The Scouting event of a lifetime is coming – July 21st-30th 2021, and it’s time to sign up and get ready! Join over 40,000 Scouts and Venturers from around the world for a mind-blasting and fun experience. The 2021 theme, “Face The Challenge,” speaks to the fact that nothing is impossible for our prepared Scouts! Jamboree adventures await at this Jamboree as you have never seen!
This Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia’s adventure sports region known as the New River Gorge. Located on a sprawling 10,600 acres, the property includes more than 5 miles of zip line and challenge courses, 36 miles of mountain bike trails, and 13 acres of shooting sports ranges, as well as venues for kayaking, rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, bouldering, skateboarding, BMX, and many other activities. Want to know more about Jamboree? Check out the Jamboree Overview on the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve website.
It’s a Big Deal and It’s Coming Soon!
There is so much to do to get ready! New Birth of Freedom Council will be sending several Troops (both girl and boy Troops) and Venture Crews. Each Troop consists of thirty-six Scouts and four adult leaders. Each Crew consists of eight Venturers and two crew advisors. With a limited number of spots that fill up fast, you want to make sure that you can attend with all your friends from your home Troop and Crew!
Adult leaders and Crew advisors will be selected in late summer/early fall 2019. Scouts and Venturers will be able to register shortly. Troops and Crews will start forming in late 2020, and begin operating in early 2021.
Requirements to Attend:
- Scouts must be at least First Class be the start of the Jamboree. They must be at least twelve years of age by July 1st, 2021 or completed the 6th grade, but not have reached their 18th birthday by July 30th, 2021.
- Venturers must be fourteen years of age by July 1st, 2021, but not have reached their 21st birthday by July 30th, 2021.
- A National Jamboree is a rewarding and lifetime experience that takes place in the outdoors. It includes walking/hiking many miles a day with activities in the humid summer climate of West Virginia. Youth must be in good physical health and pass a BSA physical.
The cost of this event is being determined, but you can expect it to be approximately $1,725 per person. This includes all meals, activities and transportation for the entire Jamboree and tour.
How Do I Sign Up?
For Jamboree Staff, please visit the National Jamboree website at https://jamboree.scouting.org/
To be a Scout or Venturer in the New Birth of Freedom Council contingent, please follow this link to register https://events.scouting.org/login
To attend as a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Associate Crew Advisor in the New Birth of Freedom Council contingent please use the following registration forms and return to the council office.