National Jamboree

National Jamboree 2021 Postponed

Last week, the National Executive Committee, at the recommendation of the National Jamboree Leadership, approved the action to postpone the 2021 National Jamboree. Like you, we are filled with immense sadness to not gather at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. The safety of the Scouts and Scouters is our first responsibility. We are looking forward to…

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10 merit badge lessons from a Scout who earned them all

On a rainy Thursday at the 2017 National Jamboree, a Scout approached me and introduced himself. Jackson Rogers, then 15 years old, wanted to tell me about his seemingly impossible goal. He said he was trying to earn every available merit badge — all 138 a Scout could earn at the time. “I told you…

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2019 World Scout Jamboree registration is now live for BSA members

The U.S. contingent logo for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. The theme of the 2019 World Scout Jamboree is “Unlock a New World.” Now you’ve got the keys. Registration for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve is live. This means prospective youth participants, adult volunteers and staffers — known in World Scout…

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