JST (Staff) Fees and Refund Policy

There will be three JST sessions during the 2023 National Jamboree to allow multiple options. Applicants will be able to select a session that best suits their schedule when applying to serve at the Jamboree.:

  • Session 1 (July 16-22, 2023) – $700
  • Session 2 (July 23-29, 2023) – $700
  • Session 3 (July 16-29, 2023) – $1200

Young Adult JST (ages 16-33)

  • Session 1 YAJ (July 16-22, 2023) – $400
  • Session 2 YAJ (July 23-29, 2023) – $400
  • Session 3 YAJ (July 16-29, 2023) – $675

 Payment Schedule

JST applicants are required to submit a $100 deposit upon submission of the JST application. No further payments are due until a JST position has been offered and accepted. Once a JST applicant accepts a jamboree position, he or she is required to become current with the posted payment schedule within 15 calendar days of accepting the position.

JST applicants are welcome to make payments per the payment schedule even if a position has not yet been confirmed, thus avoiding the need to catch up on payments once accepted.

Session 1 and 2- Payment schedule for all JST:

  • $100 deposit due at the time of application
  • $300 payment due by December 31, 2022
  • $300 payment due by March 31, 2023

A $50 nonrefundable late fee will be added to any late payments based on revised schedule. The collection of payments is subject to change. BSA reserves the right to close the registration system or advance the closing of the registration system earlier than previously advertised.

Session 3 – Payment schedule for JST (34 years of age and above):

  • $100 deposit due at the time of application
  • $550 payment due by December 31, 2022
  • $550 payment due by March 31, 2023

A $50 nonrefundable late fee will be added to any late payments based on revised schedule. The collection of payments is subject to change. BSA reserves the right to close the registration system or advance the closing of the registration system earlier than previously advertised.

Session 1 and 2- Payment schedule for JST (16-33 years of age):

  • $100 deposit due at the time of application
  • $150 payment due by December 31, 2022
  • $150 payment due by March 31, 2023

A $50 nonrefundable late fee will be added to any late payments based on revised schedule. The collection of payments is subject to change. BSA reserves the right to close the registration system or advance the closing of the registration system earlier than previously advertised.

Session 3 – Payment schedule for JST (16-33 years of age):

  • $100 deposit due at the time of application
  • $275 payment due by December 31, 2022
  • $300 payment due by March 31, 2023

A $50 nonrefundable late fee will be added to any late payments based on revised schedule. The collection of payments is subject to change. BSA reserves the right to close the registration system or advance the closing of the registration system earlier than previously advertised.

Payments can only be accepted electronically through your jamboree application online.

Should an applicant not be selected for a position, their deposit and any subsequent payments that have been submitted are 100 percent refundable. Refunds will be processed back in the same method in which the payment was submitted after the close of the Jamboree.

Should a position be offered but declined by the applicant-either directly or by not responding to the offer during the allotted time-all submitted fees are subject to the posted refund policy.

Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to national.jamboree@scouting.org. All refund requests received before March 31, 2023 will be processed within six (6) to eight (8) weeks upon receiving the request. All refund requests received on or after April 1, 2023 will be processed within six (6) to eight (8) weeks AFTER the close of the jamboree.

Note the following decisions regarding refund requests:

  • In cases where the applicant has shifted from JST to council participant (e.g., a registered JST member who will be needed instead as a council contingent leader), a full refund will be made regardless of the date of the request.
  • If the refund request is for a JST position but a position has not been offered, a full refund will be made regardless of the date of the request.
  • If the request is made due to military orders, a relocation caused by an employment change, or a documented medical condition:
  • 100 percent is refundable through December 31, 2022
  • $150 is non-refundable from January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023
  • $175 is non-refundable from April 1, 2023 through May 30, 2023
  • $200 is non-refundable from June 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023
  • NOTE: No fees are refundable in the case of requests received after June 30, 2023

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.