2023 National Jamboree


Attending a National Jamboree isn’t your normal camp. It’s 10 days of high-adventure fun and fellowship with Scouts and Scouters from around the country. It’s an experience like no other, and you and your Scouts can now sign up for the 20th installment of this flagship BSA event.

The National Jamboree is slated for July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia. You can register online by visiting the Jamboree website. Before you do, remember to ensure your profile on your My.Scouting account is updated.

.

General information:

We plan to send 2 Troops to the 2023 National Scout Jamboree; 1 Male Troops and 1 Female Troop.  Each Troop will consist of 40 people with at least 4 adults per Troop.

Additional information can be found at the National Jamboree website (www.jamboree.scouting.org/).

Participant requirements

Youth participants must:

  • Have a current BSA membership.
  • Be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but have not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by their local council.
  • Have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent. (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian of any applicant currently 17 years of age or younger during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submit BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the online Jamboree submission process. The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registration fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Young adult program participants must:

  • Have a current BSA membership.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but have not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be housed as an adult due to chronological age, while allowed to participate in program consistent with a youth participant.
  • Be approved by their local council.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submit BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the online Jamboree submission process. The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registration fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Adult participants must:

  • Have a current BSA membership in a local council unit.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by their local council.
  • Scoutmaster, First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters must currently be serving in any unit leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants must have completed appropriate leader specific training.
  • Be current with Youth Protection Training.
  • Register online through the Jamboree registration system as a “Leader.” The council will designate specific leadership or chaperone positions at the time the Jamboree units are assigned.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • The Unit Care Provider must be one of the unit leaders and is required to hold either current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certificates or a current healthcare license. This unit leader’s responsibilities include providing for the safety and well-being of each unit member by reviewing their AHMR and maintaining a binder/file containing all the unit’s AHMRs, maintaining the unit first-aid kit and providing first-aid treatment within the unit and overseeing administration of required medications.
  • Submit BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the online Jamboree submission process. The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registration fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Registration and fees

The cost for youth and adult participants will be $2,000. These fees include a national fee that covers the expense of program materials, food, insurance, equipment as well as council expenses such as tents, t-shirts, patches,  pre-jamboree campouts and transportation to and from the Jamboree.

Payments may be made in person or by mail at the Council Service Center, 2 Garden Center Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601 

A processing 5% processing fee will be charged if paying with Credit Card through  https://scoutingevent.com/512-58523.

Payment Schedule

  • A payment of $500 per participant (youth or leader) is due before July15, 2022 with Registration.
    • 10% late fee will apply to all outstanding balances on July 16, 2022.
  • A second payment of $500 per participant (youth or leader) is due before October 14, 2022.
    • 10% late fee will apply to all outstanding balances on October 15, 2022
  • A Third payment of $500 per participant (youth or leader) is due before January 13, 2023.
    • 10% late fee will apply to all outstanding balances on January 14, 2023.
  • A final payment of $500 per participant (youth or leader) is due from local councils to the Jamboree on or before March 17, 2023.
    • 10% late fee will apply to all outstanding balances on April 1, 2023.