July 19-28, 2023 | Summit Bechtel Reserve

About the National Jamboree

The National Jamboree is a one-of-a-kind experience unlike anything else in Scouting. Over 10 days, more than 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff come together to explore 10,000 acres of fun at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

From adventure sports to shooting sports to zip-lining and more, the Summit is a Scout’s dream playground. And you can’t forget the professional stadium shows, white water rafting, kayaking, pioneering village, hiking Mt. Jack, and patch trading!

The jamboree is the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of fun, friends, and adventure. You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Scouting experience.

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Here's the plan:

The Connecticut Yankee Council plans to take 120 Scouts for the 14-day adventure and amazing activities on the way down. Want to come? Make sure you’re a youth who meets the participant qualifications, and agree to the jamboree code of conduct– but move quick, sign up is first-come-first-serve. You also must be registered in a Scouts BSA troop and at least 12 years old Female or Male. Or you must be in a Venturing crew and meet the Venturing age requirements.

Once you are registered, CYC will assign Scouts to be in a jamboree troop of 36 Scouts with four adult leaders. Like in Scouts BSA, every Scout will in a patrol within those troops. There will be pre-event Jamboree troop events that will be scheduled by the Scoutmaster. Before attending, you will need to submit a completed jamboree medical form signed by a licensed physician and comply with the specified immunizations.

The National Jamboree is held at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve- 10,000 acres of beautiful, hilly land in West Virginia- needless to say, it is a hike! Participants need to be physically fit to fully enjoy the National Jamboree. There’s substantial walking to get to activity areas, and participants will need strength and stamina to do the activities they have hiked to. So get to work now so you’ll be physically fit in time!

Take a look at the trip:

Registration

The Connecticut Yankee Council is budgeting your Jamboree adventure at $2,500.00 (***subject to price increases and number of participants). Adventure includes transportation, Pre-Jamboree camping weekend, Hershey Park, all 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  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)

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

Step 1: Register online on the National Jamboree Registration site (with national using My. Scouting account)

Step 2: Make your deposit / payments on the Connecticut Yankee Council Registration site (with council)

We’re trying to come in at or below budget, but with the current conditions and planning far in advance, we’re at the mercy of price changes from vendors and service providers. As such, the $2,500 is our best estimate. There is no guarantee that this will fully cover the costs we will need to spend on this adventure, in which case the Council reserves the right to charge everyone their proportionate share of any additional costs incurred.

Your fees:

May 1, 2022 $400 deposit at registration
July 1, 2022 $400
October 1, 2022 $400
January 1, 2023 $400
March 1, 2023 $400
May 15, 2023 $300

You'll get:

Included in your fees:

  • Jamboree registration
  • Transportation fees, including pre and post Jamboree events organized by the contingent
  • Hotels/ lodging fees
  • Jamboree training, meetings, and other events
  • Jamboree gear
  • Dedicated Scouting professional and support staff to facilitate and assist in a successful Jamboree experience
  • A tour team to organize and facilitate all touring aspects
    • Pre-Jamboree tour includes:
      • Hershey Park

Hey Adults, you can come too!

Council contingent leader registration is a three-step process. Qualified adult leaders are needed to serve as Jamboree troop Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters and crew Advisors. Leaders must be selected and approved by the Council’s National Jamboree Committee and complete Jamboree Scoutmaster training.

Application: Apply for Contingent Leadership (with council).  Selected leaders will be notified.

SELECTED LEADERS (after selection/notification):

Registration Step 1: Connecticut Yankee Council Registration / Payment (with council)
Registration Step 2: National Jamboree Registration (with national using My.Scouting account)

SCOUTMASTER QUALIFICATIONS

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, and Third Scoutmasters MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership with a Scouts BSA Troop.
  • Scoutmasters, First, Second Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but not yet 21 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster applicants must be currently serving as a Scoutmaster or have served as a Scoutmaster with a Troop
  • First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any adult troop leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster and ASM’s applicants MUST have completed Scoutmaster leader specific training by March 1, 2021.
  • All adult leaders MUST complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Meet the medical and BMI requirements of the Jamboree.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.