July 19-28, 2023

Jamboree is more than a destination. It’s the adventure of lifetime. And there is simply nothing else like it on the planet.

What’s a Jamboree? It’s not camp. National Jamboree is 360-degrees of fun, friends and fellowship with hands-on adventure that takes you places you never thought you’d go and challenge you to try things you never thought you could.

It’s the beginning of your own heroes’ journey that will challenge you to go farther than you ever thought possible. You’ll reach deeper and lift yourself higher to become the best version of yourself.

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Dates and Location

The 2023 National Jamboree will be Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 28, 2023, at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Departure day is Friday, July 28.

Attendance

The 2023 National Jamboree is being planned for 15,000 Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and unit leaders, including more than 4,000 Jamboree Staff members. Each unit consists of Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts and/or Explorers and 4 (minimum all must be 21 or older) to 16-unit leaders, not to exceed a total of 40. Each unit will be made up of groups of 10 that will be grouped together prior to the jamboree to form complete units of 40.

Jamboree Applications

All applicants (youth, adult leader, and Jamboree Service Team) must complete an online application. Applicants must have a my.Scouting account with their current BSA membership number linked to the account in order to access the online application.

Youth Participant Qualifications
  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • MUST 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.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.
Young Adult Program Participant Qualifications
  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • MUST be housed as an adult due to chronological age, while allowed to participate in program consistent with a youth participant.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the payment schedule.
Adult Leader Participant Qualifications

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, Third Assistant Scoutmasters, Unit Care Provider, and Adult Chaperones MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership in a local council unit.
  • All leaders regardless of assigned position MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the 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.
  • All adult leaders MUST be current with Youth Protection Training.
  • All adults must 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 (SM or ASM) and is required to hold either current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certificates or a current healthcare license (MD, DO, APRN, RN, PA, Paramedic, EMT). This unit leader’s responsibilities include providing for the safety and well-being of each unit member by a) reviewing their AHMR and maintaining a binder/file containing all of the Unit’s AHMRs, b) maintaining the Unit First Aid Kit and providing first aid treatment within the unit and c) overseeing administration of required medications.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
JAMBOREE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Current Estimated Cost for 2023 National Jamboree is $2100 per person which includes all food, transportation, gear duffel, day pack, hat, neckerchief, Jamboree tee and patches.

Payments can be made in installments:

  • Deposit $250 due with registration
  • Payment #1 $300 due July 31, 2022
  • Payment #2 $300 due Sept. 30, 2022
  • Payment #3 $300 due Nov. 30, 2022
  • Payment #4 $300 due Jan. 30, 2023
  • Payment #5 $325 due March 30, 2023
  • Payment #6 $325 due May 30, 2023

 

(A firm cost will be announced as soon as all logistic contracts are signed. The outstanding variable will be transportation costs. If needed adjustments will be made in payment #5 and #6.)

The Trax

The Rocks

The Barrels

The High Gear

The Ropes

The Canopy