JULY 19 – 28, 2023 NATIONAL JAMBOREE
National Scout Jamborees are one of Scouting’s defining events. Jamborees are the opportunity for more than 30,000 Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters to come together every four years in a high adventure, high energy, much-anticipated event.
Planning for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree will start soon and the Connecticut Rivers Council team is ready.
Scouts and Venturers from across the Connecticut Rivers Council will join in an adventure of a lifetime. The Connecticut Rivers Council Contingent Package will depart late on July 18th, 2023 arriving at the National Scout Jamboree held at the Boy Scouts of America’s world-class facility, Summit Bechtel Reserve, in West Virginia from July 19-28, 2023.
Below is a shortlist of the Jamboree activities that await you:
- 5 miles of zip lines and challenge courses
- 36 miles of mountain biking trails and BMX tracks
- 13 acres of shooting sports ranges (shotgun, rifle, and archery)
- Whitewater rafting, kayaking, and paddleboarding
- Climbing walls and repelling
- STEM activities and merit badge opportunities
- Patch trading and making friends with Scouts and Venturers from across the country and around the world
- Group and individual leadership training
- Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor experience (Wi-Fi covers the Summit camping and activity areas)
- World-class entertainment at sub-camp shows
- High energy festive atmosphere
SCOUT PARTICIPANT QUALIFICATIONS
- MUST have a current BSA membership with a Scouts BSA troop.
- RECOMMENDED to be at least a First Class Scout by the first day of the Jamboree (July 19, 2023).
- MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree (July 19, 2023) and has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree (July 28, 2023). (Expanded youth age criteria: National is reviewing a proposal to expand the Scout age range to allow younger and older participants. Additional information may be shared in 2022)
- Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
- MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.
- Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
- Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record parts A, B, and C with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree. (CRC will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
- Submit all registrations fees per the CRC payment schedule.
The Jamboree participant fee is $2,400 per person. The participant fee includes:
- National Jamboree fee
- Stuff We All Get (proposed SWAG includes duffel bag, daypack, tee shirts, patches, etc.)
- Transportation to and from Jamboree on touring buses
- Meals to and from Jamboree
- Participants are responsible for their uniforms (two complete field/class A uniforms), personal gear (e.g., mess kit and sleeping bag), spending money, and trading patches
- All Troop/Crew gear such as cots, stoves, troop pots/pans, tables, etc. will be provided by the Summit. Subject to change.
Deposit – $600 – Due at time of Registration
First Payment – $600 – Due September 1, 2022
Second Payment – $600 – Due December 1, 2022
Final Payment – $600 – Due March 1, 2023
Registering and Applying for the National Jamboree
Registering for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree is a two-step process. First, You register on the Connecticut Rivers Council website to pay your Jamboree fees. Second, You apply to the National Scout Jamboree website to attend the Jamboree. Your application/registration process is not complete until you register on the CRC website and submit and your application on the National website.
Youth attending the Jamboree with the Connecticut Rivers Council register on the CRC website and make their Jamboree payments through the same website.
For youth Jamboree registrations, be sure to use the youth registrant’s BSA Member ID, not a parent’s or guardian’s BSA Member ID number.
Apply to attend the Jamboree on the National Scout Jamboree website
All interested youth and adult applicants can apply to attend the Jamboree. Youth apply as “participants” (troop/crew members). Adults apply as volunteer staff members. Applicants follow the instructions posted on the National website.
For youth Jamboree applicants, be sure to use the youth applicant’s BSA Member ID, not a parent’s or guardian’s BSA Member ID number.
Here in the Connecticut Rivers Council we are preparing to send a contingent down to the Summit for the 2023 National Jamboree. First on our list is to identify qualified leaders. Below is a leader interest survey for those adults who may want to serve as a leader for our CRC contingent.
Nobody offers more exhilarating or a wider variety of high adventure for young people than the Boy Scouts of America. Through high adventure experiences, The Boy Scouts of America leaves lasting memories with youth and fosters development in character and leadership.