2017 BSA National Jamboree

Starts:  Jul 19, 2017 8:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jul 28, 2017 4:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  SME Foundation

SME partnered with Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and successfully launched the Mining in Society Merit Badge in 2014. We need help continuing to educate Scouts and creating interest in the mining sector and related industries. In July 2017 the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Jean, West Virginia is hosting 50,000+ scouts and leaders from around the world and SME is participating with a Mining in Society merit badge booth. The Jamboree happens every four years, so it is a huge event. We need help in two areas: volunteers and financial donations.


To successfully participate in this amazing event, $40,000 is needed to cover costs. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and can be given by the following ways:


Click here for Crowdrise

Click here for SME donation website

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities


Or mail to:

SME Foundation

Attn: BSA Jamboree - Tanya Kriss

12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle

Englewood, CO  80112-4167


Since SME Foundation is a non-profit organization, your contribution is tax deductible.


At least 30 volunteers are needed to staff the following sessions: 

Full Session: July 15-29

Session 1: July 15-22

Session 2: July 22-29

Summit Bechtel Reserve


Some on-line training and a physical fitness test is required.

For more information: http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/


If you are overseas, there is a chance Scouting is located near you. Scouting troops around the world can be found via: http://www.scouting.org/jota/countries.aspx  To help with council location and registration. http://www.scouting.org/LocalCouncilLocator.aspx


Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your time and help, it is greatly appreciated.


Ginger L. Hustrulid

MiSmb 2017 Jamboree Coordinator


239-989-6180 Cell

305-433-4891 Office


Summit Bechtel Reserve
Jean, WV
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Ginger Hustrulid MiSmb 2017 Jamboree Coordinator