WashJam 2016 FAQ's

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Fees & Registration

WashJam 2016 online registration is now open. 
Click here to register.

Visit The WashJam Online Trading Post

Downloads:

The WashJam Leader's Guide is now available! (New on 8/16/16)

Download the WashJam Passport & Schedule (New on 8/16/16)

Download the WashJam Program Area Map (Updated on 8/23/16)

Download the WashJam Site Map (updated 8/23/16)

Advancement Program Guide. (Updated: 8/9/16)

Vendor & Activity Staff Setup Instructions. (updated 6/3/16)

Girl Scout Rifle Shooting Permission Slip (Required to shoot at the ranges)

WashJam Promo Video to show at your Unit Meeting!
(15MB, WMV format, right click on link, and choose 'Save Target as...')

View the WashJam 2016 Sneak Preview photo gallery

WashJam Cub Scout World Patch
Cub Adventure World Announces Activity Lineup

Q: What are the fees for participating in WashJam?

WashJam 2016 Event Pricing

Weekend Passes: (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Fee Type Until 8/24/2016 On & After 8/25/16
Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers
Boy Scout & Venturing Youth Weekend Pass $52.50 $57.50
Adult Weekend Pass $52.50 $57.50
Cub Family Weekend Pass* $62.50 $67.50
Girl Scouts
Girl Scout Youth Weekend Pass
(All ages, Daisy to Ambassador)
$52.50 $57.50
Girl Scout Adult Weekend Pass $52.50 $57.50
Girl Scout Family Weekend Pass**
(Daisy, Brownies & Juniors)
$62.50 $67.50
Sibling Weekend Pass
(Siblings of a Scout. Ages 6-21, male or female.)
$52.50 $57.50
Staff Fees
Event Staff*** $30.00 $30.00

*The Cub Family Weekend Pass includes one Cub Scout and two parents (two parents attend for an additional $10).  Siblings of Cubs ages 6 - 21 are at the normal youth rate.

**The Girl Scout Family Weekend Pass includes one Daisy, Brownie or Junior and two parents.
Siblings of Girl Scouts ages 6 - 21 are at the normal Girl Scout youth rate.

All participants who register and pay by February 1, 2016 will receive an additional 'WashJam Early Bird Patch'.

***Registered staff members who pay the $30 fee by August 15, 2016 will receive staff recognition items (staff t-shirt and patch), all meals, and a 25% discount off the regular prices of WashJam branded gear. Registered Staff members may purchase and receive the branded gear ahead of time, so they may proudly display them to help promote WashJam.  To receive the 25% branded gear discount, staff members must register and pay the $30 fee no later than August 15, 2016.  Staff who register and pay after August 15th may be provided with meals and patches as long as supplies last, but no T-shirts.

If you don't want to pay the $30 staff fee, please see the options in the WashJam 2016 Staff Fee Policy

Revised: 8/3/16

Early bird pricing ends on February 1, 2016.
Discounted pricing ends on August 24, 2016.
WashJam online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.

Pacific Harbors Council Event Refund Policy: To continue providing quality Scouting programs at affordable pricing, we have instituted the following refund policy for programs offered by the Pacific Harbors Council. 1. All cancellations and/or refund requests must be submitted in writing. 2. Refunds are based on the date the written request is received at the Council Office. 3. Requests received two weeks or more prior to an event will receive a full refund. 4. Requests received from 5 to 13 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. 5. No refunds are available 4 or fewer days prior to an event.

You are not registered for this event until you have paid your fees.

There are two options for fee payment:
1. Register and Pay online, using the Kintera/Credit Card method.

2. Register online and pay by mail or in person.*

Mail your printed registration form to:
Pacific Harbors Council, BSA
Creighton Scout Center
WashJam Registration Dept.
4802 S. 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98405

*If mailing in your payment, please Register online first, choose the 'Offline Payments, Mail or Fax' method on the credit card screen, then enclose the printed form with your payment. Mail in payments must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, August 20, 2016.


