2023 National Jamboree

2019 Jamboree ziplines

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

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, treetop canopy tours, rock climbing, patch trading, stadium shows, and much more!


Registration is a 2-part process. First you’ll register with the Pacific Skyline Council by clicking the yellow button below. Second, you’ll register with the National Council. Those who have registered with the Pacific Skyline Council will receive notification when it is time to register with the National Council.


The first Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the Jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first Jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, an additional 18 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2017.


Every four years, the Pacific Skyline Council puts together a jamboree contingent, in 2021 we will have 2-3 contingents, comprised each of 36 youth and 4 adult leaders each. This year units will include Male Troops, Female Troops, and Venture Crews.

Besides the jamboree experience itself, there are many costs that are incurred in preparation for the event. These costs include (but may not be limited to):

  • Airfare to and from the East Coast
  • Luggage fees
  • Hotel and security
  • Jamboree training, meetings, and other events
  • Jamboree gear, including all troop/crew specific gear (flags, unit numerals, water bottles, hats, shirts, jackets, backpack, duffle bag, patches)
  • Jamboree event fee
  • Dedicated Scouting professional and support staff to facilitate and assist in a successful Jamboree experience
  • Bus transportation to all tour locations and to and from Jamboree with dedicated bus drivers
  • A tour team to organize and facilitate all touring aspects
  • A 4-day pre-tour consisting of:
    NASCAR Hall of Fame
    Discovery Place
    North Carolina History Museum
    U.S. National Whitewater Center
    Carrowinds Amusement Park
Youth Participants

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 completed the 6th grade, or will be at least 12 years old (but who has not yet reached their 18th birthday by Aug 1, 2021) and a first class Scout by July 1, 2021. –OR–
  • Registered member of a Venture Crew, age 14 by July 1, 2021, but not 21 by Aug 1, 2021.
  • Must live and abide by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Must abide by the Jamboree Code of Conduct.

At the time of registration, Scouts will be placed in a Jamboree troop/crew that is closest to where you live, unless that troop/crew is full. If that troop/crew is full the Scout will be placed in the closest available troop/crew. Each Scout will be a member of a patrol within their unit. Every contingent member will be required to participate in and have the following:

  • Monthly troop or crew meetings
  • A completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician
  • Attend the all-contingent gathering
  • Attend an overnight training encampment.
  • Have all fees paid on time, per the payment schedule below.
  • July 17, 2021 (Sat) – We leave the Bay Area
  • July 18-20, 2021 (Sun-Tue) – We’ll enjoy a pre-tour of the North Carolina area.
  • July 21, 2021 (Wed) – We report to the Jamboree.
  • July 30, 2021 (Fri) – We depart the Jamboree in the morning and head back to the airport for a trip home the same day!
Pricing & Registration

2021 Jamboree with touring is $3500. Jamboree fees include everything listed above. Other out-of-pocket expenses may include (but are not limited to) additional uniforms, patches, and spending money.

A non-refundable reservation fee of $500 must accompany the initial registration. Once you click on the registration button, you will be prompted to “choose participant type”. Once you begin your registration process, you will also be prompted to indicate which type of unit you would prefer to be in: Male Troop, Female Troop, or Venture Crew.

We highly suggest that regular payments be made, perhaps $200 per month or even quarterly payments. Full payment must be received no later than April 1, 2021 in order for the participant to attend. The following is the payment schedule for the 2021 National Jamboree (although more may be paid in advance):

Payment Schedule:

    $500 non-refundable initial deposit
    $600 non-refundable by Apr 1, 2020
    $600 non-refundable by July 1, 2020
    $600 non-refundable by Oct 1, 2020
    $600 non-refundable by Jan 15, 2021
    $600 non-refundable by Apr 1, 2021

Fees are non-refundable, but are transferrable to another non-registered Jamboree participant.

An enhanced popcorn sales plan will be available to Jamboree Scouts in 2020. Details will be posted soon.

National Jamboree official website

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