JamCam 2020 - January 4-10, 2020

BSA National Contingent

This event is an Interamerican Region JamCam – Great! Now what is an Interamerican Region JamCam? This means Scouts and Leaders from all over North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean are invited to participate in a big week-long Jamboree/Camporee (hence the name: JamCam). Think of it like a council camporee, but much bigger.

The hosts of JamCam 2020, the Brazilian Scout Association, have announced that all attendees from an National Scout Organization must register as one contingent. The BSA International Department has committed to providing the resources needed to send a contingent from the BSA. Be sure to read all the info below to find out how you can be a part of the BSA’s Contingent to JamCam 2020!

About the JamCam: Theme and Location

The Theme – America: Continent of Diversity
Converging with the particularities of the American Continent, in its wide territory, abundant landscapes, exuberant nature, rich and ancestral culture.
The theme established for JamCam intends to reinforce the bonds of fraternity proposed by the Scout Movement, exploring rich diversity and showing that it is possible to build a more fraternal world based on mutual respect.

JamCam will bring together people who have multiple aspects that differ from their origins, languages, beliefs, environment, cultures, gender, preferences, affection and others. The event aims to strengthen the bonds of Scout values, which make us united in diversity. Brazil will be the setting and meeting point where America will be represented as a great continent of diversity, united and fraternal.

The Location – Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
The Brazilian coastline is 8,500 km wide, which it is one of the longest coastline of the world, all coast lies to the Atlantic Ocean (*Brazil uses kilometers instead of miles). Brazil is characterized by its rich diversity making it the largest country within South America with many different nations and their cultures. Biodiversity in Brazil is magnificent, and depending on the location,  climate can change very easily from typically tropical to cold temperatures in some cities or even others on top of some mountains.

The city of Foz do Iguaçu is internationally recognized for its exuberant nature. It is a multicultural city, characterized by different cultures that share this beautiful region of Brazil. In it, three nations converge: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, besides having great tourist attractions, for example, Iguaçu Waterfalls and Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant.

Additional Resources from the Host
More general information about the 2020 IAR JamCam is available at www.jamcam2020.org

Additional Resources from the BSA International Department 
Want to learn more about the Interamerican Region, WOSM and more? Visit the BSA International homepage!

Who is eligible to take part in JamCam 2020?

The 2020 JamCam is open to young people ages 11-17, but due to travel restrictions and logistics, the BSA Contingent has elected to have the following eligibility requirements: Youth Participants (boys and girls) must be age 15-17: Birthday between January 11, 2002 and January 3, 2005. CMT and IST members must be age 18 or older: Birthday before January 4, 2002. Unit Leaders must be age 21 or older: birthday before January 4, 1999. All applicants MUST be registered with BSA currently and at time of participation in JamCam 2020. 

This contingent trip will include round-trip travel to the event, but all participants will be required to obtain their own Brazilian Travel Visa. for more information on how to obtain a Brazilian Visa, you can visit the Brazilian Consulate’s  new online E-Visa website HERE or you can check out Travel the World Visas (a visa service we recommend). *Due to a recent Announcement by the Brazilian Authorities, Visa Requirement may be be waived starting in June 2019.

...and are there any additional participant requirements?

All participants (both Youth and Adult) for the BSA National Contingent must hold a current registration with the BSA at the time of registration and at the time of the event. Participants may also be required to complete WOSM “Safe from Harm” training prior to arrival or as required by IAR JamCam Host Team.

Additional (preferred) requirements for Unit Adult leaders are as follows:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age by January 1, 2020.
  • Serve actively in an adult troop leadership position for at least one year during the three-year period prior to JamCam 2020.
  • Complete a position-specific training for your position
  • Be able to serve as a role model of physical fitness.
  • File a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record parts A, B, and C, with the BSA International Department prior to departure.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training within one year of your arrival date at the 2020 IAR JamCam site.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Wood Badge and additional elective training are desirable qualifications, although not required.

How does Registration work for the BSA Contingent?

In order to reduce costs and maximize safety, contingent participants (Youth + Unit Leader) will be required to register together as a patrol consisting of 9 youth + 1 Adult when possible.* The BSA contingent will be made up of a minimum of 2 patrols, growing to our designated size allotment in groups of 10. Accommodations for provisional youth and/or adults may be available dependent on interest. 

*A second adult will be required for a patrol if less than 2 patrols are registered from the same council/area. Example: if a patrol will be traveling separately from the contingent to arrive at a hub location, a second adult will be required to maintain Youth Protection. If a patrol (or 2 patrols from same council/area) contains female Participants, a minimum of one leader must be female, per Youth Protection Guidelines.