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Registration Questions

WashJam 2016 online registration is now open.  Click here to register.

Q: I am a Scoutmaster/Cubmaster, and some members of my unit have already registered individually. How do I know if someone has already registered from my unit?
A: Unit Leaders are encouraged to consolidate WashJam registrations as a single unit, however many individual Scouts have already registered. Check the 'Who is Coming to WashJam' list, to see how many people from your unit have registered so far. Even if you don't have payments from every member of your unit, we encourage you to pre-register your unit, with an estimated number of youth and adults, for our event organizers to use for planning purposes.

Q: What are the WashJam patches going to look like?
A: The WashJam 2016 patches will look like the event logo, with different variations for Early Bird registrants, Participants, Event Staff, and more.  Everyone who registers and pays their fees by February 1, 2016 will receive an Early Bird patch.

Q: Is it an overnight event for Cub Scouts or is it a day camp for them?
A: Both. Cub Scouts and their parents & siblings are encouraged to spend the weekend camping in the Cub Scout Family Subcamp, but everyone is free to go home at night, if they wish. There are no 'day passes'.  Cub Scouts and siblings of all ages are allowed to camp overnight at WashJam.

Q: Are Cub Scout parents and siblings OK for overnight?
A: Yes. 2 Parents are included in the Cub Scout Family Weekend Pass, and Siblings 6 years old & up and youth guests pay the regular youth rate. They may spend the entire weekend camping as a family in the Cub Scout Family Subcamp.

Q: Do Boy Scouts and Venturers spend the entire weekend camping?
A: Yes, the Boy Scout weekend pass covers Thursday night through Sunday morning.

Q: Are BSA Medical Forms required for participation at WashJam?
A: The collection and management of medical forms is the responsibility of the individual Scout Units attending WashJam.  WashJam medical staff will not be collecting or reviewing medical forms during the event.

Q: Do you want Adult Leaders to attend this event with their Scouts and if so, how much do the adults pay?
A: Yes, two deep leadership is required when Scouts attend without their parents, so adult leaders are expected to camp with their units, as they would on normal campouts or Camporees. There should be an adequate adult leadership ratio for the number of youth attendees. Adult leaders pay the same as the youth for the weekend pass, unless you are a parent of a Cub Scout.

Q: What is the appropriate age limit for siblings to participate and can siblings be female?
A: 'Participant' siblings should be of Scouting age (6 - 21), and female siblings are OK.

Q: Do children who will be camping with their family but not otherwise participating in activities have to pay the sibling fee?
A: If they are aged 6 - 21, and on the WashJam site, it is assumed they will 'tag along' with the Cub or Scout and their parents, and will participate in the activities. The siblings must pay the youth event fee, but the parents are included in the Cub Scout's Family Weekend Pass. Each paid participant will receive a WashJam participant patch.

Q: I am a parent of a Cub Scout, but I am also a Cub Scout Leader. Do I have to register and pay separately, or am I included in my 'Family Pass'?
A: Cub Scout parents who are also Adult Pack/Den Leaders are encouraged to register as a participant. Those adults not registered as Adult Leaders at WashJam will not receive a participant patch. Cub Scout families who purchase a Cub Scout Family Weekend pass will receive only one patch per family.

Q: Are Girl Scouts, Campfire and American Heritage Girls Invited to WashJam?
A: Yes, members of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Eastern Washington and Oregon and other similar Scouting program programs are officially invited to be participants in WashJam.  Girl Scout Council officials have approved WashJam as a joint Boy Scout/Girl Scout activity.

There are several options to register your Girl Scouts for WashJam:

*The Girl Scout Family Weekend Pass includes one Daisy, Brownie or Junior and two parents.
**Siblings of Girl Scouts ages 6 - 21 are at the normal Girl Scout youth rate.
Early Bird rates expire on February 1, 2016, register early and get an Early Bird patch!

Girls may register individually, or as a group with their Troops.

