Information about the organizers of WashJam, a Regional Scouting Jamboree in Washington State.
With guidance from our Board of Directors, volunteers and staff, Pacific Harbors Council has decided to postpone WashJam until August 2021. With these challenging and unprecedented times, we are tasked with evaluating what programs and activities are feasible within local and federal guidelines. Since the safety of our Scouts, volunteers and community members are of the utmost importance to us, we could not in good conscience move forward with this event without being able to guarantee the safety of our attendees and the ability to support these new guidelines and restrictions.
We hope that you take this news with an understanding heart, and put WashJam on your calendar for August 2021.
For disposition of your registration fees, we are giving you three options:
1. Donate all or a portion of your registration fees... Read More
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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 atten... Read More
Here's a collection of WashJam patches from over the years, from 2004 to 2016. How many do YOU have?
WashJam 2004 'first year' pocket patch (Chief Seattle)
WashJam 2009 purple pocket patch (Chief Seattle)
WashJam 2009 logo
WashJam 2012 pocket patch with eagle (John Disney)
WashJam 2012 logo
WashJam 2016 patch collection (John Ohlson)
WashJam 2004 CSP from Pacific Harbors Council
WashJam 2004 CSP from Chief Seattle Council
WashJam 2004 CSP from Grand Columbia Council
WashJam 2004 CSP from Blue Mountain Council
WashJam 2004 CSP from Mt. Baker Council
Welcome to the ONLY regional Scout Jamboree in the Pacific Northwest!
We are excited to have members of our Scouting community from Washington, Oregon, Canada, and other states join us for WashJam 2020. The first WashJam was held 15 years ago; and is held only once every 4 years. We are anticipating over 5,000 participants will attend WashJam 2020, making it the biggest Scouting event in Washington State.
Tens of thousands of hours of preparations and effort have gone into the planning and production of this exciting four day event, which started in the fall of 2017.
We hope you will receive a taste of a National Jamboree experience while participating in this awesome event, where you will meet Scouts from as far away as Canada and Oregon. Meet new friends and learn about Scouting in other regions as you camp together with o... Read More