Laurel Highlands Council

National Scout Jamboree

Activities

National Scout Jamboree

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts, leaders, and Jamboree Service Team members that showcases everything that is great about the Boy Scouts of America. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America gathers together. Scouts and Scouters who attend will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Mount Jack hikes, adventure sports and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds.  With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories.

Jamboree Dates and Location

July 21-30, 2021 at Summit Bechtel Reserve, Glen Jean, WV

Laurel Highlands Council Contingent

The Laurel Highlands Council is forming contingent troops and crews to attend the Jamboree. See below for participant requirements.

A troop consists of:

  • 36 Scouts
  • 4 Adults

A crew consists of:

  • 8 Venturers
  • 2 Adults 

National Jamboree is the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of friends, fun and adventure! You won’t want to miss out, get ready to Face the Challenge and sign up to attend the Jamboree!

Cost

Currently, the cost of the Jamboree is estimated to be between $1500 and $1750. The LHC Jamboree Committee is still gathering information to be able to determine the final cost which will be communicated as soon as it is determined.

There will be a $250 non-refundable deposit required to register as part of the LHC Jamboree Contingent.

The LHC Contingent Jamboree fee includes:

  • The national participation fee covering program materials, food, insurance, and equipment during the actual Jamboree.
  • Travel to and from the Jamboree via charter bus.
  • Pre-Jamboree "shakedown" training
  • Contingent flags, patches, shirts, bags, hats, and other incidentals.

Participants will be provided the opportunity to purchase extra shirts, patches, and other Jamboree items.

Fundraisers may be coordinated by Jamboree contingent units to help defray the cost of participation.

Registration

Registration is a two-part process:

1. Register here with the Laurel Highlands Council.

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2. Register with National by going to https://jamboree.scouting.org/

  • This is required so participants can select activities and submit medical forms.
  • Scholarships from the National Jamboree Committee may be applied for through the registrations made with the National Council (See Below) by April 30. UPDATE: The scholarship applicaiton deadline has been extedned to May 31, 2020. Anyone who applied before the scholarship was added to the national registraiton must email jamboree.registration@scouting.org to apply

 

Youth Participant Requirements
  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but have 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 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.
  • Submit a BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process. The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2020.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.
Adult Participant Requirements

Important Note: Adult spaces are limited. All adults will be interviewed by the LHC Jamboree Committee to determine who gets to attend should more adults express interest than there are spaces available. The LHC Jamboree Committee will also determine who serves in which Jamboree unit leadership positions.

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, and Third Scoutmasters MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership in a local council unit.
  • Scoutmasters and First Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Second Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but not yet 21 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST be currently serving as a primary unit leader
  • First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any unit leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST have completed appropriate leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST current with Youth Protection Training.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • Submit a BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process. The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2020.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Scholarship funds may become available to help defray the cost of participation. If this happens, the information will be shared with contingent members.

Jamboree Service Team - Volunteers Like You!

That’s who we’re looking for to make the 2021 National Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve an amazing Scouting experience.

Volunteers in the Boy Scouts of America know what it means to serve. It’s the volunteer spirit that makes the hard work worth it. More importantly, it’s the smiling faces that keep the volunteers coming back for more. It’s the knowledge that they’re passing on a philosophy of giving that Scouts and Venturers will remember when it’s their turn to step up.

To join the 2021 National Scout Jamboree Service Team go to https://jamboree.scouting.org/jamboree-service-team/

For more information, pelase contact Mike Manner at mike.manner@scouting.org or 412.325.7914.