If you grew up going to school in Bossier Parish, the one event that truly signaled the coming of fall was the Bossier Parish Lions Club Jamboree! There's nothing like Friday night lights and high school football in Louisiana. I have fond memories as a middle school student of going to Jamboree and sliding down the back hill at Airline High School's football field and later as a high school student, hanging with my friends, performing between games and checking out boys from other schools!

With Jamboree coming up this Friday, you know there are a lot of other great events leading up to the big night. Here's a listing of those events thanks to Sonja Bailes, Bossier Parish Schools Public Relations Liaison.
Monday, August 26 
 
Bossier Lions Club Coaches Supper 
Damon Vaughn Center at Airline Baptist Church
4007 Airline Drive
Bossier City
6:00 p.m.
The Bossier City Lions Club will host its annual Coaches Supper ahead of the Jamboree. Coaches will say a few remarks about their teams this year, introduce their coaches and administrators, sign the "game ball" and flip to kick-off or receive. Their decision will be given to the referees before the game.
Tuesday, August 27 
 
BYL Reception
Hilton Garden Inn
2015 Old Minden Rd.
Bossier City
6:00 p.m.
This year's 2019-20 Bossier Youth Leadership class and their families will be guests at a reception being held at the Hilton Garden Inn. Presented by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, students and parents will get the chance to meet other program participants, school leaders and sponsors, and get an overview of the fun, educational year ahead.
Thursday, August 29 
 
Queens Luncheon 
Bossier City Lions Hut
716 Bearkat Drive
Bossier City
11:45 a.m.
The Bossier City Lions Club will play host to the Queens Luncheon in preparation for the 66th annual Jamboree. Queens will be crowned by representatives from their school.
 
Freshmen Jamboree 
Bossier High School Bearkat Stadium
777 Bearkat Drive
Bossier City
5:30 p.m.
Get ready to rumble!!! The Bossier High Bearkat Football coaching staff will host its annual Freshmen Jamboree, with the first match-up kicking off at 5:30 p.m. Below is the schedule, with the home team listed first. Each game will consist of two 8-minute regulation timed quarters. Admission is $7.
5:30 p.m. Bossier High vs. Parkway
6:25 p.m. Airline vs. North Desoto
7:20 p.m. Haughton vs. Benton High
 
Friday, August 30 
 
Bossier City Lions Club Jamboree 
M.D. Ray Stadium
Airline High School
2801 Airline Drive
Bossier City
It is the one night of year every Bossier Parish high school football team meets on the same field. The Bossier City Lions Club will host its 66th annual Bossier Parish High School Jamboree at M.D. Ray Stadium at Airline High School. Jamboree queens will be presented, bands will play, cheerleaders and dancers will perform and football teams will be squaring off as thousands of spectators gather for this highly anticipated event. The schedule is as follows:
5:45 p.m. Benton vs. Haughton
7:15 p.m. Plain Dealing vs. Bossier
8:45 p.m. Airline vs. Parkway