Q: Is there a minimum and max number of Scouts that can sign-up for a unit?
A: There is no minimum or maximum number of scouts you can sign up at once. Individual Scouts can register separately or they can register with their unit. There are no limitations for Scout Unit sizes. If your group is over 100 people, please contact us to make camping arrangements.

Q: Can the Girl Scouts shoot at the Rifle Range?
A: Yes, however a parent or guardian must sign a Girl Scout Permission Slip before boarding the range bus.

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Event Staff & Vendors

Q: Do you need volunteers to help out on Staff?
A: Yes, volunteers are needed to help run activity stations, and other things. Sign up online as a volunteer staff member for $30 before August 1st*, and you will receive staff recognition items (staff t-shirt and patch**), all meals, and a 25% discount off the regular prices of WashJam branded gear. 

Find a list of open staff positions here.

If you don't want to pay the $30 staff fee, please see the options in the WashJam 2016 Staff Fee Policy (updated 6/3/16)

Download the Staff Meal Menu, included with paid staffing registrations.

*To receive the 25% branded gear discount, staff must register and pay the $30 fee no later than August 15, 2016.

**Staff who register and pay past the August 15th deadline may be provided with meals and patches as long as supplies last, but no T-shirts. The $30 staff fee is not subject to periodic increases, like the participant fees.

Q: Our Troop or Pack would like to run an activity station or fundraising booth.  Is that OK?
A: Yes, WashJam is a combination of activities, food and fun things to do that is provided primarily by you, the volunteer.  If your Troop, Pack or Crew would like to put on an activity station, game or fundraising opportunity, please contact us and let us know what you have in mind.

Q: What if I am a Vendor?
A: Details for Vendor participation in WashJam 2016 may be found by reviewing the WashJam 2016 Vendor & Activity Staff Setup Instructions. (updated 4/12/16)

Vendors may register here

Onsite setup times are from 10:00 AM to dusk on Thursday, August 25, 2016.


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Facilities:

Q: Will there be running water?
A: No, there is no running water at WashJam.  There will be trucked in water available for drinking and dishwashing, but no showers.

Q: Will there be showers?
A: No, no showers will be available at WashJam.

Q: Can you have campfires?
A: Open wood fires on the grounds are prohibited. 
See the Leader's guide for more info on allowable stoves and fuel.

Q: Can we bring our own firewood?
A: No, open fires are not permitted, so do not bring your own firewood. 

Q: Will meals be provided for the Units?
A: No, all participants are responsible for their own meals and preparation.

Q: Are RV's or other recreational vehicles allowed in the Sub Camps?
A: No.  We are not set up to accommodate RV's at WashJam.  If you must bring one due to 'health reasons' or for any other reason, it will be restricted to the off-site parking area, with no hookups.  Your unit must be self-contained.

Q: If we don't want to camp, are there hotels nearby?
A: Yes, many hotels are available in nearby towns, such as Lakewood, Dupont, Lacey and Tacoma.

 


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Logistics:

Q: Are we going to need a Fort Lewis guest pass to get into the area where WASHJAM is being held?
A: No, the event is held 'off-base', just adjacent to North Fort Lewis.

Q: Will all cooking be done in our subcamp or will there be food for purchase?
A:  Yes, cooking is done at the Troop and Pack campsites, but no 'unit meals' will be provided for participants.  Some 'fast food' will be available for purchase, but should not be relied upon to feed your unit.  Prepare to camp and eat like you would a regular campout.

Q: Will there be food, propane and camping supplies available for sale at WashJam?
A: WashJam is located near several big cities such as Olympia, Lakewood and Tacoma, so you can purchase groceries and propane most anywhere along the I-5 corridor. No camping supplies will be available for sale on the WashJam site, except for souvenirs.  There is a Cabelas, Bass Pro and Sportsman's Warehouse nearby.

Q: Where is WashJam Located?
A: WashJam is located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) just off Interstate 5 near American Lake, in Tillicum, WA. 

