July 19-28, 2023
National Jamboree is Scouting's flagship event. It is a one-of-a-kind gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Being held for the first time since 2017, the Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for participants, volunteers, and visitors to experience the best of Scouting, all in one place. Features include one of the longest zip line courses in North America, a world-class skate park, ATV offerings, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more! It is held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on over 40,000 acres in the New River Gorge, the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree and BSA's fourth High Adventure base. The next National Jamboree is July 19-28, 2023.
Upcoming Dates for Jamboree Participants:
January 14, 2023 Jamboree Meeting/Patrol Games and Fun - Scoutland
March 3-5, 2023 Jamboree Low Cope Camping Weekend - Camp Rainey Mountain
April 21-23, 2023 Jamboree Shakedown - Scoutland
June 16-17, 2023 Jamboree Shakedown # 2 - Scoutland
National Scout Jamboree Troop Leader Requirements
NOTICE: Jamboree leadership requires a serious financial and time commitment. Please review the requirements prior to submitting your application. Applications will not be accepted for leaders who cannot commit to the entire Jamboree and pre-Jamboree activities.
To qualify as a National Jamboree Troop Leader, applicants are required to:
- 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.
- Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.
The Northeast Georgia Council will take a contingent of Troops to the Jamboree. Space is Limited! These Troops are comprised of Individual Scouts from around our council.
Scouting Youth or Young Adult Participant Qualifications:
Scouts must have a current BSA membership with a Scouts BSA Troop or Varsity Scout team.
Scouts must have a current BSA membership. Participants must also:
- For Scouting Youth: 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 to participate. Parent/Guardian must complete online parental consent form (will be emailed during the application process).
- For Scouting Young Adults: 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. Will be housed as an adult due to chronological age, while allowed to participate in program consistent with youth participant.
- Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
- Participate in a pre-jamboree training experience.
- Have filed a Jamboree Personal Health and Medical Record with the Council Jamboree Committee dated on or after July 1, 2022.
- Submit all registration fees per the local council's payment schedule.
Financial Details: Reserve your place now with a $200 application deposit (refundable only for wait-listed Scouts and Venturers). The total estimated cost for youth participants will be $1,995.00. The fee includes all meals and transportation to and from the Jamboree. The fee also includes special patches, patrol & Troop equipment. An extra $215 will be added to the overall cost if the scout is signed up after October 31, 2022.
National website https://jamboree.scouting.org/