2021 National Scout Jamboree

The Susquehanna Council is sending a contingent to the 2021 National Scout Jamboree!

Dates: July 20, 2021 – July 30, 2021 – dates are tentative to include travel and the Jamboree itself.

Price: $TBD – Includes travel, equipment, patches, t-shirts, program, insurance, weekend team-building camping events before the Jamboree, and the jamboree fee.

Youth Eligibility: Scouts attending must be a registered member of Scouts BSA in Susquehanna Council and at least 12 years old and First Class rank by the time of the contingent’s departure.  All Scouts must be younger than 18 for the duration of the trip.

Adult Leaders: We are looking for Scout leaders with a sense of adventure to lead our contingent.  Please complete our Council Jambo Adult Application before December 31, 2019.  Interviews for adult leaders will begin around March 2020 and leaders will be chosen around June.

Payment Schedule

$175 due with application – Due by December 31, 2019

Final Payment Schedule will be released once the final participant cost is announced.

Location: In 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.  Scouts beyond that will be placed on a wait list. Scouts that fail to make payments on time or have to cancel their jamboree plans will be replaced by Scouts on our wait list.

Jamboree Webpage: Additional information on the 2021 National Scout Jamboree can be found at The Summit’s website (http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/overview/).

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.