COUNCIL INFORMATION

Be sure to check out the Resource Guide and the Marketing Resources pages for information and resources to help your council be successful when participating in the 2023 National Jamboree!

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Contingents (units) can only register for the full duration of the Jamboree.

$1,285.  Leaders and Youth fee is the same amount for contingent participant.

Minimum of 12 years of age on or before the first day of the Jamboree.

Yes! There is an accommodation for young adult participation up to 21 years of age to attend within a Council Contingent or JST.

Yes! The registration system validates age against the first date of the Jamboree. As long as your 11-year-old will be 12 on or before July 19, 2023 they can register now.

Onsite Jamboree programming, Food, Cot, Troop Dining Fly’s, Tables, Propane, Stoves, Troop Cook Kits, Participant recognition package (ex. 2 uniform patches, neckerchief).

Cots are 76.75” L x 33.25”W x 18.25H

No.  This is a cost activity that will be lower than public rates and more information will be sent this Spring regarding rafting reservation options.

Food restrictions such as Kosher, Halal, Celiac and Nut allergies will be honored.
In addition, there are many Gluten-free and vegetarian choices in our menu’s. The information included in our menu documents  address ingredients  and  notifications  to assist all Jamboree  participants in avoiding items that may cause allergic reactions or discomfort.  Note the Menus and ingredients will be included in contingent menu information.  You may also opt to bring additional shelf stable supplements.

Scouts BSA units will be camped in areas based on gender specified portables (showers/restrooms).  Camp areas will be separated by barriers such as roads or swells so that campsites are defined.  Council contingents (multiple units/partial units) can travel to the jamboree together as long as BSA policy is followed.

For partial units they will be grouped with other like units prior to the jamboree to insure minimum BSA requirements/policies are met.

Ex. a Scouts BSA female group of 2 adults and 8 youth can travel to and from the jamboree with Scouts BSA male counterparts but when they arrive at Jamboree they will be camping in separate units.

  • 1st Payment $485 in July 2022.
  • 2nd Payment $500 in December 2022.
  • 3rd Payment $300 in March 2023

Appropriate leadership (BSA approved leaders that meet eligibility requirements).  Each unit must have a minimum of 4 registered BSA members 21 or older.

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. 

Proper tenting (each contingent of 40 is restricted to 22 tents; each tent cannot exceed 9’x9.5’ base).

The ALC (Arnold Logistics Center), will not be able to accommodate contingent tents or other supplies being shipped ahead to the ALC for distribution.  The deployment cost in equipment and labor would exceed the budget which we have been strictly advised to manage with no variance.

A tent is the only additional item needed that is different than past jamborees. These can be the second bag in regard to air, bus or rail travel. (Some carriers may waive any surcharge as part of the package when making group travel arrangements.)

Sample Council Committee Planning Calendar

January – March

  • Recruit Council Jamboree Planning Chair and Committee
  • Establish and secure Board approval on Jamboree Budget and publish Jamboree Fee(s)
  • Develop Council Jamboree Planning Committee meeting calendar
  • Recruit Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Begin collection of Council fee(s)
  • Attend Jamboree information releases
  • Share contingent target recruitment goal with Scout Executive recruitment team

April – June

  • Continue council promotional efforts (Spring Camporees, Roundtables, and Summer Camp)
  • Recruit Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Attend or review Jamboree based Webinars
  • Establish council plan for approving Jamboree registrations
  • Confirm registration attendance from local council marketing efforts with Jamboree registration collection database

July

  • Make initial registration payment
  • Make rafting reservation
  • Continue Council promotional efforts
  • Recruit Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Promote that Jamboree medicals must be within 1 year of the Jamboree

August – November

  • Continue Council promotional efforts
  • Recruit Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • During October – Confirm registration attendance from local council marketing efforts with Jamboree registration collection database

December

  • Make 2nd registration payment
  • Pay for rafting reservation commitment
  • Continue Council promotional efforts
  • Recruit Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars

2023

January

  • Begin verification of all Youth protection Training for Leaders
  • Verify Annual Health and Medical Record submissions
  • Check status of all transportation plans
  • Continue Council promotional efforts
  • Recruit Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Hold Council Jamboree Contingent briefing

February

  • Continue verification of all Youth protection Training for Leaders
  • Continue to verify Annual Health and Medical Record submissions
  • Finalize recruitment of Participants, Leaders, and Jamboree Service Team (Staff)
  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Continue Council Jamboree Contingent Communications/meetings

March

  • Make Final Jamboree Registration Payment
  • Continue verification of all Youth protection Training for Leaders
  • Continue to verify Annual Health and Medical Record (AMHR) submissions
  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Continue Council Jamboree Contingent Communications/meetings

April

  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Continue Council Jamboree Contingent Communications/meetings
  • Deadline for all AHMR’s is April 15th.

May

  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Continue Council Jamboree Contingent Communications/meetings
  • Deadline for Youth Protection Training is May 31st.

June

  • Attend or review Jamboree Webinars
  • Conduct pre-jamboree training weekend.

July

  • Attend 2023 National Scout Jamboree

September

  • Council Jamboree Planning team meets to debrief event and planning cycle

important tips before you apply

  • PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing an issue in the registration system that is preventing BSA member numbers from being recognized, and is only presenting International attendee options. We expect the issue to be resolved by end of day Tuesday, July 14th. Please wait and come back on Wednesday, July 15th to complete your Jamboree application. Thank you for your patience.

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  • Registration FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • Attention JST applicants: We are aware that the balance due reflected on some JST records is not giving credit for the submitted deposit, making the remaining balance due appear more than it should be. Our team is working to correct the issue. The registration fees for JST have not changed. This will be corrected as soon as possible. When making subsequent payments, you can edit the amount you are paying to correctly reflect your intentions. We thank you in advance for your patience.
  • All applicants must have a current BSA membership.
  • All applicants must have their own My.Scouting accounts, regardless of age. You must not add a youth’s BSA member ID to the parent’s My.Scouting account.
  • If the applicant does not have a My.Scouting account, use the “Create Account” button below to create an account first.
  • The username and password to the applicant’s My.Scouting account will be needed to access the Jamboree application.
  • The BSA member number must be linked in the profile of the applicant’s My.Scouting account.
  • The Jamboree application is populated from the data in the My.Scouting account. Make sure your information is correct in My.Scouting before you begin the Jamboree application! The functionality to update profile information only exists in My.Scouting, not in the Jamboree application.
  • Attention International applicants: Verification of membership and good standing by your National Scout Organization is required. Please be aware that there may be a delay of 60 or more days before your application may move into the placement phase.