Now accepting applications for 2021 Southwest Florida Council Contingent slots!

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.

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!

The 2021 National Jamboree is being planned for up to 32,000 Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and unit leaders, including more than 6,000 Jamboree Service Team members. Each unit consists of 32 to 36 Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers and four to eight unit leaders, not to exceed a total of 40. Each unit will be made up of groups of 10 that will be grouped together prior to the jamboree to form complete units of 40.

Youth slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis, based on the date that your deposit is paid.  Adults will be selected by the Council from those who apply.  

Don't miss out on this once in a Scouting career opportunity!  Apply today.

Summit Bechtel Reserve
2550 Jack Furst Dr.
Glen Jean, WV 25846

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 through Friday, July 30, 2021                  

Youth Requirements

  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has 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 to 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.
  • Submitted 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 Requirements
All jamboree Scoutmasters/Advisors/Skippers and first-, second-, and third-assistant leaders must meet the following requirements:

  • Adults will be selected by the Council from those who apply.
  • Possess a current BSA membership with a Scouts BSA Troop, Venturing Crew, Exploring Post or Sea Scout Ship.
  • Scoutmasters/Advisors/Skippers and first assistant Scoutmasters/Advisors/ Skippers must be at least 21 years old 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 or 21 years old for Advisors/Skippers.
  • Third assistant Scoutmasters must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the jamboree or 21 years old for Advisors/Skippers. Councils may select an adult over 21, if necessary.
  • Scoutmaster/Advisor/Skipper applicants must be currently serving as a Scoutmaster/Advisor/Skipper.
  • All Assistant leaders must be currently serving in a unit in an adult leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster/Advisor/Skipper applicants must have completed leader-specific training.
  • All Adult leaders must file a jamboree personal health and medical record.
  • All adult leaders must be approved by the local council.
  • All adult leaders must submit all registration fees per their local council’s payment schedule.
  • BSA Youth Protection Training must be current through the last day of the Jamboree.

Physical Requirements
Participation in the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is a physically demanding experience. The layout, grade and elevation of the site requires substantial walking as part of everyone’s daily schedule. A number of activities require more stamina and fitness too—think climbing, rappelling, rafting, mountain biking, and skateboarding. It is essential that all participants and staff are prepared for the physical demands of the Summit prior to arrival. Facing the Challenge at the ’21 Jamboree will require one to be physically fit!

Obesity and being overweight have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems: hypertension, heart attack, dyslipidemia, and stroke. Anyone who is obese and has multiple risk factors for heart and lung disease would be at much greater risk of an acute health event imposed on them by the environmental stresses of The Summit. Our goal is to prevent any serious health-related event from occurring and ensuring that all our participants and staff are “physically strong.”

There are multiple ”co-morbidities” which should be taken into account as decisions are made about an individual’s inclusion in the jamboree. Individuals with a history of any of the conditions listed below should consult their healthcare provider to see whether participating in the Jamboree could exacerbate their condition. These applicants may also be requested to provide further documentation, including cardiac testing, pulmonary testing, or further information from their physician to ensure the applicant’s ability to participate.

  • Obesity
  • Tobacco Use
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Prior heart attack
  • Coronary angioplasty/stent
  • Coronary artery surgery
  • Family history of premature (before age 55) heart disease
  • COPD
  • Sleep apnea requiring CPAP or BiPAP
  • Prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Accordingly, it is the policy of the 2021 National Jamboree that all individuals:

  • Provide their healthcare provider with the Summit High-Adventure Risk Advisory to Health-Care Providers and Parents (Part D).
  • Electronically submit a completed BSA AHMR signed by their healthcare provider.

Includes National Jamboree registration fee, airfare, bus transportation to and from the Summit, hotel accommodations, meals, tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame & Charlotte County Speedway, 1 custom performance t-shirt, 1 contingent Jamboree patch set.           

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due with your application. Application deadline has been extended!  You may download the application by clicking the link at the bottom of this e-mail.  

Payment Schedule:
May 1st, 2020 - $50 (Initial deposit w/ application)
June 1st, 2020 - $225
July 1st, 2020 - $225
August 1st, 2020 - $225
September 1st, 2020 - $225
October 1st, 2020 - $225
November 1st, 2020 - $225
December 1st, 2020 - $225
February 1st, 2021 - $225
March 1st, 2021 - $225
April 1st, 2021 - $225

Payment in full may be made at anytime prior to posted deadlines.  The above schedule is the minimum required to hold your reservation if accepted. Fees except the $50 initial deposit are refundable after 12/31/2020 only if your slot is filled by a replacement who has paid in full.  If you are more than 60 days past due on scheduled payments, your slot will be revoked.  Fees are not refundable due to not meeting the high adventure height/weight requirements as published by national or due to missing your outbound flight to the Summit.  A 3% convenience fee applies to all credit card payments.

If you have any questions, please contact Bruce Hassy, Director of Camping & Activities ( 

Applications may be returned via e-mail ( or by regular mail.  Payments may be made by check with your mailed application or by phone via credit card. A 3%, non-refundable administrative fee applies to any credit card payment.

Please make all checks payable to:
Southwest Florida Council, BSA
1801 Boy Scout Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-8072  Voice
(239) 936-7864  Fax

















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