National BSA Jamboree

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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.

To learn more about the 2023 National Jamboree visit:

National Jamboree

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Held every four years, 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, tree-top canopy tours, whitewater, mountain biking, BMX biking, rock climbing, patch trading, and much more! Not to mention huge entertainment and stadium events, and hanging out with other Scouts from around the US and across the globe!

Great Rivers Council Contingent​

The Council Contingent will leave for Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia the morning of July 18 and returning July 29, 2023, at the Scouting Adventure Center in Columbia.


The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come, first-served basis. Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree include:

  • Registered member of a Scout troop, who has will be at least 12 years old by July 19, 2023 (but who has not yet reached their 21st birthday by 8/1/2023).

  • Must live and abide by the Scout Oath and Law.

  • Must abide by the Jamboree Code of Conduct.

Adult Leadership

The 2023 no longer has a restriction on the number of adult leaders that can attend. This new policy allows council contingents to bring more adult leaders and will give these adult leaders who were eligible to attend in 2021 as a youth member a chance to participate. Each contingent troop will have at least two adult leaders over the age of 21. All adult leadership registering for the Council contingent will be screened and approved by Great Rivers Council.

Contingent Leadership, such as the Scoutmaster for each contingent troop, and the contingent leader will be selected from the pool of adult leaders who have been approved to attend the National Jamboree.


The 2023 Jamboree is $2,415 per person ($2,200 early bird). 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.

Other out-of-pocket expenses may include (but are not limited to) additional uniforms, patches, and spending money.

Payment Schedule

  • 11/15/2022 –  Deposit – $250
  • 12/1/2022 – Payment 1 – $250
  • 1/1/2022 – Payment 2 – $250
  • 2/1/2022 – Payment 3 – $250
  • 3/1/2022 – Payment 4 – $250
  • 4/1/2023 – Payment 5 – $250
  • 5/1/2023 – Payment 6 – $350
  • 6/1/2023 – Payment 7 – $350 + $215 for registrations after Nov 1

Have all fees paid by June 2023.

If for some reason a participant is unable to attend, a refund may be considered minus the non-refundable amount. If for some reason a participant is unable to attend and is able to fill his/her spot with another eligible participant, a full refund minus the initial $250 deposit will be approved.


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 Matt Pigg.