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 celebrating the best of Scouting in the future.
For more information, please view the National Jamboree Website for Frequently Asked Questions: https://jamboree.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/07/NSJ21_Postponement_FAQ_FINAL-003.pdf
Q. Why has the 2021 National Jamboree been postponed?
A. The safety of Scouts, volunteers, staff members and communities is at the forefront of every decision the BSA makes. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have wide-ranging implications for events across the country, and the Jamboree is no exception. Planning, preparations, and decisions regarding National Jamborees take place months, and even years, in advance. Given the current situation and the uncertain nature of future conditions, we determined we could not prepare in a manner that would provide the safest possible environment for all those involved. We look forward to holding this incredible event at a future date.
Q. When will the next National Jamboree be held?
A. A Jamboree task force of volunteers and staff, appointed by national Boy Scouts of America leadership, will recommend a new date for this event. We will inform all currently registered participants once that date is selected
Q. I’ve registered as a Participant – how will this be handled?
A. Look for more information in the next coming days from Northern Star Scouting. The Jamboree Committee will be working through the details to provide answers as soon as possible.
Q. I am a youth participant but may be over 18 for the new National Jamboree date, can I still go as a participant?
A. Yes. There will be opportunities to attend a future Jamboree within the participant structure and the Jamboree Service Team structure.
Q. Where is the best place to go for the latest information?
A. As new information becomes available, we will include it on the 2021 National Jamboree Website at jamboree.scouting.org.