2021 National Jamboree
Dates: July 21, 2021 – July 31, 2021 – Our council contingent will be leaving 2-4 days before the 19th to allow for travel and some touring. The contingent will take around 1-2 days after the jamboree to get back to the Black Hills
Price: $3000 – Includes travel, patches, t-shirts, tours, insurance, meals, and jamboree fee.
$350 due with application – Due by January 21, 2020
2 payment options
– per month due on the 1st of each month last payment April 1st 2021
– per quarter due in 2020 on Jan 1, April 1, July 1, Oct 1, and in 2021 Jan. 1, April 1.
*There is a $50 late fee added for late payments
Location: n 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a whole new jamboree experience in summer 2013. 2021 is the next national jamboree.
Limited Capacity: Our contingent will take 36 youth and 4 adults. The adults have already been selected. Adults wanting to go to the jamboree should go as staff. The first 36 Scouts to turn in their application and pay $350 will earn slots. Scouts beyond that will be placed on a waitlist. Scouts that fail to make payments on time or have to cancel their jamboree plans, will be replaced by Scouts on our waitlist.
Jamboree Leadership Team
Jim Haar - Scout Master
Jeff Merchent - Asst. Scoutmaster
Sweet P. Keierleber - Asst. Scoutmaster
Pete Eliason - Asst. Scoutmaster
Girl Troop (info coming soon)
Adventure: The excitement of the jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are doing around other parts of the Summit. Also, 2013 was the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, were part of the jamboree. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.
Jamboree History: 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 some 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, 18 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2017.