As the graphic above shows, you will not be clear for take off until there is a full group of 10. Adult registrations will only be accepted  when attached to patrol or as a member of the CMT or IST*. Adults may also elect to be part of the International Service Team (IST).
For more information on how patrol registration for International events works, contact the BSA International Department at [email protected] 

*Adults interested in volunteering for a strictly provisional registration may contact the BSA International Department via email.

How are the Participant Types Defined?

Youth BSA Contingent Participant

Open to applicants who are currently registered in one of the Traditional BSA Programs and will meet the eligibility requirements at the time of JamCam 2020. If you are a youth and you want to join in the fun- this option is for you. 

Eligibility: must be age 15-17: Birthday between January 11, 2002 and January 3, 2005.

Unit Leader with BSA Contingent Patrol

Open to applicants who are currently registered in one of the Traditional BSA Programs and will meet eligibility requirements at time of JamCam 2020. Minimum of 1 Unit Leader registration is required for every 9 Scout registrations.

Eligibility: must be age 21 or older: Birthday before January 4, 1999.

Contingent Management Team

Applicants for the CMT of the BSA Contingent must be invited or selected by the Head of Contingent and meet eligibility requirements at the time of JamCam 2020. Applications for CMT may be found on the Contingent Support Page. 

Eligibility: must be age 21 or older: Birthday before January 4, 1999.

International Service Team Member

Open to applicants who are currently registered in one of the Traditional BSA Programs, have leadership or international Scouting experience and will meet eligibility requirements at time of JamCam 2020. Will report to JamCam Host. 

Eligibility: must be age 18 or older: Birthday before January 4, 2002.

What's the Selection and Approval Process?

The Boy Scouts of America is limited to the number of participants and International Service Team Members it can send to an Interamerican Region JamCam. Based on anticipated participation, space could be limited.

Upon completion of registration, your home council will be contacted to verify that all information provided is true and accurate and approve that you are in good standing. Once the council has verified and approved you, the National Service Center will double check and verify your application and you’ll receive an email to provide additional information and pay your initial deposit OR you’ll receive an email letting you know that you will be put on a waiting list.

Youth Participants who are registering provisionally and incomplete patrols can expect to be placed on hold initially until additional participants register. 

While on a waiting list/on hold, participants and leaders should plan on staying current with payment deadlines or until otherwise advised by CMT or International Department Staff. 

This event has a 2 patrol (2 Adults, 18 Youth) minimum requirement for participants. If by June 1, 2019 the 2 patrol minimum has not been met, the International Department reserves the right to cancel/re-organize contingent to preserve the interests of the BSA. 

...and how much is it going to cost?

Youth

Scout - Ages 15-17
$ 4400 Overall Cost
  • Round-Trip Travel Included*
  • Custom Contingent Swag
  • Event Specific Insurance
  • Patrol Registration
Ages 15-17

Unit Leader

Adult - Minimum Age: 21
$ 4400 Overall Cost
  • Round-Trip Travel Included*
  • Custom Contingent Swag
  • Event Specific Insurance
  • Patrol Registration

CMT

INVITE ONLY - Minimum Age 21
$ 1600 Overall Cost
  •  Travel Fees NOT Included
  • Custom Contingent Swag
  • Contingent Leadership
  • INVITE ONLY

IST Member

Adult - Minimum Age: 18
$ 780 Overall Cost
  • Travel Fees NOT Included
  • Custom Contingent Swag
  • Event Staff Member
  • Individual Registration

Fee Schedule

Deposit – $500

3/31/19 – $680

4/30/19 – $680

6/30/19 – $680

8/15/19 – $680

9/30/19 – $680

11/1/19 – $500

Fee Schedule

Deposit – $500

3/31/19 – $680

4/30/19 – $680

6/30/19 – $680

8/15/19 – $680

9/30/19 – $680

11/1/19 – $500

Fee Schedule

Deposit – $300

3/31/19 – $250

6/30/19 – $250

8/15/19 – $250

9/30/19 – $250

11/1/19 – $300

Fee Schedule

Deposit – $250

4/30/19 – $250

8/15/19 – $150

11/1/19 – $130

*Travel to a hub city may be required for a provisional individual/group dependent on number and distribution of contingent participants. 
Incurred costs and travel to/from hub would become the responsibility of the individual/group.

Contingent Resource Library

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