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Official 2021 Jamboree Dates are yet to be announced

The 2021 National Scout Jamboree will be held in July 2021. Based on past history and our Jambo Committee's best guess, the tentative dates are Wednesday, July 21, 2021 thru Friday, July 30, 2021. The official dates have not yet been announced.

The Hawkeye Area Council Contingent has some very exciting plans that will occur prior to Jamboree, so our Council Contingent will leave Cedar Rapids three days prior to the Jamboree (July 18, 2021), and return home the day after Jamboree ends (July 31, 2021). More info to follow on the activities.

There is more information available on the National Jamboree website.

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A New Venue for the Jamboree

In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting. With world-class facilities and a focus on outdoor action sports, the Summit welcomed Scouts to a whole new Jamboree experience in summer 2013. 2021 is the next National Jamboree and The Summit will also be hosting the 2019 World Jamboree.

High Adventure

The excitement of the Jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out some of the activities that the Scouts are doing around other parts of the Summit. Also, 2013 was the first year that Venturers, a branch of the BSA that includes young women, were part of the Jamboree. Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking, Rock Climbing and Bouldering, and Mountain Biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also Skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and Zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.


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 D.C. 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, 20 National Jamborees have been held, the most recent in 2017.

2021 National Boy Scout Jamboree Forms and Information

More information will be posted here when available. Links will become live as the Hawkeye Area Council Jamboree Committee approves final document versions for the 2021 National Jamboree.

Forms and Info for All Contingent Participants

  • 2021 National Jamboree - HAC Jamboree Flyer

  • 2021 National Jamboree - HAC Jamboree Itinerary - TBD

  • 2021 National Jamboree - HAC Pre-Jamboree Activities = TBD
    This flyer explains what the activities will be prior to the Jamboree.

  • 2021 National Jamboree - Code of Conduct
    All adult and youth participants and their parents or guardians are asked to read the Code of Conduct and Statement of Understanding as a condition of participation.

  • 2021 National Jamboree - Payment Schedule and Refund Policy
    The suggested Payment Schedule will have all payments by December 31, 2020.

  • 2021 National Jamboree - Campership Application - Campership Applications not yet available
    There is a limited amount of campership dollars available from National.
    The sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a campership.
    You MUST be officially registered and have your Jamboree Registration Code BEFORE you can apply for a campership.

  • 2021 National Jamboree - Direct Payment Authorization Form
    You can use this form to set up automatic payment withdrawals from your checking or savings account.

Forms and Info for Youth Contingent Members

  • 2021 National Jamboree - Youth Registration Instructions
    This page describes the complete registration process for a Youth to register as part of the HAC Contingent.

  • 2021 National Jamboree - Youth Application Form
    Youth Participants in the Council Contingent must be at least age 12 (Boy Scouts/Varsity) and age 14 (Venturers) by June 30, 2021, and <18 (Boy Scout/Varsity) and <21 (Venturers) by July 29, 2021.

Forms and Info for Adult Contingent Leaders

Forms and Info for National Jamboree Staff Members

  • The National Jamboree Staff Fees have been not yet been announced.
  • 2021 National Jamboree - Staff Application Form
    This application must be completed and approved by the Hawkeye Area Council before your online application will be approved for selection by Jamboree Area Service Directors. The red links on this application go to the 2017 Jambo Staff info page.
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