No form of wheeled transportation will be used, issued, or permitted at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve during the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This is the official policy of the Executive Team of the jamboree.
Bikes are used in various onsite program areas. However, the Executive Team was asked to specifically consider the use of wheeled transportation for participants at the jamboree. After much discussion, focused especially on safety, the team decided against the use of any wheeled vehicles or products for transporting participants, including bicycles, unicycles, skateboards, skates, and scooters.
There will be an internal bus system for transporting youth and adult participants between base camps or program areas at the Summit.
Considerations for participant safety included full discussions about the hilly terrain, distances needed to travel, summer weather, the gravel roads, and limited trail capacity. Discussions also focused on the number of necessary emergency vehicles, delivery trucks, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and passenger cars that were used during the 2013 and 2017 national Scout jamborees, which were also conducted at the Summit. In the end, the Executive Team concluded that any form of wheeled transportation would only compromise the integrity of security and safety plans for the 24th World Scout Jamboree.
National Scout organizations and members of the International Service Team will not be permitted to bring any form of wheeled transportation (bicycle, unicycle, skateboard, skates, scooter, etc.) onto the property of the Summit Bechtel Reserve before, during, and after the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Exceptions will not be considered unless it is medically necessary for an individual to use a wheelchair. Any form of wheeled transportation found on the property, including outside the program areas of the jamboree, may be confiscated by the security team.Wheeled Transportation Policy