Trading Post Request

The Trading Post in Great Falls will be open from 9:00 am to Noon on Saturday March 16. They would like to know what items parents may be interested in purchasing during the March 16 visit to Great Falls.  They have a limited stock on hand and would like to order additional items if they know in advance what people want to purchase.  Pleae email Vickie at and let her know what items you are interested in purchasing.


Things to Bring to Jamboree

Personal Gear


Provided by Council or National

  • Jamboree Gear Bag (Duffel)
  • Jamboree Daypack
  • Patches – 2 ea. – Jamboree troop numbers, Council Shoulder Patches and OA patch for uniforms and trading patch
  • Additional patches can be purchased

Scouts responsibility

  • Sleeping bag (lightweight in stuff sack with 30 degree rating is good)
  • Eating kit (plate, bowl, and spork are adequate)
  • 2 ea. – 1-liter water bottles
  • Toiletry kit (keep it small)
  • 2 ea. – bath towels
  • 2 ea. – hand towels
  • 2 ea. – washcloths
  • Flashlight or Headlamp & Batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Non-aerosol insect repellent


  • Air or travel pillow
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra Batteries
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Camp Shower
  • Pen, Paper and Envelopes
  • Jamboree Name Badge (can be purchased through Jamboree catalog)
  • Powdered laundry soap
  • Small mesh zip up bag for laundry
  • Talcum powder

Provided by Council

  • Jamboree Neckerchief
  • 2 ea. – Council Jamboree t-shirts
  • Jamboree Hat
  • Additional items can be purchased

Acquired or purchased by each Scout:

  • Two Field Uniform Shirts (tan scout shirt, green venture shirt)
  • 3-4 Scout uniform pants or shorts (green for scouts, grey for ventures)
  • Long pants (required for Messengers of Peace Day of Service)
  • Good, broken-in hiking boots
  • Lace-up shoes (lightweight sports)
  • Rain gear (simple, lightweight)
  • One jacket or sweatshirt (synthetic is good)
  • Two sets of sleep clothes
  • 5 pairs of underwear
  • 2 or 3 additional Scout/jamboree T-shirts/polo/activity shirts (antimicrobial synthetic is good)
  • 2 or 3 pairs of hiking socks
  • 2 or 3 pairs of scout socks (green for scouts, grey for ventures)


  • Swimsuit
  • Water shoes
  • Handkerchiefs

Note: Uniform items are available at a discount through Great Falls office only – call them at (406) 761-6000

The Field Uniform (Class A) includes:

  • Appropriate shirt (tan for scouts, green for ventures)
  • Appropriate pants or shorts (green for scouts, grey for ventures)
  • Appropriate socks (green for scouts, grey for ventures)
  • Jamboree neckerchief
  • Jamboree hat

The Activity Uniform (Class B) includes:

  • Scout t-shirt, activity shirt, polo shirt, or Jamboree t-shirt
  • Appropriate pants or shorts (green for scouts, grey for ventures)
  • Appropriate socks (green for scouts, grey for ventures or grey)
  • Jamboree hat

Note: Arrival day, Saturday stadium show, Sunday religious observances, and departure day are field uniform days; other times may be determined by your staff leader. Other days are Scout/jamboree T-shirts or activity shirts with uniform shorts/longs.

Day 1-Travel wear your field uniform, carry-on Jamboree daypack, check duffel with all gear inside, arrive in Washington DC area. Stay at hotel.

Days 2-3-Tour wear field uniform and Unit hat. Staying at a hotel.

Day 4 –Travel to Jamboree wear field uniform

Days 4-13-Jamboree wear field uniform at suppers, shows and religious services, other scout shirts and scout appropriate wear daily. Sleep in tents (tents & cots provided).

Day 13– Travel from Jamboree wear field uniform. Staying at a hotel.

Day 14-Travel wear field uniform, carry-on Jamboree daypack, check duffel with all gear inside, arrive home.

Other things to consider:

  • Two unit numbers will be issued to each attendee. Council ordered the numbers and they will be issued when they arrive. Extras will be available for additional cost.
  • The Messengers of Peace Day of Service is a day where the scouts will be doing service projects. The long pants and shirt for that day may get stained so they can be something other than scout pants.
  • They recommend two uniforms but you can bring more if you wish.
  • There will be more information on items issued by council at the March 16th meeting in Great Falls.
  • The Trading Post will be open in the morning of March 16.

Do You want to purchase Scout uniforms at the Jamboree meeting on March 16?

As you know, the Jamboree requires participants to have multiple uniforms.  Montana participants will be wearing the same uniform shirt for many days in a row, in the middle of the mid-Atlantic Summer.

During the mandatory Jamboree meeting on March 16, we can open the Council service center on either the evening of Friday, March 15 or the morning of Saturday, March 16.  If you will be shopping, please let us know your preference.

Please only vote if you intend on coming in to shop.


It is Time to Choose your Jamboree Activity Preferences!

Montana Jamboree Scouts–the Jamboree Activity Preference system is now OPEN!

There are over 20 activities available to do during Jamboree.  Over the next 90 days, you can look over the list and rank your preference for the activities you want to do at the Summit.

Some activities, like Whitewater rafting, come at an additional fee.  However, most are included with your Jamboree participation.

To choose your activity, first login to your Jamboree dashboard (  From there, you should see a button called “Activity Preference”.  Click it!



Just like the online medical form, only some browsers can get into the Jamboree activity selection system.  You can use Firefox 14+ (Mac or PC) , Google Chrome 21+ (Mac, PC, iOS and/or Android), and/or Internet Explorer 9.0+ (with compatibility mode OFF).


Put your preferences in any order you like by clicking on the three horizontal bars to the right of each selection and dragging them into order, with your highest preference on top and least on bottom.  Again, make sure to save your work each screen!

This system is NOT first-come, first-serve.  The system will be open for the next 90 days and the Jamboree organizers will try to make sure that everyone can do as many of their highest-rated activities as possible.  If you have any questions, please get in touch with your Scoutmaster or SPL.

These are your 2013 jamboree duffel bags

Bryan on Scouting

(Updated Feb. 20, 2013) It may be a little early to start packing for the jamboree this summer, but I’ve got a sneak peek at what you’ll stuff all that gear into.

Take a look at the Osprey Transporter BSA, a sturdy, well-reviewed bag with detachable backpack straps and a classy 2013 National Scout Jamboree logo stitched on the side.

Every registered participant and staffer will get one of these as part of their jamboree registration fee, and it’s one bag that looks like it’ll hold up well beyond 10 days in rugged West Virginia this summer.

By the way, you’ll need to fit all your gear in this jamboree-provided duffel and your personal day pack. Fortunately, big items like your tent and cot are provided for you at your jamboree campsite.

The bag measures roughly 32 by 18 by 16 inches (length, width, and depth). The capacity is 115 liters…

View original post 56 more words