WashJam is a regional Scout Jamboree, held once every 4 years at JBLM North, in Tacoma, WA.
Started in 2004 as a joint venture between Pacific Harbors Council and Chief Seattle Council, WashJam has been held every 4 years since; in 2004, 2009, 2012 and 2016.
WashJam is a regional version of a National Scout Jamboree, attracting Scouts of all ages from around the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, Canada.
Pacific Harbors Council, BSA took over the hosting of the event in 2012, under the direction of longtime Scouter, John Disney, with John Ohlson as Boy Scout Program Director, and Candy Fauson as Cub World Director.
WashJam 2016 was chaired by John Ohlson, with Al Plank as Boy Scout Program Director and Candy Fauson as Cub World Director. Nearly 5,000 Scouts, Scouters and parents attended WashJam 2016, coming from as far away as Canada, Oregon, Montana and Texas. 240 Girl Scouts joined us as official participants for the first time in 2016.
The US Air Force Thunderbirds stopped by for a meet and greet, as well as members of the Golden Knights parachute team. The 2016 event wrapped up with a concert by the I corps band.
For WashJam 2020, John Ohlson returns as Event Chair, and is actively recruiting Scouters for the WashJam leadership team.
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