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Are You Interested In Jamboree 2021?

2021 National Jamboree “Face The Challenge”
July 12 – August 1, 2021
Summit Bechtel, West Virginia

Twin Valley Council continues to accept applications to become part of the fun at Jamboree 2021.  

In July 2021,  Scouts will be asked to rise to the occasion and “Face the Challenge” by joining in Scouting’s next grand adventure, the 2021 National Jamboree. 

This is a gathering time for nearly 40,000 Scouts and Scouters showcasing everything that is great about Boy Scouts of America. Held every four years at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in southern West Virginia, the National Jamboree provides an amazing opportunity for participants and visitors alike to experience the best Scouting has to offer.  Adventures include one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world class skate park, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, shooting sports, all types of aquatics including white water rafting, stadium shows, and much, much more.  The National Jamboree began in 1937 when 27,000 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Memorial.  2021 will be the 19th National Jamboree.


For each National Jamboree, Twin Valley Council puts together a contingent (or troop) to represent Scouting from Southern Minnesota. Our contingents consist of Scouts from the units our council serves.  Each contingent consists of 36 youth and 4 adult leaders. The 2021 Twin Valley Council Contingent is scheduled to consist of one male troop, and depending on interest and final Jamboree contingent rules, one female troop.

The Twin Valley Council 2021 Jamboree adventure will consist of a 20-21 day trip which will include many intensive days of touring and 10 days at the National Jamboree.  This will take place the last half of July 2021.  


The National Jamboree is open to all who are in good standing with the council and local troop/crew on a first-come first-serve basis.  Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree include:

  • Registered member of a Scout Troop and has completed 6th grade or will be at least 12 years old, but has not yet reached their 18th birthday, by the end of the Jamboree
  • First Class Scout
  • Live and abide by the Scout Oath and Law
  • Abide by the Council’s Jamboree Code of Conduct


The estimated Jamboree cost including the Jamboree and the touring portion is $2,500 (this is only an estimate and is subject to change after National announces the 2021 costs, and tour details are developed). Out of pocket expenses may include, but not limited to, additional uniforms, patches for trading at the National Jamboree and spending money.

Youth registration will continue to be open until March 1, 2021. A required $100 deposit is needed. This deposit is refundable if you do not attend Jamboree.  Currently, registrants are placed on a wait list and you will be notified if an opening is available.

For more information please contact Shawn Pomeroy  

Official Jamboree Registration

The time has come to make your participation at Jamboree 2021 official!  

Youth with the desire to attend Jamboree 2021 have completed Twin Valley Council’s Jamboree registration through the Council website.  This registration stays within Twin Valley Council and is used by our Jamboree leadership and Jamboree Council Coordinator.  What is does not do is connect participants with the National Jamboree.  The next step in the Jamboree experience is to complete the National Jamboree participation application.  Completing this application officially links you to the team at National BSA handling Jamboree. 


Registration Process

Registering for National Jamboree is simple but it is a multiple step process.  Please be patient as each step is a process that goes through many hands.

  • Step 1: my.scouting accounts
    • Each youth participant must have a my.scouting account
    • Please do not use the same account as any other person; such as a parents account.  The youth’s my.scouting account must be unique to the Jamboree participant.
    • If youth currently has a my.scouting account, log in to your account
      • Verify all information is correct; this step is very important
        • To verify your information, click on the drop down next to your name in the upper right hand corner; click on my profile.
        • You will need your member ID number to register for the Jamboree.  You’ll find it on your profile page
        • If you cannot get into your my.scouting account DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT.  There are many reasons why this could be happening.  Please contact Janelle at the Center for Scouting 507-387-3123 or 507-387-0291.
    • If youth does not have their own my.scouting account, please create one
      • Go to my.scouting you must use google chrome or firefox for the site to work  
      • Complete the information requested and submit
        • This account will take 24 to 48 hours to sync.  Do not move on to the jamboree application until your account is active.
        • After 24 to 48 hours, to verify your account is active; try to login.  Any type of an error message indicates your account is not active and you should contact Janelle at the Center for Scouting 507-387-3123 or 507-387-0291
        • Once your account is active verify all information is correct; this step is very important.
        • To verify your information click on the drop down next to your name in the upper right hand corner; click on my profile.
        • You will need your member ID number to register for the Jamboree; it’s found on your profile page
  • Step 2:  jamboree.scouting.org
    • Please use google chrome or firefox 
    • Please have ready your BSA member ID number
    • Go to the jamboree website jamboree.scouting.org 
    • Scroll down the page and click on the red “Apply Now” box found in the Jamboree participant square
    • Complete the detailed information
    • Hit submit when done 
  • Step 3:  What happens next
    • From this point your application is sent to the Twin Valley Council for review and approval
    • Twin Valley will send it on to National for approval
    • Once National approves your application you will receive a welcome email.  Be sure to watch your SPAM folder
    • Again, this is not a speedy process; be patient
    • Shelley at the Center for Scouting is Jamboree Coordinator for the office and is available to assist.  507-387-3123

Scout Experiences at Jamboree

Jamboree 2021 will offer many unique experiences to Scouts.  Some are new in 2021 and some are experienced successes.  Either way, you will want to “Face the Challenge” and experience each one.


