2021 NATIONAL JAMBOREE POSTPONED
July 14, 2020
Dear PTAC Jamboree Participants,
Today we received word from the National BSA that the 2021 National Jamboree is being delayed and will not be held in 2021. We have no other details to provide at this time. You can read the FAQ from National BSA at jamboree.scouting.org.
All participant fees will be refunded to you in the manner in which you paid (e-check and CC payments will be refunded to the account charged, in-office/mail-in payments will be refunded via paper check).
We will not begin issuing refunds until PTAC has received a refund from the National BSA for participant deposits we’ve already paid to the National BSA.
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Every four years, the Boy Scouts of America organizes the ultimate Scout experience, the National Jamboree! It is a National encampment that brings together over 30,000 Scouts and adult leaders from throughout the country, along with visiting Scouts from other parts of the world. It is the ultimate in Scouting experiences where you will be able to take part in mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, shooting, SCUBA and many, many more activities, while meeting Scouts from around the world.
Join us at the 2021 National Jamboree as part of the Pathway to Adventure Council contingent! Troops will be formed from Scouts across our council to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Pathway to Adventure Council will be sending at least 128 Scouts BSA to the 2021 National Scout Jamboree. This will include boys' troops, girls' troops, and a Venturing crew. If you want to be a part of this exciting adventure at the BSA’s newest high adventure base, click on the "register here" link.
Adult volunteers will also be needed! If you're interested in being considered for a Jamboree troop Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, click on the "join the team" link.
Scouts attending must be a registered Scouts BSA or Venture Scout in Pathway to Adventure Council. Scouts must be at least 12 years old and First Class rank by the time of the contingent's departure (approx July 20, 2021). All Scouts must be younger than 18 for the duration of the trip and Venture Scouts must be younger than 21 for the duration of the trip. Participants must:
- Be in good physical condition. A lot of physical activity and walking are required at the Jamboree.
- Be willing to be part of a group. Tasks will include setting up and tearing down the campsite, cooking, washing dishes, picking up food, and other campsite chores.
- Be able to participate in jamboree troop meetings and pre-jamboree training experiences.
- Submit a completed BSA health and medical record before the pre-jamboree training experience.
- Be approved by the Scout’s unit leader and the Council Jamboree Committee.
- Agree to Participant Statement of Understanding and Code of Conduct.
- Submit all registration fees by November 1, 2020.
Adults attending with the council's contingent must be registered in Pathway to Adventure Council, interviewed by the Jamboree committee, and be approved by the Scout Executive prior to being able to register online. A limit of 4 adults (two age 21 or older and two age 18 or older) will be selected for each Jamboree troop that PTAC will send. Interested Scouters can apply for the Jamboree using the "Join the Team" link on the left sidebar.
Event Fee Details
$1950 per person (youth or adult)
Besides the Jamboree experience itself, there are many costs that are incurred in preparation for the event. These costs include (but may not be limited to):
- Coach bus travel to and from The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia
- Lodging and meals during travel
- Jamboree training, meetings, and other events
- Jamboree gear, including all troop/crew specific gear (flags, unit numerals, t-shirts, backpack, duffle bag, patches)
- National Jamboree event fee
- Dedicated Scouting professional and support staff to facilitate and assist in a successful Jamboree experience
Fee Payment Schedule
||$200 Deposit (non-refundable)
|September 1, 2020
|October 1, 2020
|January 1, 2021
|May 1, 2021
Note: Payments can be made through the online registration system (preferred) or can be paid in any of the PTAC offices. Payments made in-office or via US Mail must be received by the due dates listed above. Payments made with credit or debit card incur a 3% surcharge.
Popcorn Camp Cash: Scouts can utilize the Fall 2019 AND 2020 Popcorn Sale as an opportunity to earn money for the Jamboree.
PTAC Jamboree Fundraising: The Jamboree Committee is planning fundraising opportunities for Scouts. These plans will be finalized in the coming months.
Scholarships: Scholarship funds are available from the BSA for those attending the National Scout Jamboree. The application is available as part of the BSA's Jamboree application portal. PTAC scholarships may be made available, as well. Information on PTAC scholarships will be available soon.
The $200 deposit is non-refundable. 3% credit/debit card convenience fee is non-refundable. Expenses paid by Pathway to Adventure Council for registration, equipment, services, fees, transportation, or contracts entered into on behalf of a participant will not be refunded. If substitution for participation in the event has been secured by another participant, then a refund, less any fees/charges incurred and less a 10% administrative fee, will be made.