SCOUTS ON TOUR
Please note: All costs cited are for purposes of estimating only - actual charges may and probably will vary. These prices were based on information obtained in 1995 and 1996.

WASHINGTON DC JAMBOREE TOURS


Although this information was originally prepared for units coming to the 1997 National Jamboree, the basic information may also be helpful if your unit is planning a unit tour of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

You may also want to visit our Washington DC Tours page.

SAMPLE WASHINGTON, D.C. TOUR ITINERARY

The following is a sample of an itinerary developed by one Troop planning to attend the 1997 National Jamboree with some modifications added by me. This Troop is using one of the commercial tour services.

July 24, Thursday

  • Arrive D.C. and bus to hotel
  • Cleanup for Dinner
  • Board buses for night tour of D.C. monuments (Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, Vietnam, Korea, Iwo Jima, etc.), then
  • return to hotel. (Briefing for next days activities/events)

July 25, Friday

  • Tour of buildings/agencies only open on weekdays:,
  • FBI Hoover Building.,
  • Ford's Theatre,
  • Hard Rock Cafe (for souvenir t-shirts, what else!)
  • Lunch, Union Station;
  • Capitol Hill guided tour of Senate/House;
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing;
  • Return to hotel for cleanup and Pizza Party;
  • free time, swimming, laundry, etc.
  • (Briefing for next day's activities)

July 26, Saturday "Mall Day"

  • Scouts go to Smithsonian: Air & Space, American History, Science & Industry, etc.
  • National Archives
  • Navy Memorial Across from Archives for Viewing of "At Sea"
  • Return to hotel for dinner.
  • (Briefing for next day's activities)

July 27, Sunday

  • Church at Arlington National cemetery;
  • View changing of the Guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier;
  • Optional troop tours to
    • Gettysburg battlefield;
    • Annapolis Naval Academy,
    • other sites to be determined;
  • return to Hotel

July 28, Monday

  • Depart for Jamboree.

July 28 - August 6

  • NATIONAL JAMBOREE AT FORT A. P. HILL

August 6, Wednesday

  • Depart Jamboree;
  • Tour Colonial Williamsburg;
  • Visit Norfolk Naval Station;
  • R&R at Busch Gardens;
  • Dinner at Gardens,
  • Return to Hotel.
  • (Briefing for next day's activities)

August 7, Thursday

  • Depart for Jamestown Tour;
  • R&R at Virginia Beach (ocean swimming, etc.)
  • Dinner at the beach.
  • Return to hotel

August 8, Friday

  • Depart for Airport, return home.

NOTE: Many of the Tour Companies provide each Scout with a Tour Book that has a 24 hour number that can be called, if the Scout gets separated from the group. Also it may be a good idea to make sure that each Scout has a pre-paid telephone card to allow emergency calls.

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FINDING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA NEAR THE JAMBOREE SITE
The following information may be helpful to you, if you are planning to visit the 1997 BSA National Jamboree:

AIRPORTS NEAR THE JAMBOREE SITE

Baltimore Internbational Airport (BWI)
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Newport News (PHF)
Richmond Airport (RIC)
Washington National Airport (DCA)
Washington National Airport (DCA)

FREDRICKSBURG, VIRGINIA

Lura Gordon
Manager - Tourism Sales
Fredericksburg 703-373-1776

WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

Williamsburg Hotel/Motel Assoc
800-446-9244
VIRGINIA (GENERAL)

Betty Matthews
Tourism Marketing DIrector
Virginia Division of Tourism
804-786-4484


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