WashJam 2016 News & Updates

What's New At WashJam This Week?
3,950 People are coming to WashJam!

In this issue:
The Final version of the WashJam Leader's Guide is now available!
WashJam Passport & Schedule
Advancement Program Guide
WashJam Program Area Map
WashJam Site Map
Not sure if you are registered?  Check your Registration Status
Register Online Now!
Staff Volunteers Wanted
Online Trading Post Now Open!
Meet a USAF Thunderbirds Pilot at WashJam!
I Corps Army Band to Play at WashJam
Order your WashJam gear now!
WashJam Online Store - Click to Enlarge

Signups for WashJam 2016 have reached over 3,900 attendees, and excitement is building fast.  Register before August 25th and save $5.00 on your fees.  There is a tiered pricing plan in place, so the earlier you register, the more you save. 

Go to WashJam.org to register today!

WashJam will take place on August 25-28, 2016 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  

What is WashJam, you ask?
Held once every 4 years, WashJam 2016 will be the biggest Scouting event in the Pacific Northwest, attracting over 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Varsity, Explorers, and Girl Scouts from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia, Canada, and as far away as Minnesota, Virginia, Utah and Texas. Want to know more?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for more info.

Four Big Events in One:
This colossal event will be a massive regional encampment with Scouts from over 10 different Councils, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada; 5 themed activity areas featuring over 100 different Boy Scout and Venturing activities, a huge Cub Scout activities area with a Western theme, plus a vendor midway, merit badge midway, mountain man rendezvous, Civil War Reenactors, Aquatics area with swimming, canoeing, kayaking and sailing; a Human Foosball Court, Search and Rescue Merit badge, Dutch Oven Cooking, STEM@WashJam featuring Robotics workshop, Automotive Maintenance, Computer Programming, Ham Radio, Rocketry, Digital Technology, Geocaching, two big arena shows; including Comedy Sportz and a Laser show, The Zombie Defense Academy & night hike and more.

Pilots from the Air Force Thunderbirds flying team will make an appearance at WashJam on Friday morning, as well as members of the Golden Knights skydiving team.  The US Army Rock & Roll Band will headline the Friday evening Arena Show.

Merit badge classes will be offered in a variety of areas, including STEM, fishing, Coin & Stamp Collecting, Ham Radio, Search & Rescue and more, see the Advancement Program Guide for details.

Check out the FAQs page on Washjam.org for flyers, maps, a preview copy of the leader's guide, fee information, policies and other questions.   Contact John Ohlson for additional questions.

Staff Volunteers Wanted:
Volunteers are needed to help run activity stations, and other things. Sign up online as a volunteer staff member here, or look at a listing of available staff openings, and see if we have something that suits your skills and abilities.

Sign up to volunteer as a WashJam staffer here: WashJam Staff Registration

Now Open: The WashJam 2016 Online Trading Post!

Check out the cool WashJam branded gear on our Online Trading Post and start shopping!  Choose from T-shirts, hats, water bottles, travel mugs, pocketknives, belt buckles, neckerchief slides, pins and more!


Items pre-ordered between May 28th and August 1st may be picked up at the Tacoma Scout Center*, once they have arrived. Out of state customers may pick their items up at WashJam upon arrival on August 25th.

Staff Discounts: Registered and 'paid' staffers will be offered a 25% discount on all branded WashJam gear purchased on our Online Trading post. If you haven't registered as a staffer yet, now is the time to do so! Registered staffers will be notified by email with a discount code. Read the Staff Fee Policy for more details.

Please note: Some items depicted are sample representations and may vary in actual logo placement and size.
Product photos shown are of the actual items.
*Merchandise Pickup Location:
Tacoma Creighton Scout Center: 4802 S. 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Call 253-682-2217 for an appointment, to make sure your order is ready before coming to the Scout Center.


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