National BSA Jamboree

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

National Jamboree 2023 Video

Every Adventure has a Beginning…Flying down a mountain? Zipping across the sky? Aiming for something higher?

Ten days. Hundreds of adventures. A once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Great Rivers Council Jamboree Contingent

Who: Any Scout who is at least 12 years of age by July 19, 2023. Adults at least 21 years of age are needed to serve as leadership for the duration of the Jamboree.

Where: The Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia.

Why: All of your favorite Scouting activities, and then some, at one location! Whitewater, rock climbing, zip lines, ropes challenge courses, mountain biking, BMX biking, shooting sports, scuba, mountain and skateboarding, and more! Not to mention huge entertainment and stadium events, and hanging out with 20,000 other Scouts from around the US and across the globe!

Cost: The cost will be no more than $2,200. This covers all costs from the time the Scout boards the charter bus to the time they get home, other than personal spending money, including transportation, lodging, meals, a Jamboree duffel bag, a day backpack, six t-shirts, a ball cap, unit patches for the Scout’s uniform shirts, and pre-Jamboree gatherings. The Council has established payment schedules to help families spread out the cost.

How: Go to to register. Applicants must have a my.Scouting account with their current BSA membership number linked to the account in order to access the online application.

Jamboree questions? Please reach out to Bill Corwin or John Fabsits.

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