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The theme for this Jamboree is moving –

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Webinar Schedule

Join us for more information about the 2023 National Jamboree

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00pm

 

Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm

 

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.

July 19-28, 2023 
Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia

Scouting’s flagship event is coming and you don’t want to miss it!  For 10 days, the Boy Scouts of America comes together for a gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. The result is the National Scout Jamboree. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit website.

Scouts and Scouters will have all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Garden Ground hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest scouting venues – Bechtel Summit.

Jamboree is a fantastic experience to learn, meet new friends from around the country, and explore new skills and have an experience of a lifetime.

Golden Gate Area Council Contingent

The Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) will take approximately 150 Scouts and Leaders to the National Jamboree as part of the Council’s contingent. The contingent will head to the Summit for 10 days of activities ranging from shooting sports, mountain biking, zip-lining, rock climbing, white water rafting and more!  

The Jamboree is open to youth who meet the participant qualifications, are physically fit, and agree to the jamboree code of conduct on a first come first serve basis.

  • All Scouts BSA youth must be currently registered in a troop and be a minimum of age 12.
  • All Venturers must be currently registered in a Venturing crew and meet Venturing age requirements.

Scouts will be assigned to one of the GGAC’s Jamboree Troops consisting of 32 Scouts and four adult leaders. Every Scout will be a member of a patrol within their troop. Contingent members will be required to attend some troop meetings (as scheduled by the jamboree troop Scoutmaster), attend a contingent meeting (Date TBD), and submit a completed jamboree medical form signed by a licensed physician and indicating compliance with specified immunizations.

Participation in the National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is a physically demanding experience. The layout, grade and elevation of the site requires substantial walking as part of everyone’s daily schedule. A number of activities require more stamina and fitness too—think climbing, rappelling, rafting, mountain biking, and skateboarding. It is essential that all participants and staff are prepared for the physical demands of the Summit prior to arrival. Facing the Challenge at the 2023 Jamboree will require one to be physically fit!

Registration

The registration fee is tentatively as follows

  • $3,900 to attend Jamboree and Touring of Washington DC and surrounding historic sites.

The Registration fee includes transportation, tour and Jamboree admission fees, meals, lodging, insurance, and most patrol and troop equipment. There are additional expenses that include uniforms and personal gear, spending money, and memorabilia items. All participants will have to sign and agree to live by a Jamboree code of conduct and be physically fit in order to attend. The participant’s BSA ID number is needed to register. You can find the BSA Member ID at the bottom-center of your BSA membership card, ask your unit leader, or look it up in my.scouting.org (under Menu, then My Profile) or Scoutbook (under My Profile, then Edit Profile).

Payment Schedule

Upon Registering

10/1/2022

12/1/2022

2/1/2023

$485 

$1200

$1200

$1015

Jamboree Staff Registration & Order of the Arrow member Registration coming soon.

Jamboree Participants

Adult Leader Registration

Each GGAC Jamboree Contingent Troop will have a Scoutmaster and three Assistant Scoutmasters. There is an interview and selection process to select individuals for these roles. The Jamboree is open to all adults who meet the participant qualifications, are physically fit, and agree to the Jamboree code of conduct. Adults must be currently registered and in good standing with the BSA. 

Step 1: Google Interest Form 

Step 2: Interview process with GGAC Jamboree Committee (Please wait for approval to move to step 3) 

Step 3:National Jamboree Registrationusing my.Scouting.org account 

Step 4:GGAC Registration Link

Youth Registration

Qualified youth can attend the Jamboree with the council contingent. Youth registration is a two-step process. 

Step 1:National Jamboree Registrationusing my.Scouting.org account (This is a new BSA account set-up for the scout only) 

Step 2: Wait for an adult approval email sent from National 

Step 2:GGAC Registration Link  

Scholarships

The BSA’s aim is to ensure that every eligible Scout who is interested in attending the Jamboree is able to do so, regardless of financial background.

Scholarship information

Jamboree Service Team

Registration to serve on staff at Jamboree (not as part of the GGAC-specific contingent) is open. Serving on Jamboree staff is a rewarding experience that lets you help make Scout’s Jamboree experience one they’ll never forget. It’s not all work, though. You’ll get plenty of time to enjoy the Jamboree fun. Visit the Jamboree website for more information. Volunteer staff may select to work the entire jamboree or the first or last half of the jamboree. The registration fee does not include transportation; staff ages 16-25 pay a discounted price to work the entire jamboree.

The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit is the new home of achievement, adventure, and innovation in Scouting and the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree.

Visitors

The excitement of the Jamboree isn’t limited to Scouts. The Summit features a large visitor area, where day-users can try out a select number of the activities that the Scouts are engaging in around other parts of the Summit. Whitewater rafting and kayaking, rock climbing and bouldering, and mountain biking are just a few of the activities offered at the Summit. There’s also skateboarding, BMX, shooting sports, and zip-line challenge courses. And that’s just the beginning.

Contact for More Information

To get more information about the 2023 National Jamboree, please fill out the GGAC Jamboree Information form.

Introduction to Jamboree 2023

Jamboree Theme and Emblem Reveal

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.

Venturing

Sea Scouts

Exploring

International

Highlander

Shooting Sport

STEM

Scouting for Food

Order of the Arrow

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