The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 18, 2013

Highlights of the Jamboree visitor experience

— Action Point contains adventure and extreme-sports activities like BMX, skateboarding, mountain biking, ropes courses and canopy tours.

— Boulder Cove offers 24 climbing, 12 rappelling and 25 bouldering stations.

— Brownsea Island re-creates Lord Baden-Powell's first Scout camp in Poole Harbour in 1907 England.

— Conservation Trail hosts an array of exhibits by private and public organizations focused on conservation.

— Freedom Field hosts many armed forces displays and is anchored by the West Virginia National Guard.

— Sustainability Treehouse is a self-contained living building that produces its own energy, collects its own water and processes its own waste.

— Summit Zips offers 10 zip lines more than 1,000 feet long that carry visitors over Summit Center and offer a bird's eye view of the heart of the Jamboree.



Thursday, July 18 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, July 19 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 20 - Noon - Close of stadium show

Sunday , July 21 - Noon - 8 p.m.

Monday, July 22 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Visitors at the Jamboree experience a “Jamboree lite,” sampling adventure activities like mountain biking and zip lining. There are also a number of displays and exhibits in Summit Center, the area accessible to visitors.

Day passes can be purchased at the visitor parking lot near the Day’s Inn in Bradley.

Visitors park there and then board shuttles to the site. The cost ranges from $25 for youth to $40 for adults. Pre-registration is encouraged at Only day packs and water bottles are permitted on site.

Scouts, Venturers and Sea Scouts in complete uniform will receive a coupon for a Trading Post discount, good for 10 percent off any single purchase up to $40.

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