Dennis Byrd
Program Committee Chair
byrddennis@sbcglobal.net
Quinn Ryan
Scout Jam-Council Representative
Quinn.Ryan@scouting.org
847.748.9154
Northeast Illinois Council BSA
850 Forest Edge Dr
Kasperson Center for Scouting at Morrison Park
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Phone: 847-433-1813