1993 National Scout Jamboree
|1993 National Scout Jamboree|
1993 National Scout Jamboree patch
|Location||Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia|
|Date||August 4, 1993, to August 10, 1993|
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.
- Subcamp 1: Green Mountain
- Subcamp 2: Rhode Island
- Subcamp 3: Guilford Courthouse
- Subcamp 4: French Fleur-de-lis
- Subcamp 5: Union Jack
- Subcamp 6: Grand Union
- Subcamp 7: Fremont
- Subcamp 8: Sons of Liberty
- Subcamp 9: Gadsden
- Subcamp 15: Navy Jack
- Subcamp 16: Serapis
- Subcamp 17: Fort Moultrie
- Subcamp 18: Lions & Castles
- Subcamp 19: Commodore Perry
- Subcamp 10: Bunker Hill
- Subcamp 11: Bennington
- Subcamp 12: Washington Cruisers
- Subcamp 13: Phila, Light Horse
- Subcamp 14: Taunton
Jamboree attendees were able to participate in a number of activities. Singer Lee Greenwood and performance group Up With People performed at the opening ceremony, and singer Louise Mandrell performed at the closing ceremony. A list of the main activities is given below
- "Action Alley"
- "Buckskin Games"
- "Confidence Course"
- "Patrol Challenge"
- Trap Shooting
- Fishing - More than 20,000 bass, channel catfish, bluegill and other fish were stocked in Fishhook Lake.
- "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.
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.
- National Jamboree Information
- Scout Guide 1993 National Scout Jamboree. BSA. 1993. NSJ-153-93.
- "Scout Spirit Shines In Spite of Rain". Jamboree Today. XIII (4). August 7, 1993. p. 1.
- "For Scouts, a Merit Badge for Levee-Building". Special to the New York Times. August 8, 1993. p. 25.