Among my Radio Scouting activities is serving as chairman for the K2BSA amateur radio operation at the 2013 National Jamboree. This will be the first Jamboree at the Boy Scouts’ new property at The Summit in West Virginia. So many things have changed from the previous Jamborees at Fort A.P. Hill.
We have the opportunity now to install infrastructure on our own property. That’s a big improvement and will only build our capabilities from one Jamboree to the next. In addition, the facility will become a high adventure base and a summer camp destination. There are really no limits to what can be done on this magnificent 10,600 acres in West Virginia.
You can learn more about the K2BSA Jamboree operation at the website. This includes the full operations plan and a list of staff members. We presently plan on 50 staff members delivering ham radio station demonstrations on HF, VHF, and UHF, as well as teaching the Radio Merit Badge and running an ARDF–Foxhunting Course. A one-page K2BSA Jamboree vision is here. K2BSA Jamboree 2013 Vision
It should prove to be a very exciting Jamboree.