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The 2021 National Jamboree is Coming!!

Nsj21 Logo 300x300The Scouting event of a lifetime is coming – July 21-30, 2021, and it’s time to sign up and get ready! Join more than 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 like 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 paddle boarding, 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! Denver Area Council will be sending several Troops (both girl and boy Troops) and Venture Crews. Each Troop consists of 36 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! There is lots of planning, preparation for this trip, which includes four or more days of touring historic locations in the Washington D.C. area in addition to the ten days of Jamboree.

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 2020.

Requirements to attend:

  • Scouts must be at least First Class be the start of the Jamboree. They must be at least 12 years of age by July 1, 2021 or completed the grade 6, but not have reached their 18th birthday by July 30, 2021.
  • Venturers must be 14 years of age by July 1, 2021, but not have reached their 21st birthday by July 30, 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 $2,800 per Scout. This includes all meals, lodging, activities and transportation for the entire Jamboree and tour. Extensive fundraising activity is planned in order to assist all Scouts to cover the costs. Scholarship support will be available on an individual situation basis.

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How Do I Sign Up?

  • For Jamboree Staff, please see the National Jamboree website at https://jamboree.scouting.org/
  • To be a Scout or Venturer in the Denver Area Council contingent, please check back soon for a registration link
  • To attend as a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Associate Crew Advisor in the Denver Area Council contingent – please send your Scouting Resume and a brief letter of interest & introduction to DACJambo@Gmail.com. Or contact Dave Whitner at the DAC Scout HQ at 303.455.5522 or Joe Bajek at 720.381.3090.
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