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International & National Jamboree

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts, leaders, and Jamboree Service Team members that showcases everything that is great about the BSA. 

Join our Team! Now Recruiting Scoutmasters & ASMs

We are scheduling interviews for our Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who will lead our Scouts on the adventure of a lifetime while having a blast themselves! Complete our application below to let us know you are interested in joining the team. Learn more about the requirements of adult leaders here.

National Jamboree is calling!

National Jamboree: July 16-29, 2023 includes Washington DC tour! We will be sending 2 troops; one for girls and one for boys and 1 venture crew. ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN

Looking for World Jamboree?

International Jamboree in South Korea: August 1-12, 2023

All registration is handled nationally.

Information Night

Have questions? Watch the recording of our information night. Email us with any questions or to schedule a presentation at your Troop’s meeting!

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Traditionally held every four years, the National 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!

Details

Traditionally, every four years, the Silicon Valley Monterey Council puts together a jamboree contingent. The 2021 Jamboree was postponed to 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2023 we will have 2-3 contingents, each comprised of 36 youth and 4 adult leaders each.

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 including shake down camping trips.
  • Jamboree gear, including all troop/crew specific gear (flags, unit numerals, hats, shirts, camel back, duffle bag, patches, etc)
  • 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 3-night tour of Washington DC.
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, 2023) and a first class Scout by July 1, 2023. –OR–
  • Registered member of a Venture Crew, age 14 by July 1, 2023, but not 21 by Aug 1, 2023.
  • 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 (TBD)
  • A completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician
  • Attend the all-contingent gathering(s)
  • Attend an overnight training encampment.
  • Have all fees paid on time, per the payment schedule below.
Pricing & Registration

2023 Jamboree with tour is $4100.  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.

To register (youth):

1. Register online at jamboree.scouting.org

2. Pay initial payment on our online payment portal.

Payment Schedule & Payment site

We highly suggest that regular payments be made. Full payment must be received no later than May 15, 2023 in order for the participant to attend.

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 2022. Details will be posted closer to the sale. 

Join our Team! Now Recruiting Scoutmasters & ASMs

We are scheduling interviews for our Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters who will lead our Scouts on the adventure of a lifetime while having a blast themselves! Complete our application below to let us know you are interested in joining the team. Learn more about the requirements of adult leaders here.

Next Steps for Youth Participants

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!  To register for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree, please use the link below.  Once registered on the national site, you will receive an email invitation to register with our council contingent.  All fees will be paid through the contingent payment site.  Upon registering with our local contingent, you will be prompted to make a $500 deposit to secure your spot.   

Based on experience, we strongly encourage that parents and Scouts explore fundraising options to help fund participation in the Jamboree.  We expect that the SVMBC Contingent will cost approximately $4,100.  

To ensure that we send a full contingent, make sure that you highlight the opportunity to attend with other families in your unit.

Local Council FAQs

We have designed our Our $4100 jamboree fee covers all transportation, tours, admission fees, meals, lodging, and patrol and troop equipment. There may be incidental personal expenses to consider such as uniforms, equipment, and spending money.

Yes, we will notify you and save your spot in the contingent for 45 days once the contingent opens. (Starting on March 5th, 2023)

Interested in attending? Sign up on our interest list and we will update you as more information is available. 

 

For additional questions contact Jamboree Chair David Rigmaiden or Jamboree Advisor Dianne Betz – dianne.betz@scouting.org

       

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