2023 National Scout Jamboree

The Shenandoah Area Council is seeking Scouts that are interested in moving 'FORWARD ' in participating in the 2023 National Scout Jamboree.


  • Seeking 36 Scouts and 4 adults to form a Scouts BSA male group.

  • Seeking 8 Scouts and 2 adults to form a Scouts BSA female group.


A few FAQ's

What are the dates of the 2023 National Jamboree?
July 19-28, 2023

When do I arrive/depart?
Unit arrivals are on July 19th with a departure on July 28th.

How much do I have to pay at the time of registration?
Participants and Leaders will submit all required fees directly to their local council.

What are the participant (youth and leader) fees?
We anticipate the fee to be around $1,650 for the 2023 National Jamboree. Leaders and Youth fee is the same amount for a contingent participant. The fee includes the event fee, transportation to and from Summit Bechtel Reserve, Jamboree gear, training, meetings & other events.

*Anyone signing up after October 31, 2022, will be $1,865 per person due to National increasing the cost by $215 (*due to economic conditions such as fuel, food, and supply issues).

Participant Payment Schedule:
The Shenandoah Area Council payment schedule is as follows:

Initial Deposit - Due by May 15, 2022 $450.00
2nd Payment - Due by July 15, 2022 $300.00
3rd Payment - Due by October 15, 2022 $300.00
4th Payment - Due by January 15, 2023 $300.00
5th Payment - Due by May 15, 2023 $300.00+

All participant deposits and payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another non-registered jamboree participant who replaces a cancelling jamboree participant. Additionally, application requires that all youth and adults abide by the specific policies of the Jamboree and failure of any participant to adhere to those policies will serve as grounds to have their participation revoked (with no refund).

When are Contingent fees due to be paid by Councils to National for each Scout and Leader in our Contingent?
For reference, below is a National payment schedule for each Council.

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

How old do you have to be to attend the Jamboree as a participant?
Minimum of 12 years of age on or before the first day of the Jamboree.

My Scout has turned 18 since the last Jamboree. Due to the 2021 Jamboree getting canceled he/she/they did not get to attend. Can he/she/they sign up for 2023 as a participant?
Yes. There is an accommodation for young adult participation up to 21 years of age to attend within a
Council Contingent or JST.

What is provided to each participant attending the Jamboree? Or What does my $1285 fee cover?
Onsite Jamboree programming, Food, Cot, Troop Dining Fly’s, Tables, Propane, Stoves, Troop Cook Kits,
Participant recognition package (ex. 2 uniform patches, neckerchief).

What is a council responsible for providing to a Jamboree contingent?
Appropriate leadership (BSA-approved leaders that meet eligibility requirements). Each unit must have a minimum of 4 registered BSA members 21 or older.

We look "FORWARD" to an adventurous 2023 National Jamboree.


In addition to registering at SAC-BSA.org, each jamboree participant will need to register on the National Jamboree website at https://jamboree.scouting.org/. If you do not have a My.Scouting.org account you will need to create one as the jamboree participant.

Once you submit your jamboree application, you will receive an email "2023 National Jamboree Application Confirmation" which says "Thank you for registering for 2023 National Jamboree . For your records, your registration code is: XXXXXX".

Your application is currently in a pending status. An email has been sent to the address in the attendee's My.Scouting.org account or in the case of the youth to the parent/legal guardian's email. This email contains instructions on completing the final steps to complete the application. Please check your email now.

Next, you will receive an email "2023 National Jamboree Disclaimer Invite-Action Required" which says "For your records, the reservation code for the person named above is: XXXXXX".

The person named above has submitted an application to attend the 2023 National Scout Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in southern West Virginia.

In order for this application to be reviewed and processed, it is necessary for us to obtain your acknowledgment and agreement in advance to various disclaimers regarding physical fitness, medical information, consent to treat, risk acknowledgment, code of conduct, and media release.

Click on View Documents to complete this process. You will use the username and password associated with your My.Scouting.org account to gain access to the form.

Once you complete the Disclaimer, you will receive an email "2023 National Jamboree Disclaimer Process Completed".

Upon completion of this final step, your registration will be forwarded to your local Council for review. At the completion of the Council review, you will be notified by email whether your registration has been approved for Jamboree consideration. Please be patient during this time as the review process can be lengthy.


Scholarship Information

UPDATE: Due to higher-than-expected requests for financial assistance, scholarship funding will be depleted during the first two rounds of scholarships. The previously announced third round, Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, scholarship window will not be open.

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

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.

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).

*Visit https://jamboree.scouting.org/participants/scholarships/ for more details on scholarships.