WashJam 2012

August 16 - 19, 2012 - Joint Base Lewis-McChord  GPS: 47.137177,-122.599611

WashJam Gear On Sale!  55% Discount on WashJam Souvenirs

WashJam 2012 Ends After Successful 3 Day Run

WashJam goes to sleep for another 4 years... Good bye till next time!

Click To Register Now!Thank You Scouts & Volunteers!
WashJam 2012 was a great success, thanks to the hundreds of dedicated volunteers and friends who contributed to the program, subcamp headquarters, infrastructure, registration team, security and more!

At the third Washington State Jamboree, over 4,300 Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers experienced camping and lots of fun activities with Scouts from all over Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, and even as far away as Texas & Utah!

Please visit our Facebook page for photos of WashJam, and leave a comment about your experience at WashJam 2012!

Directions to WashJam | Leader's Guide | Staff Guide | Subcamp Map


Site Prep at WashJam!

Members of Troop 48 from Olympia, WA began the final stages of erecting the
twin hourglass towers, that formed the official gateway for WashJam 2012.  Suspended between the two towers were three 'suspended flagpoles',
which greeted Scouts as they arrived.

New FAQ's This Week!

Q: Will meals be provided for the Units?
A: No, all participants are responsible for their own meals and meal preparation.

Q: Are Open Fires allowed at WashJam?
A: No.  Only BBQ grills using briquettes or propane, that are raised up off the ground will be allowed.  Dutch ovens on raised tables are OK.

Q: What about enclosed fire pits?
A: Wood burning appliances are not allowed.   Only charcoal briquettes are allowed.


WashJam 2012 Leader's Guide
New: 8/3/12
Vendor & Activity Staff
Setup Instructions
New: 8/3/12

What's happening at WashJam?
WashJam Program Area Map Updated 8/2/12

Download The WashJam Subcamp Map New 8/2/12

Search & Rescue Merit Badge Classes
There will be a limited number of classes offered for the Search & Rescue merit badge at WashJam.  Class sizes are limited to 30 Scouts per session, at the following times:

  • Thursday 4:00 PM

  • Friday 10:00 AM

  • Friday 4:00 PM

  • Saturday 10:00 AM

  • Saturday 4:00 PM

Participants must have completed the FEMA ICS-100 Online Course, and have the printed certificate of completion in hand to register to attend the class, and get signed off on the merit badge.

Reservations are not being taken for this class, this is on a first-come, first-served basis, signups will be taken at 3:00 PM Thursday, and at 9:00 AM Friday and Saturday only.  Please do not email your requests to attend.

Since this is a brand new merit badge, and will not be released until Monday, August 20, 2012, the 'earn date' for this badge will be August 20, 2012.

Radical Reactions Science Show from Pacific Science Center

Order Your WashJam
Patch Sets before August 14th

WashJam Event Schedule:

  • Arrive Thursday afternoon after 1:00 PM August 16

  • Program begins 8:00 AM Friday morning, August 17

  • Event continues through Sunday Noon, with Scout's own on Sunday AM.

  • Arena Shows on Friday and Saturday nights, with a fireworks show on Saturday.

Lots of exciting activities are in store, in six different themed areas, plus Cub World, a Pirate's Realm!

Event pricing is $45.00 for weekend passes,
$30.00 for Cub Scout day passes.

Registration is now open, sign up your Troop, Pack or Crew today!

WashJam 2012 Event Pricing

Weekend Passes: (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
$45 Boy Scout Weekend Pass, Venturers, Varsity, Adults
$45 Cub Scout Family Weekend Pass (includes one Cub and two parents)
$45 Additional Cub Scout Sibling or guest Weekend Pass  (ages 5 & up)

$30 Event Staff
One Day Passes: (Friday or Saturday only)
$30 Cub Scout Family Day Pass (includes one Cub and two parents)
$30 Cub Scout Weekend Pass - Additional Sibling or guest  (ages 5 & up)

Early Bird prices ended on June 30th,
Discounted Fees ended on July 31st.

