2023 National Jamboree – July 19-28, 2023

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 Jamboree is more than a destination. It’s the adventure of a 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.

Learn more.

Register today!

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 local council’s 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.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Projected Cost

The Projected cost for the 2023 National Jamboree is $1,990. This projection covers the $1,285 BSA National fee for the event and Council expenses for the event. Included in this fee is a coach bus, two (2) event shirts, one (1) event hat, tent, day pack, uniform troop numbers, event patch, nametag, event Council Shoulder Patch (CSP), two (2) trading patch sets, shakedown meals, $15 for travel food, and a duffle bag.

Payment Schedule

First Payment – June 1, 2022 – $515 (online payment)
Second Payment – October 1, 2022 – $500*
Third Payment – February 1, 2022 – $500*
Fourth Payment – April 1, 2022 – $475*

Note: all payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

*If making a payment via credit card, add $15 to your payment.

Making Payments

Payments can be made via check using our payment form. These checks can be dropped off in person or mailed to our Mechanicsburg Office. Checks should be made payable to the “New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA” with “2023 National Jamboree” in the memo line.

Last updated on May 9, 2022.

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