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 $1,600, which is what was forecasted for the 2021 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.

When are Contingent fees due to be paid by Councils to National for each Scout and Leader in our Contingent?

*A Shenandoah Area Council payment schedule with amounts will be updated soon. 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.


Stay tuned for more details!