2021 National Jamboree Policy

It is the policy of the National Jamboree that all Jamboree Service Team applicants must:

• Have a current BSA membership or international equivalent.
• Complete Youth Protection training for both Scouts BSA and Venturing programs (two separate courses) within one year of jamboree. All Service Team Members must complete regardless of age.
• Be able to arrive on-site at the jamboree up to one week before the jamboree (as deemed necessary by the service director over the area selected to serve).
• Be at least 16 years of age by the first day of the jamboree.
• Submit all registration fees online per the published payment schedule.
• Complete any jamboree-specific training, as deemed necessary by the service director of the area selected to serve.
• File a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record. Instructions to submit the record will be published online by mid-2020.
• Meet the medical requirements.

If accepted in a Jamboree Service Team position, I agree I will:

  • Pay the Jamboree fee on or before the payment deadline(s).
  • Provide my own transportation to and from the Jamboree
  • Provide a complete official health and medical record with a physical exam signed by a certified and licensed health-care provider-physician (MD or DO), nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, dated no more than 1 year before the last day of the Jamboree
  • Obtain required immunizations
  • Review the following risk factors with my certified and licensed health-care provider:

Factors include but are not limited to: excessive body weight, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, seizures, lack of appropriate immunizations, asthma, allergies/anaphylaxis, muscular/skeletal injuries, psychiatric/psychological and emotional difficulties.

There is no reason why my health would limit full Jamboree participation, or I will document all limitations on the BSA Health & Medical Record


important tips before you apply

  • To review the BSA Privacy Policy please click HERE.
  • Attention JST applicants: We are aware that the balance due reflected on some JST records is not giving credit for the submitted deposit, making the remaining balance due appear more than it should be. Our team is working to correct the issue. The registration fees for JST have not changed. This will be corrected as soon as possible. When making subsequent payments, you can edit the amount you are paying to correctly reflect your intentions. We thank you in advance for your patience.
  • All applicants must have a current BSA membership.
  • All applicants must have their own My.Scouting accounts, regardless of age. You must not add a youth’s BSA member ID to the parent’s My.Scouting account.
  • If the applicant does not have a My.Scouting account, use the “Create Account” button below to create an account first.
  • The username and password to the applicant’s My.Scouting account will be needed to access the Jamboree application.
  • The BSA member number must be linked in the profile of the applicant’s My.Scouting account.
  • The Jamboree application is populated from the data in the My.Scouting account. Make sure your information is correct in My.Scouting before you begin the Jamboree application! The functionality to update profile information only exists in My.Scouting, not in the Jamboree application.
  • Attention International applicants: Verification of membership and good standing by your National Scout Organization is required. Please be aware that there may be a delay of 60 or more days before your application may move into the placement phase.