During the 2012 Dayton Hamvention, Icom America announced plans to sponsor the Boy Scouts of America for their 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Icom will be providing equipment and technical support for the K2BSA radio operation, the Radio merit badge, and Jamboree-on-the-Air. These include all amateur radio transceivers, associated power supplies, microphones and speakers. They will also be installing VHF and UHF repeaters that will remain in place year-round to support Summit activities and the local community.
In addition to supporting the National Jamboree, Icom and the BSA will select local councils to receive a loan of a complete amateur radio station for use in merit badge advancement activities and to introduce Scouts to the fun and technology of amateur radio.