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Get in on the Fun — National Jamboree 2017 Registration is now open!

The Boy Scout National Jamboree occurs once every 4 years. Our next National Jamboree will be July 19-28, 2017, at Summit Bechtel Reserve at the New River Gorge, West Virginia. The Jamboree features 6 High Adventure Camps: BMX and skateboarding, Mountain biking, Climbing, Zip lines and challenge courses, Shooting sports, and Aquatics (including whitewater rafting).

Boy Scouts must be 12-18 years old, and Venture Scouts must be 14-21 years old. Scouts register individually and are grouped with other Scouts from throughout the various Districts within the Council as part of the Baltimore Area Council Contingent. This process is designed for Scouts to interact with other Scouts and be given opportunities for leadership and experience in a new environment.

Baltimore Area Council Contingent to the National Jamboree costs $1525 per Boy Scout/Venturer Scout and $975 per Unit Leader. Fees include all food, activities, equipment, transportation to and from the Summit on motorcoach buses, and a shakedown weekend (once the adults and youth are organized into troops there will be various “Shakedown weekends” for all the Troops to gather as a unit and have practice weekends of setup, activities and breakdown as they prepare for the Jamboree experience).

Handouts are available at the Troop meetings. Also, see the Council’s site for more information: http://www.baltimorebsa.org/2017nationaljamboree
(Please note that there is a new council Jamboree contact: Mr. Jeff Lewis at email address Jeff.Lewis@scouting.org.)

Philmont, Summer 2017

Troop 899 has secured two crews for Philmont the summer of 2017. Our arrival date is July 26, 2017 and our departure date is August 7, 2017. The crews will likely depart Fallston on July 25, 2017 and arrive back in Fallston on August 7, 2017. Having two crews allows us to send a maximum of 12 crew members per crew of with a minimum of 2 adults per crew and maximum of 4 adults per crew.

ELIGIBILITY:
Youth crew members must be 14 years of age on the date of arrival OR have completed the eighth (8th) grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to date of arrival. (Participants 18 through 20 years of age may be counted as either a youth or an adult crew member)

COST:
The 2017 Expedition fee is $895 per participant. Total cost including airfare and land transportation will be around $1750 to $1850, plus costs for personal gear and prep outings. A non-refundable reservation fee (deposit) of $100 per participant is due January 29, 2016.

More details are provided on an information sheet on our website http://troop899fallston.org/outings/. If you would like to be added to this trip roster or have any questions please contact Audrey or Jon Streett amstreett@gmail.com or complete the permission slip found on our website http://troop899fallston.org/outings/.

Go to the following website for detailed information and forms: http://troop899fallston.org

Philmont, Summer 2017

Troop 899 has secured two crews for Philmont the summer of 2017. Our arrival date is July 26, 2017 and our departure date is August 7, 2017. The crews will likely depart Fallston on July 25, 2017 and arrive back in Fallston on August 7, 2017. Having two crews allows us to send a maximum of 12 crew members per crew of with a minimum of 2 adults per crew and maximum of 4 adults per crew.

ELIGIBILITY:
Youth crew members must be 14 years of age on the date of arrival OR have completed the eighth (8th) grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to date of arrival. (Participants 18 through 20 years of age may be counted as either a youth or an adult crew member)

COST:
The 2017 Expedition fee is $895 per participant. Total cost including airfare and land transportation will be around $1750 to $1850, plus costs for personal gear and prep outings. A non-refundable reservation fee (deposit) of $100 per participant is due January 29, 2016.

More details are provided on an information sheet on our website http://troop899fallston.org/outings/

. If you would like to be added to this trip roster or have any questions please contact Audrey or Jon Streett (amstreett@gmail.com) or complete the permission slip found on our website http://troop899fallston.org/outings/.
There will be an informational meeting at 7:00 before the troop meeting on January 7, 2015.

Philmont, Summer 2017

Troop 899 has secured two crews for Philmont the summer of 2017. Our arrival date is July 26, 2017 and our departure date is August 7, 2017. The crews will likely depart Fallston on July 25, 2017 and arrive back in Fallston on August 7, 2017. Having two crews allows us to send a maximum of 12 crew members per crew of with a minimum of 2 adults per crew and maximum of 4 adults per crew.

ELIGIBILITY:
Youth crew members must be 14 years of age on the date of arrival OR have completed the eighth (8th) grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to date of arrival. (Participants 18 through 20 years of age may be counted as either a youth or an adult crew member)

COST:
The 2017 Expedition fee is $895 per participant. Total cost including airfare and land transportation will be around $1750 to $1850, plus costs for personal gear and prep outings. A non-refundable reservation fee (deposit) of $100 per participant is due January 29, 2016.

More details are provided on an information sheet on our website http://troop899fallston.org. If you would like to be added to this trip roster or have any questions please contact Audrey or Jon Streett (amstreett@gmail.com) or complete the permission slip found on our website http://troop899fallston.org. There will be an informational meeting at 7:00 before the troop meeting on January 7, 2015.