Scout jamboree at Stewart State Park, May 21-23

The Crater Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America will be holding its Council Jamboree on May 21-23 Joseph Stewart State Park, 35 miles NE of Medford on Highway 62 at Lost Creek Lake.

The theme of the Jamboree is Scottish Highland Games. The majority of events will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m until 5:30 p.m. Nearly 1,000 scouts and scouters will be attending the Jamboree in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts from nine Southern Oregon and Northern California counties will be challenged to participate in both Scottish Highland Games like the Tyre Toss, Haggis Hurl, Stone Throw, Farmer’s Carry, Tug of War and Arm wrestling, plus traditional Scouting competitions such as Monkey Bridge, Orienteering Course, and more. Along with these events, there will also be professional Highland Games demonstrations, dog agility course, climbing wall, flint and steel demonstrations, information booths, Trading Post and performances by Scottish Highland Pipers.

Visitors are free on Saturday, Cub Scouts fee is $5 per Scout which includes event participation and a patch. Parking is limited and attendees are encouraged to carpool.

For more information about the Crater Lake Council Jamboree and other 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America activities, call Rob Merriman, District Director at 541-664-1444 or go to, or

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