Jamborees: National, World, and On-The-Air
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NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE
The first National Scout Jamboree was scheduled to be held by the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, D.C. in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in the United States of America. Unfortunately, the 1935 National Scout Jamboree was canceled due to a polio outbreak in Washington, D.C. When the National Scout Jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire with wood that had been brought by Scouts from all 48 states. There were over 27,000 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, 18 National Scout Jamborees have been held, with the last in 2017.
The next National Scout Jamboree will be held July 20-31, 2021 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. For more information regarding Northern Star Scouting's contingent, check out our page here. For general event information, check out the event website at jamboree.scouting.org. We hope that you will join us for a Scouting adventure to remember during the summer of 2021!
WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
The World Scout Jamboree is the largest regular event organized by the World Organization of the Scouting Movement. Just like our National Scout Jamboree, the World Scout Jamboree takes place every four years. Scouts from National Scout Associations around the world take part in the World Scout Jamboree, with the goal to educate and promote peace and understanding between cultures. The 24th World Scout Jamboree was hosted by Scouts Canada, Asociación de México, and the Boy Scouts of America at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2019. The upcoming 25th edition of the will be hosted in South Korea in 2023. Interested in International Scouting? Check out the Boy Scouts of America's international events page.
JAMBOREE ON-THE-AIR (J.O.T.A)
Connecting with others does not always have to be in person, and the Jamboree On-the-Air is proof! This annual event for Scouts and amateur radio enthusiasts joins thousands of amateur radio stations around the world, connecting Scouts from all over the globe for a weekend of Scouting fellowship. For more information, visit the Boy Scouts of America's Jamboree On-the-Air page.