  • From I-5, take exit 119 west, and follow the Dupont-Steilacoom Road for 3.6 miles, until you reach the traffic light at East Drive and Dupont-Steilacoom road. 
  • Turn right, and go one block to the WashJam entrance, and take a left on the gravel road.

GPS Coordinates: 47.137177,-122.599611
View Google Map of WashJam


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Program Features:

Q: What is going to be happening at WashJam?
A: You can see a WashJam 2016 Sneak Preview photo gallery on Facebook, that shows some of the activities that will be featured at WashJam.

Q: Can Webelos II participate all weekend in the Boy Scout events?
A: Yes, all Cub Scouts can participate in all of the event areas at WashJam, except for certain activities, such as rifle shooting.

Q: How do we sign up for activities ?
A: There is no formal sign up for most activities, everything will be open to all participants.  Sign up for some structured classes, such as STEM, certain merit badges, and other workshops will be offered for online pre-registration in early August.  An email announcement will be sent out to all registered attendees who have paid their fees.  Sign up for other classes will be done on site on Thursday, August 25th at 8:00 PM at the Staff Dining Hall tent.

Popular activities such as Rifle Shooting, Aquatics and others will have a paper ticketing system to access the bus transportation on the day of the event.  Tickets may be obtained in the morning, on Friday and Saturday at the bus stop.

Q: Are unit programs scheduled, or are activities first come, first served?
A: First come, first served.  There will be an Arena Show on Friday and Saturday nights, plus a Zombie Invasion night hike on Friday night after the show.  There will be no formal scheduling of programs for individual units.

Q: What will be happening at WashJam?
A: Lots of things!  Some event details will change for 2016, however you can get an idea of what it will be like, by reviewing the WashJam 2016 Event Flyer or download the WashJam 2016 Leader's Guide Preview.  You may also download the WashJam Advancement Program Guide.

Q: Will there be religious services at WashJam?
A: A wide variety of services will be offered.  Please consult list given at check-in for times and locations.  “A Scout is Reverent” – please respect your fellow Scouts.

Q: Will there be any LDS Services at WashJam?
A: An LDS morning-side (Fireside) featuring Elder Larry Blunck, an Area Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be held at WashJam Saturday Morning August 27, 2016 at 8:00 am. This morning-side is open to all who attend the Washjam event. LDS Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Team, and Venture crew members and their leaders are attending this year's WashJam event.

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Q: What is there to do at WashJam?
A: Here's what to expect at WashJam 2016:
Land of Adventure
  • Monkey Bridges
  • Climbing Walls
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Archery
  • Human Foosball Court
  • Pioneering
  • Trout Fish Pond
  • Skills Challenges

Survival Challenge

  • Survival Obstacle Course
  • Survival Bracelets
  • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
  • Search and Rescue Merit Badge
  • Zombie Invasion Night Hike
Technology Challenge

Advancement Challenge

Athletic Challenge

  • Football Throw
  • Field Goal Kick
  • Human Foosball Court
  • Team Skills challenges
Venturing World
  • BMX race track
  • Mountain Man Encampment
  • Civil War Re-enactors
  • Blacksmithing demos

Vendor Midway

  • Food Vendors:
    • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
    • Snow Cones
    • Candy & Snacks
    • Taco Salads & Nachos
    • Kettle Corn
  • Retail Vendors:

Cub Scout Adventure Land

Frontier Village Cowboy Adventure:
Rope Bridge
Balancing Disk
Pony Express Races
Calf Roping
Cow Pie Toss
Rope Making

Space Adventure Land:
Hover Craft
Stomp Rockets
Science Guy
Mountain Climbing Adventure:
Climbing Wall
Pedal Trikes

William Tell Adventures:
BB Gun Range
Archery Range

Huck Finn's Adventure Rafts on Lake Disney

Stage Shows

Backyard Adventure Land:
Bass Fishing Game
Face Painting
Make Believe Mask
Bubbles
Box Cars

Prehistoric Adventure Land:
Fossil Dig
Obstacle Course
Rock Hieroglyphics
Prehistoric Cave Art

Register for WashJam 2016 Here

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