July 15, 2020
It is with sadness that we share the news of the postponement of the 2021 National Jamboree. On July 14th the National office of the BSA, along with the Jamboree Volunteer Committee made this difficult decision. The planning, preparations, and decisions regarding National Jamborees took place months, and years in advance. The unresolved issues surrounding the COVID-19 has made it exceedingly difficult to plan and prepare for an event of this magnitude and scale. The safety of our Scouts, volunteers, staff and communities were at the forefront of this decision. Local Councils are vital to the delivery of Scouting and the success of National Jamborees. The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have prompted the closure of 70% of council summer camp programs, caused office closures, reduced key funding sources, and forced many councils to temporarily or presently reduce their staffing. By postponing the 2021 National Jamboree the national office hopes to bolster much-needed attendance at local camps next summer and give councils the opportunity to focus their limited resources on maximizing local Scouting opportunities for families.
As this decision is recent, there are many details that need to be worked out. In the coming weeks, we will be working with all Three Fires Council Scouts who have already registered for the Jamboree. We will provide various options that we hope will meet the desires and needs of all who wished to attend the 2021 National Jamboree.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please reach out to our Three Fires Council Jamboree Leadership Team listed at the bottom of this web page. You can also watch for updates from national at https://jamboree.scouting.org.