1993 National Scout Jamboree

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1993 National Scout Jamboree
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1993 National Scout Jamboree patch
Location Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia
Country United States
Date August 4, 1993, to August 10, 1993
Attendance 34,449 Scouts
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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.[1]

List of sub-camps[edit]

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.[2] Each subcamp had a special patch which depicted a historical flag.

Central region[edit]

Subcamp 1: Green Mountain
Subcamp 2: Rhode Island
Subcamp 3: Guilford Courthouse
Subcamp 4: French Fleur-de-lis

Western region[edit]

Subcamp 5: Union Jack
Subcamp 6: Grand Union
Subcamp 7: Fremont
Subcamp 8: Sons of Liberty
Subcamp 9: Gadsden
Southern region subcamp 17 gateway, portraying Fort Moultrie, South Carolina

Southern region[edit]

Subcamp 15: Navy Jack
Subcamp 16: Serapis
Subcamp 17: Fort Moultrie
Subcamp 18: Lions & Castles
Subcamp 19: Commodore Perry

Northeast region[edit]

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.[3] A list of the main activities is given below

Action centers[edit]

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

Remote centers[edit]

Singer Louise Mandrell at the 1993 Jamboree with a visiting National Council representative from the West Central Florida Council


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

Exhibits and displays[edit]

  • National Exhibits
  • Merit Badge Midway
  • Arts and Science Expo
  • Brownsea Island Camp
  • Daily Stage Shows
  • Amateur Radio Station

Order of the Arrow Jamboree Rendezvous[edit]

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

Severe weather[edit]

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.[4] This storm deposited over 3 inches (76 mm) of rain on the jamboree site in a 13-hour period.[5]


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


  1. ^ National Jamboree Information
  2. ^ Scout Guide 1993 National Scout Jamboree. BSA. 1993. NSJ-153-93.
  3. ^ https://scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0409/a-sprt.html
  4. ^ "Scout Spirit Shines In Spite of Rain". Jamboree Today. XIII (4). August 7, 1993. p. 1.
  5. ^ "For Scouts, a Merit Badge for Levee-Building". Special to the New York Times. August 8, 1993. p. 25.