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1993 National Scout Jamboree

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Country  United States
Attendance  34,449 Scouts
1993 National Scout Jamboree
Location  Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
Date  August 4, 1993, to August 10, 1993

The 1993 National Scout Jamboree was the 13th national Scout jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America and was held from August 4, 1993, through August 10, 1993, at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia.



This event was attended by 34,449 scouts.

List of sub-camps

The 1993 National Scout Jamboree was divided into four regional encampments which consisted of a total of 19 sub-camps. Each subcamp consisted of approximately 1300 participants each dispersed among 30-40 troops. Each troop occupied a campsite with dimensions of approximately 90 feet (27 m) X 90 feet. Each subcamp had a special patch which depicted a historical flag.


Jamboree attendees were able to participate in a number of activities. Among the entertainers performing at the evening arena shows was singer Louise Mandrell. A list of the main activities is given below:

Action centers

  • "Action Alley"
  • Air-Rifle
  • Archery
  • "Bikathalon"
  • "Buckskin Games"
  • "Confidence Course"
  • Motocross
  • "Patrol Challenge"
  • Pioneering
  • Trap Shooting
  • Rappelling
  • Remote centers

  • Conservation
  • Fishing - More than 20,000 bass, channel catfish, bluegill and other fish were stocked in Fishhook Lake.
  • Aquatics

  • "Raft Encounter"
  • Racing Shell Run
  • Canoe Sprint
  • "Kayak Fun"
  • Canoe Slalom
  • "Discover Scuba"
  • "Snorkel Search"
  • Exhibits and displays

  • National Exhibits
  • Merit Badge Midway
  • Arts and Science Expo
  • Brownsea Island Camp
  • Daily Stage Shows
  • Amateur Radio Station
  • Order of the Arrow Jamboree Rendezvous

    The Order of the Arrow Jamboree Rendezvous was held on the evening of Monday, August 9.

    Severe weather

    A major rainstorm occurred on Friday, August 6 which caused localized flooding throughout Fort A. P. Hill and necessitated the cancellation of all Jamboree activities for the afternoon. This storm deposited over 3 inches (76 mm) of rain on the jamboree site in a 13-hour period.


    A daily newspaper entitled Jamboree Today was distributed to all jamboree participants to inform them of events at the jamboree.


    1993 National Scout Jamboree Wikipedia

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