River Rafting

Jamboree has teamed up with outfitters that will guide Jamboree participants down a 5-7 mile trek of the river.  You’ll experience beautiful scenery and exhilarating rapids.  More details are to come on this adventure.  Cost for this trek will be approximately $75 per person To register for this incredible experience please click the button a the bottom of this page.


Leadership Heights

New for 2021 is the half day program, called Leadership Heights. Each Jamboree contingent will be scheduled a half day at Leadership Heights.

Scouts will assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses, challenge themselves through experiential learning activities, and develop a specific plan to grow as a leader.  Some of the fun activities include escape rooms, communication and teamwork games and ideals based exercises.

National Jamboree is the largest stage for Scouts BSA.  As one of the aims of Scouting, Leadership Development, should take a central role.  Leadership Heights will be designed to highlight the leadership potential and abilities of Scouts through a unique and inspiring interactive experience.  As a 5-step transformational journey, Leadership Heights will consist of an assessment, teamwork exercise, a series of leadership challenges, an inspirational show, and post Jamboree empowerment messaging.  There is not an extra fee for this program.

Mt. Jack

One area you won’t want to miss is Mt. Jack.  Once you have hiked to the top of Mt. Jack, led by an OA Guide, there will be adventure upon adventure!
Buckskin Village – Black Powder Rifles and Tomahawk throwing are just some of the activities
Acme Pioneering – Build creative and awesome things
Silver Bay Scout Camp – A throwback experience to the first Scout Camp
Order of the Arrow Conservation – All units will have the opportunity to assist with trail creation led by the Order of the Arrow.  Leave your mark for future Scouts!
Spartan Race – Time to get muddy!  Google Spartan Races and you’ll get an idea of what it’s about!
American Indian Experience – Revamped for 2021 – you’ll not recreate but will have demonstrated for you American Indian traditions and ways.

Also on Mt. Jack you will find daytime entertainment, Highland Games, and Field Sports.  There is not an additional fee for Mt. Jack.

Hometown Celebration

Put on your thinking caps!  What can our Jamboree Contingent do to show the rest of the Jamboree participants who we are?

The Hometown Celebration will be held Sunday, July 26, 2021, from 1-5pm at your base camp.  Each contingent will provide an exhibit of something unique to their state or community; unique game, unique song, famous landmark or unique food are some examples.  Check out youtube for videos from Culture Day at the World Jamboree for an idea.

Messenger of Peace Day of Service

One of the biggest success stories of Jamborees past; Day of Service.  Giving back is such a strong part of Scouting that the desire to continue such a program is high among youth participants

For 2021 the Twin Valley Council Jamboree Contingent will complete their Day of Service prior to arriving at Summit Bechtel.  Scouts should be thinking of possible projects that could be completed.  Select units will have the opportunity to do a project during the National Jamboree for local organization/facilities.  More details will be released later this summer

“Character is created when you achieve more than you thought possible.”


Upcoming Dates To Remember

Mark you calendar now for the following dates

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020; Masonic Lodge in Mankato 12:30pm
    • Patrol Building, Leadership Positions Patch design
  • Friday – Sunday, April 23 – April 25, 2021; Cedar Point Scout Camp; Time TBD
    • Jamboree Shake Down
  • Sunday, June 13, 2021; Masonic Lodge in Mankato 3-5pm
    • Final Form submission, Final trip details, Pre-trip Check Point
  • Monday, July 12, 2021; Masonic Lodge in Mankato; 5pm
    • Adventure Jamboree 2021 begins!
  • Tuesday, July 13 – Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    • Pre-Jamboree Touring
  • Wednesday, July 21 – Friday, July 30, 2021
    • Jamboree 2021
  • Friday, July 30 – Sunday, August 1, 2021
    • Post Jamboree Touring 
  • Friday, August 1, 2021; Masonic Lodge; late evening
    • Arrive home
  • Saturday, September 19, 2021; Cedar Point Scout Camp; 3-5pm
    • Jamboree party and recap

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