Leader Request – 2021 National Jamboree

The 2021 National Jamboree committee is seeking adult leadership to take part in our troops and crews.  Any interested leader should signup on the waiting list at https://ppcbsa.org/2021jambo.

You will be invited for an interview which will commence in first week of December.

Registration Requirements

Scout Leader Qualifications

All jamboree Scoutmasters/Advisors/Skippers and first-, second-, and third-assistant leaders must meet the following requirements:

  • 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/Advisors/Skippers must be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the jamboree.
  • Third assistant Scoutmasters/Advisors/Skippers must be at least 18 years old by the first day of the jamboree. Councils may select an adult over 21, if necessary.
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  • 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.


Statement of Understanding

All participants (youth and leaders) are selected to represent their local councils based on qualifications in character, camping skills, physical and personal fitness, and leadership qualities. Therefore, 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.

It is with the further understanding that serious misconduct or infraction of rules and regulations may result in expulsion (at the participant’s own expense) from the jamboree or during the jamboree tour. Each participant is responsible for his or her own behavior, and only when necessary will the procedure be invoked to send a participant home from the jamboree.

Code of Conduct

The unit’s adult leaders are responsible for the supervision of its membership, maintaining discipline, security, and the Jamboree Code of Conduct.

Leaders will be guided by the Scout Oath and Scout Law and will obey all U.S., local, and state laws.

  • I promise to obey the Scout oath and law.
  • I will be Scout-like in how we act and treat others.
  • I will set a good example by keeping myself neatly dressed and presentable.
  • I will attend all scheduled programs and participate as required in cooperation with other unit members and leaders.
  • In consideration of other unit participants, I agree to follow the bedtime and sleep schedule of the unit.
  • I will be responsible for keeping my tent and personal gear clean and neat and labeling all personal gear.
  • I will adhere to all recycling policies and regulations. I will not litter.
  • I understand that the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs is prohibited at The Summit.
  • I understand  that  serious  and/or  repetitive  behavior  violations,  including  cheating, stealing, dishonesty, fighting, and cursing, may result in expulsion from The Summit or serious disciplinary action and loss of privileges.
  • I understand that gambling of any form is prohibited.
  • I understand that possession of lasers of any type and possession or detonation of fireworks is prohibited.
  • I will demonstrate respect for The Summit and unit property and be personally responsible for any loss, breakage, or vandalism of property as a result of my actions.
  • Neither the unit leaders nor the Boy Scouts of America will be responsible for the loss, breakage, or theft of personal items. I will label all my personal items and check items of value at the direction of unit leaders. Theft will be grounds for expulsion.
  • I will obey the safety rules and instructions of all supervisors and staff members.
  • I understand that hazing has no place in Scouting; nor do running the gauntlet, belt lines, and similar acts of physical punishment.
  • I understand that participants may only bring items specified on the equipment list provided.
  • I understand that I can be sent home for bullying, cyberbullying, horseplay, fighting, stealing, off-color jokes, remarks or conduct, harassment of any kind – sexual, religious, race, cultural, national origin, disability, etc., being a “peeping tom”, being in an off-limits area and/or repeated failure to follow instructions.

Violation of this Code of Conduct, or any other conduct deemed to be inconsistent with the values of Scouting, may result in expulsion from The Summit at the participant’s own expense and could result in revocation of BSA membership.


Commitment to Safety

The safety and health of our youth, volunteers, service team, and employees is a key component of the 2021 National Jamboree experience. Youth develop traits of citizenship, character, fitness, and leadership during age-appropriate events when challenged to move beyond their normal comfort level and discover new abilities. In doing so, it is essential that risks are identified and mitigated.

The 2021 National Jamboree program, activities, and events integrate many safety features. However, no policy or procedure will replace the review and vigilance of trusted adults and youth leaders at the point of program, activities, and event execution.

In order to promote and secure a safe and healthy 2021 National Jamboree environment, all leaders are asked to:

  • Know and execute the BSA program as contained inappropriate jamboree publications and the Guide to Safe Scouting.
  • Properly plan pre/post jamboree tours, activities, and events and become familiar with the Sweet 16 of BSA Safety.
  • Set the example for safe behavior and equipment use during all programs, activities, and events.
  • Engage and  educate  participants  in  discussions  about  hazards  and  risks,  their identification, and mitigation.

Together we will ensure the 2021 National Jamboree provides an exciting and safe experience for everyone.