Welcome to the Minsi Trails Council Contingent Resource Page!
In the coming months, these web pages will be your best resource. (NJ 2017 - abbreviation for National Jamboree 2017)
Leave the Lehigh Valley on (AM) Monday July 17, 2017
- Pre-Jamboree Trip Monday July 17 & Tuesday July 18.
- National Jamboree (AM) Wednesday July 19 - Friday July 28, 2017.
Return to the Lehigh Valley on (PM) Saturday July 29, 2017
First......you have to see the video of all the cool things your going to do. 2017 National Jamboree MTC Contingent!
Frequently asked Questions!
Q. What is my first step in the process?
A. Begin to talk with your family about attending. This is a once in a lifetime experience and you do not want to miss out!
Q. What is the definition of a Youth participant.
A. For the Boy Scout Troops a youth MUST have current BSA membership with a Boy Scout Troop, MUST be at least a First Class Scout by the time of NJ 2017, MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of NJ 2017 or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade, and not have reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the NJ 2017.
A. For the Venture Crew a youth (14 -20 years of age) MUST have current BSA membership with a Venturing Crew and not have reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the NJ 2017.
Q. What is the definition of a adult unit leader?
A. An adult unit leader is broken down into two groups. The 1st, is an 18-25 year old participant. This person is classified as a Jr. unit leader and pays a reduced fee. The 2nd, is a 26 + year old.
Q. What is the contingent fee cost for a youth, adult unit leader 18-25 year old, and an adult unit leader 26+ year old?
A. Adult unit leader 26 + and Youth fee has been set for $1725.00. Adult unit leader 18 - 25 year old has been set for $1237.50. This contingent fee includes: National Jamboree Registration Fee, to and from bus travel (pre NJ 2017 adventure), all lodging/meals, Jamboree t-shirts/hats and patches, and MTC large travel duffel bag.
Q. What is the Pre-NJ 2017 adventure?
A. On our travel to the Jamboree, the contingent will spend 2 days and nights in Northern WV. Time will be spent at Cooper Rock, as well as WV University in Morgantown. There the youth and adults will stay for the evening and take advantage of various fun activities.
Q. How many youth will be chosen to go?
A. MTC has reserved 1.5 troops.
Q. How do I know as a youth I will be selected to participate?
A. You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed your NJ 2017 online registration, this does not guarantee a spot. After the MTC contingent committee reviews your application, you will receive a second email stating your status. If you receive an email "Level 1 Approved" confirmation, you will be notified of your next step via email from the MTC contingent committee. If you receive a waitlist confirmation, either the youth contingent is full or NJ 2017 online registrar is waiting for additional information from you; possible incomplete information.
Q. How do I know as an adult unit leader 18-25 year old or 26 + year old will be selected to go?
A. Once you have registered through the NJ 2017 online registration site, you will be placed in a waitlist category. The MTC - NJ 2017 Committee will use the information you have provided in your NJ 2017 registration to determine adult unit leaders. These positions are very limited and at minimum one 18-25 year old will be selected as a 3rd assistant scoutmaster for each Boy Scout Troop. The determining criteria will be based off; current position within a unit, BSA training, leadership attributes, and previous Jamboree experience. Be patient with this process and recognize consideration will be given to those who have not attended previously.
Q. What if I am NOT chosen as an adult unit leader?
A. Your best option would be to apply for the National Jamboree 2017 Staff. There are many opportunities for adults to help and experience this event. We strongly encourage all those to join the NJ 2017 Staff.
Q. How do I manage and submit my payments for the NJ 2017 - Minsi Trails Council Contingent?
A. Shortly, a MTC internal system will be available to you to manage your payments. Notification will be sent to the individual to register and begin managing NJ 2017 Payments. Below is the link...click on the picture.
Q. How will i receive communication on what is next?
A. Once you have begun managing your payments, we will communicate to periodically about information important to you and your trip.
Q. Now that I have decided I want to go, how do I register?
A. Click on step 2 in the 2017 National Jamboree drop down box. You will be directed to register through the Boy Scouts of America - NJ 2017 website.
Q. What are the payments?
A. Youth $1725.00. Payment Timetable is as follows
December 1, 2015 - Initial Deposit is due $345.00
March 1, 2016 - $345.00
June 1, 2016 - $345.00
September 1, 2016 - $345.00
- Note: September 1 is the hard deadline to be current with payments. On or before September 1, you should be at $1380.00
January 1, 2017 - Final balance of $345.00 is due.
Q. How do I manage my overall payments?
A. Step 3 is where you will manage your payments.
If you need additional information, please reach out to Paul Oswald, NJ 2017 Staff Adviser.