Scholarship Information

Background

The BSA’s aim is to ensure that every eligible Scout who is interested in attending the Jamboree is able to do so, regardless of financial background. While Scouts are encouraged to fundraise as much as they reasonably can, some Scouts will need additional financial support to cover Jamboree costs. Councils are expected to be the primary provider of scholarships to Scouts who need them. To supplement council scholarships, some national scholarships are available to Scouts with financial need.

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship can potentially cover any requested amount up to the full national fee of $1,285*.

In order to maximize the number of Scouts who can attend the Jamboree, full scholarships will only be given in the most extraordinary cases. Most scholarship awards will total 50% or less of the national fee.

* This figure represents the national fee. Be aware that additional fees may be charged by the council to cover travel and other costs.

Timeline

There are three rounds of scholarship application deadlines and distributions:

  • Round 1 | Application deadline: July 31, 2022 | Notification Date: September 15, 2022
  • Round 2 | Application deadline: October 31, 2022 | Notification Date: December 15, 2022
  • Round 3 | Application deadline: December 31, 2022 | Notification Date: February 15, 2023

The possible results for a scholarship application are: Approved for a specific scholarship award amount, Not Approved for a Jamboree scholarship, or (for some first-round applicants) Waitlisted to be considered during the second round.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete an online application for the National Jamboree AND be approved by your council to attend the National Jamboree by July 31, 2022 (for first-round scholarship applicants) or December 31, 2022 (for second-round scholarship applicants).
  • Be a youth participant or unit leader up to age 33.**

** Jamboree Service Team (staff) members are ineligible for scholarships because all JST members ages 16-33 automatically receive a reduced fee.

Scholarship Application Process

Scholarship applications are exclusively completed via the National Jamboree event registration system.

The Scholarship Committee will determine scholarship amounts for each applicant. Recipients and their councils will be notified of the award amounts.***

***Councils and National Service Territories do not have a role in reviewing and approving national scholarship applications, but may be contacted by the committee to validate requests. As such, council employees can contact the committee at national.jamboree@scouting.org if they have questions.

Scholarship Application Questions

  • Financial Information:
    • Size of Household
    • Parent/Guardian 1 Name (for youth applicants)
    • Parent/Guardian 2 Name (if applicable)
    • Total Annual Household Income (before taxes)
    • What is your requested scholarship amount?
  • Free Response Questions (500 words max):
    • Why are you interested in attending the Jamboree?
    • What are you doing to raise funds to attend Jamboree?
    • If you do not receive the scholarship amount you requested, how might that impact your ability to attend the Jamboree?
  • I attest that all information and statements on this form are true and correct
    • Yes, all information is true and correct
  • E-signature of person completing the scholarship application
  • Date scholarship application is completed

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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  • 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.