Heart of America Scouts:
Are you ready to live Scouting's Adventure?

2021 National Jamboree
Summit Bechtel Reserve | Mount Hope, WV

We are looking for Scoutmasters and Crew Advisors with a sense of ADVENTURE to attend the 2021 National Scout Jamboree. 

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Held every four years, the Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place The Contingent consists of anywhere from 7 to 15 units, comprised each of 36 youth and 4 adult leaders. This year units will include Male Troops, Female Troops, and Venture Crews.

The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were more than 27,000 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, an additional 18 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2017.


Leader Application Coming Soon. All applications need to be sent to Emily Maiuro in the Program & Camping Department.

**If you are a youth that is interested in attending the 2021 National Jamboree, or an adult interested in leadership and would like to be added to the informational email list, please send an email to Emily Maiuro or use our online registration here. Please include your first name, last name, email address you would like emails to be sent to and your district and unit number. **

In Order to Register - All Steps MUST be completed to be included in our Council Contingent

  1. Participant Application - Coming Soon - You must register at this site to be approved for the Council's Contingent. All payments will be made to the Heart of America Council, NOT to the Summit or to the National Office.
  2. Pay your $100 non-refundable deposit 
     

What is included in the cost?

The cost of the National Jamboree and Tour includes:

  • 10-day National Jamboree Fee - all food, jamboree issued gear (tent, cot, troop camp and cook gear) and most all activities. A few off site activities, such as white water, are an additional fee to cover transport and guide services.
  • Tour – lodging, food, site entry fees, transportation
  • Council contingent issued items – Council Jamboree patch set, council contingent shoulder patches, troop number patches, patrol patches, leadership patches, contingent daypack, day bag, gear duffle bag, ID badges, luggage tags, contingent shirts and contingent hat.
  • Troop meetings and activities – Any costs associated with troop meetings, activities and campouts are included.

The event itinerary for the 2021 National Scout Jamboree will include:

  • Gateway Arch
  • Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum
  • Wright- Patterson AFB/ National Museum of the US AF
  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • An overnight at 4-H Youth Conference Center in DC
  • 2 days visiting at National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, International Spy Museum/ Museums and National Monuments
  • Mount Vernon
  • Monticello
  • A full day of white-water rafting

Scout Participant Qualifications

  • Scouts and team members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Scouts BSA troop.
  • MUST be at least a First Class Scout.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade, but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Venturing Participant Qualifications

  • Crew members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

 

Event dates and cost coming soon!