Monday, July 19, 2010

National Scout Jamboree Mass Notification System

The 2010 National Scout Jamboree will utilize a mass notification system to alert those signed up of emergency situations.

The system is called IRIS, Immediate Response Information System, and will deliver alerts using several methods - phone, e-mail, SMS/text message, and pager.

E-mail alerts will come from, and phone messages will be sent from a 281 number.

To receive an alert, follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in using "BSA" and your member ID with no spaces (your member ID is found on your BSA registration card; on your MyScouting account: select Profile and scroll to the bottom; your troop leader may have it; and your council registrar can look it up.) For example: BSA123456789.
  3. The password is your last name (first letter uppercase, rest in lowercase letters).
  4. The first column is your account information; some fields may be completed. Complete the other fields; you must also reset your password the first time you log in.
  5. The second column is the contact information. Enter all information. If you decide you don't want to be notified via one of the means, you can deselect it at the bottom of the first column (Do Not Contact Options).
  6. Save the information.
  7. Return to this site to change your information at any time.

Parents may also sign up to receive jamboree alerts, via this system - include the parent information with the attendee's contact information.

Please note, this system is not designed to respond to your inquiries or distribute additional information. The Jamboree Web site ( will be utilized for further messages related to emergency situations.

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