You are not registered for this event until you have paid your fees.

There are two options for fee payment:
1. Register and Pay online, using the PayPal method.

2. Register online and pay in person at WashJam

Mail in payments can no longer be accepted.

More WashJam Stuff

Got a Question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You've heard about America's Got Talent?
What about 'Scout's Got Talent'?

Be a part of WashJam's talent search, and submit your video audition to the WashJam Facebook page!  If you have an entertainment act that you want to enter in the Scout's Got Talent contest at WashJam, make a demo video of your act, post it on YouTube and share it on this page!

Finalists will be invited to compete against other acts on our Talent Stage at WashJam, with the winner to entertain the troops at the evening arena show!


Food at WashJam

Murph's BBQ, Duris Elephant Ears, Route 66 Pizza

Over 4,300 people
attended WashJam

Check out our Facebook page and post your photos, leave a comment about your experience at WashJam2012


Coming Soon in 2014:
Survivor: Pacific Harbors

Survivor: Pacific Harbors Camporee
September 19 - 21, 2014

Sneak Peek

Debuting on 8/16/12
only at WashJam:
Be the among the first to earn the
Search & Rescue
Merit Badge

Check out the WashJam Facebook Page for details.

Field Leader's Reaction Obstacle Course

New: 8/8/12


Staff volunteers are needed!
Deadline To Register & pay
 is Midnight, August 6th

Sub Camp Maps are
now online!

Debuting at WashJam

BSA Stem Nova Program
The BSA STEM Nova program of Science, Technology,  Engineering
& Math

See Who's Coming to WashJam

Order Your WashJam
Patch Sets before August 14!

Special Activity Areas:

  • Zombie Invasion
    Night Hike

  • Pacific Science Center Science Shows

  • Stars at Night!

  • Scout's Got Talent

  • Obstacle Course

  • XBox Kinect Challenge

  • Geocaching Adventure

  • Aquatics Outpost

  • Cap Handi

  • Mountain Bike Course

  • Fireworks

  • Arena Shows

Adventure Land

  • Monkey Bridges

  • Pioneering

  • Rifle Shooting

  • Archery

Survival Challenge

  • Climbing Towers,

  • Obstacle courses,

  • Survival skills

  • Outdoor cooking

  • Zombie Invasion

Technology Challenge

  • XBox Kinect Challenge

  • Robotics

  • Ham Radio

  • Engineering

  • Computer Camp

  • Geocaching

Advancement Challenge

  • Merit badges

  • Trail to First Class

  • Cooking Demos

  • Pioneering Demos

  • Fishing

Venturing Challenge

  • Mountain Bike Track

  • Boffer Sword Arena

  • Ultimate Frisbee

  • Sea Scouts

  • Explorer Posts

  • 2013 National Jamboree

  • Philmont

  • NESA

Mountain Man  Encampment

  • Knife Throwing

  • Tomahawk Throwing

  • Primitive Archery

  • Trapping & Furs

  • Period Clothing

Cub World -
A Pirate's Realm

  • Climbing Wall—The cliffs of Madagascar

  • Blow-up Obstacle Course—Tower Island of Taiwan

  • Rope Bridge—Cross the Cavern of Doom

  • Push Car Race—The Damascus Race of Fire

  • Bouncing Ball Race—Captain Blood Race of Fortune

  • Rest Area - Captain Jack’s Scarlet Inn @ New Providence

  • Sword Fighting (boffing ring)—Swashbuckling Challenge

  • Knot Corral—Rigging-master’s Dungeon Lair

  • Lake/Canoes—Quest for Tortuga

  • Cargo net climb—Climbing the Sea Witch to set sail

  • Stage show Captain Morgan’s Port of Call

  • Arcade – Red Beard’s Arcade of Challenges

  • Rain Gutter Regatta Sail on to Mandolin Bay

  • Final—X Marks the Spot to Black Beard’s Treasure



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