2021 National Jamboree staff registration opens, with bonus for first 2,021 to apply

Don’t just experience the National Jamboree. Bring it to life.

Applications are now being accepted to serve on staff at the 2021 National Jamboree, coming July 2021 to the BSA’s adventure-packed Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

The first 2,021 people who sign up and pay their deposit to serve on staff, now known as the Jamboree Service Team, will receive the limited-edition “Challenge Accepted!” patch seen above.

The new “Jamboree Service Team” name is meant to underline the unified approach to Jamboree staff in 2021 and beyond, says National Jamboree Director Dan Busby.

“No matter the capacity that you serve on staff — youth, adult, volunteer, exhibitor, paid BSA employee, etc. — it is our desire to convey that participants are our customer and we want them to have the best Jamboree experience ever,” Busby says.

What kind of Jamboree Service Team position is the right fit for you? Your Jamboree role might match your vocational expertise, skills or simply your desire to positively impact Scouts and guests attending Scouting’s premier celebration.

You’ll find JST openings in program, medical, logistics, operations and administrative areas.

Begin your application at this link.

Choose your session

Once again, the National Jamboree will offer three staffing options to provide maximum flexibility for those who serve.

Jamboree Service Team members will be able to select a session that best suits their schedule when applying. Options are:

  • Session 1: July 17–24, 2021
  • Session 2: July 24–31, 2021
  • Session 3: July 17–31, 2021

Fees range from $450 to $895 depending on which session you select. A deposit of $150 will be due when you apply.

Get your patch

The first 2,021 Jamboree Service Team applicants that sign up and pay the deposit will receive a “Challenge Accepted!” temporary uniform patch. Patches will be mailed out on a monthly basis beginning in January 2020.

Learn more at the official Jamboree Service Team page, and submit questions to one of the email addresses below.

What about participant registration?

That is live as well. Learn more in this post.

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