2023 National Jamboree - Youth

2023 National Jamboree - Youth
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2023 National Scout Jamboree - Blackhawk Area Council Contingent

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




Join fellow scouts from Blackhawk Area Council for the adventure of a lifetime!

The 2023 National Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 19-28, 2023. This is more than just a gathering of Scouts, the Jamboree will provide High Adventure programming (including shooting sports, mountain biking, zip-lining, rock climbing), a chance to meet Scouts from around the country, and so much more. The National Jamboree is expected to bring together up to 32,000 Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and unit leaders, including more than 6,000 Jamboree Service Team members.


Blackhawk Area Council Contingent

The council will take approximately 100 Scouts/Scouters to the national jamboree as part of the council contingent. 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 First Class and age 12. All Venturers must be currently registered in a Venturing crew and meeting Venturing age requirements.

Scouts will be assigned to a jamboree troop consisting of 36 Scouts and four adult leaders. Every Scout will be a member of a patrol within the troop. Contingent members will be required to attend several troop meetings (as scheduled by the jamboree troop Scoutmaster), submit a completed jamboree medical form signed by a licensed physician and indicate 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. 

Participants are responsible for their own uniforms (two complete field uniforms), personal gear (mess kit, sleeping bag, etc.), spending money and trading patches. 

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. 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).


Registering for the National Jamboree

Jamboree Fee

The BAC Jamboree participant fee is estimated to be $2,575.00 per person. The participant fee includes:

  • National Jamboree fee
  • Two (2) training weekend campouts with the BAC Jamboree units before the Jamboree
  • Stuff We All Get (proposed SWAG includes a hat, duffel bag, daypack, tee shirts, patches, etc.)
  • Transportation to and from Jamboree on touring buses
  • Meals to and from Jamboree
  • Full set of Patches
  • All Troop/Crew gear such as cots, stoves, troop pots/pans, tables, etc. will be provided by the Summit. (Subject to change)

Jamboree Payment Schedule

Payment Description 

Payment Amount

Deposit Due (at registration)



















Balance due


All participant payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another non-registered participant who replaces a cancelling participant. Additionally, application requires that the Scouts and Venturers 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).
Please go to the National Jamboree Site to fill out form  Click on Participants (Apply Now)
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$2,360.00 per Participant
Late fee
After 11/1/2022 a fee of $215.00 will apply.
Cancellation Policy
The deposit of $300 is non-refundable. Fee refund requests for the rest of the balance paid will be presented to the Jamboree Committee. These requests will be considered, but not guaranteed reimbursable due to expenses being incurred by the Blackhawk Area Council in preparation for Jamboree 2023. The Committee encourages all interested scouts to be confident of their ability to travel July 17 to 31st in 2023 to avoid potential disappointment if a refund cannot be accomplished. After April 30, 2023 all fees paid in are non-refundable.

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