2013 Jamboree Pictures and News, Day 9

Pictures and News About the Jamboree, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Greg Crenshaw

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Greg Crenshaw

The Big Zip

A highlight of the extraordinary experiences at the Jamboree, and the ongoing high-adventure opportunities at The Summit Bechtel Reserve, are the Zip Lines.

Bonsai Designs was chosen as a “best-in-class” provider to design and construct the many Zip Lines at The Summit site.

2 Big Zip Rides

  • One “Big Zip” spans a distance of over 3,000 feet, with 5 side-by-side zip lines;
  • The second Big Zip involves 10 zip lines, splitting equally from a top launch tower and spanning over 1,000 feet to two separate landing platforms (the launch is at the back of the Stadium);
  • The launch and landing platforms are all custom-designed;
  • Together, the Big Zip rides can host almost 1,400 participants in an 8-hour day;
  • It is projected that 9,720 people will experience the Big Zip Rides during the 2013 Jamboree.

Canopy Tour Zips

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Shane Noem

Photo Credit: BSA photo by Shane Noem

The Canopy Tour opportunities (that use zip lines as part of the tour in the trees) will provide:

  • 3.5 miles of aerial adventure, using almost 15 miles of cable;
  • 12 Canopy Tours, with 60 individual zip lines, that can host over 1,200 participants in an 8-hour day;
  • It is projected that 13,968 people will experience a canopy tour during the 2013 Jamboree.

Ready to Try It?

If you can’t experience the Zip Line yourself, try these videos to get a feeling of what the Zips are about:

Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive, Does the Zip

Jamboree Today Zip Line Video

Bonsai Designs Turns Plans Into Off-the-Chart Fun


Check Out the Daily Video Newscast from Jamboree Today

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013: Activities!

Day 4 of the Jamboree

On Thursday, July 18, 2013, Jamboree Troop C140 will have a full day to experience the program areas.  The new Summit site has many events that are brand new for the Jamboree and of course, all the program areas are new installations.

The Interactive Map shows the locations.

For example:

the-traxThe Trax (BMX bikes)

the-poolsThe Pools (Scuba, Dragon boats, aquatics)

the-parkThe Park (skateboarding)

the-cloudThe Cloud (technology, robotics, and engineering)

the-bowsThe Bows (archery and sporting arrows)

the-barrelsThe Barrels (200 stations of shooting sports)

the-ropesThe Ropes (challenge course, 25-feet above the ground)

the-low-gearLow Gear (mountain biking)

the-high-gearHigh Gear (mountain biking)

the-rocksThe Rocks (rock climbing)

the-zipThe Zip (zip lines, wahoo, zip lines!)

the-canopyThe Canopy (forest ecology tour, 30-feet above the ground)

Today’s Highlights

Check out newly released Merit Badges including Sustainability, Programming, and Game Design.  Drink more water.  Trading Posts!  Check out the “sporting arrows” at “The Bows,” which are moving aerial targets.  Drink more water!  Go across the Consol Energy Bridge, perhaps more than once!  Find the Conservation Trail.  And even more…