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Central Georgia Council2021 National Jamboree

 

 

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 an amazing 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, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more!

HISTORY

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 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.

DETAILS

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):

•             Jamboree training, meetings, and other events

•             Jamboree event fee

•             Bus transportation to and from Jamboree with dedicated bus drivers

•             A tour team to organize and facilitate all touring aspects

 

YOUTH PARTICIPANTS

The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come, first-served basis.  Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree include:

•             Registered member of a Scout Troop, who has completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old (but who has not yet reached their 18th birthday by 8/1/2021) and a first class Scout by July 1, 2021. --OR--

•             Registered member of a Venture Crew.

•             Must live and abide by the Scout Oath and Law.

•             Must abide by the Jamboree Code of Conduct.

 

Every contingent member will be required to participate in and/or complete the following:

•  Attend scheduled troop or crew meetings

•  Provide a completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician

•  Attend the Jamboree contingent informational meetings

•  Attend an overnight training encampment

•  Complete Youth Protection Training

•  Complete other training as may be required by National, Council or the Troop/Crew Leadership

 

ADULT LEADERSHIP

Adult Leadership has been selected for the Central Georgia Council contingent.

Scoutmaster – Wes Funsch

1st ASM – Robert Sweat

2nd ASM – Hank Harrison

3rd ASM – TB Determined

Crew Adviser – Alan Stepanek

 

PRICING AND REGISTRATION

Initial Registration fee is $150.00 to hold place and become part of the Council Jamboree Contingent.  Additional pricing will be determined at a later date.