National Jamboree

Join us in experiencing the 2021 National Jamboree!  

July 2021

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Held every four years, the Jamboree is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place. Features include; one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world-class skate park and ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading and stadium shows, 


The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first come first serve basis. A Scout who has completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old and a 1st Class Scout by July 1, 2021, but not have reached his 18th birthday by Aug. 1, 2021 and lives and abides by the Scout Oath and Law and the jamboree code of conduct may participate in the Jamboree.

 At the time of application Scouts will be placed in a Jamboree troop/crew that is closest to where you live, unless that troop/crew is full.  If that troop/crew is full you will be placed in the closest available troop/crew.  Each Scout will be a member of a patrol within the troop. Every contingent member will be required to attend monthly troop meetings, submit a completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician and indicating compliance with specified immunizations, attend a contingent gathering and attend a 3-day training encampment. After our troops have been filled, a standby list of alternates will be established. Keep checking back for updates!


The first Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were some 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, an additional 18 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2017.


See below for the Jamboree Collector Patch order form


File Name Description
Collector Patch order form Download