National Jamboree


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. 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!
The Garden State Council is planning to send two Scouts BSA Troops of Boys and one Scouts BSA Troop of Girls, as well as a Venturing Crew, to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia for the National Jamboree. Scouts and Scouters planning to attend must register as part of the council contingent.  There is no provision for individual troops and crews to register as a Jamboree troop. Based on the number of troops, there is a limited number of adults that will be able to attend as a part of the council contingent
Questions should be directed to Tom Soszynski, Garden State Council Jamboree Committee Chair @ soszdmct1@comcast.net or 609-284-0718. When something is underlined click for more information or to be redirected.
The Jamboree registration is a two-step process requiring you to first register with the National Jamboree site as a Jamboree participant. Information from this registration will then be sent to Garden State Council for approval. 
Before you register at the national site be sure review the Jamboree Code of Conduct Physical Fitness policy, and the Participant Requirements for youth & adults. If you meet these requirements, then continue to the  National Jamboree Site to register with the National Jamboree.  Once you are registered, be sure you have your participant registration number as you will need it to register with the Garden State Council Jamboree Contingent.
You are required to complete a BSA High Adventure Health History. Your health history physical examination must be dated after July 1, 2020, and submitted to the National Jamboree.


YOUTH MEMBERS Scouts must be at least 12 years old on the first day of the Jamboree and not reach their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree. The Council Contingents are available to youth members on a first-come, first-served basis and dependent on the number of troops from the council. Once the troops are filled, a waiting list will be compiled.

At the time of their GSC registration, Scouts will be placed in a Jamboree troop/crew that is closest to where they live. 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 the following:​

  • Monthly troop or crew meetings
  • Attend the all-contingent gathering
  • Attend an overnight training encampment
  • Have all fees paid no later than February 1, 2021

ADULT LEADERSHIP Each GSC Jamboree troop requires an adult Scoutmaster (age 21 ) as well as two additional Assistant Scoutmasters (age 18 ), and a third Assistant Scoutmaster (age 18-21). Garden State Council will do our best to accommodate the position you request; however, the GSC Jamboree committee will make the final decision about position assignments. Adult leadership must meet the national requirements for adults. Interviews by the council's Jamboree Committee will be scheduled.  Only the required number of leaders may attend the Jamboree and when the positions are filled a wait-list will be compiled.

PRICING AND REGISTRATION  The cost for Garden State Council participants is $1850. This fee includes:

  • National Jamboree Registration fee
  • Travel to and from the Jamboree Site
  • Shakedown Weekend
  • Patches and Tee shirts

There is an additional Jamboree fee of $75.00 for those participating in rafting. Your personal expenses may include (but are not limited to) additional uniforms, patches, and spending money.


  • All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. After January 1, 2021, no cancellation unless the reservation is assigned to another participant.
  • For any approved cancellation, fees will be refunded less any credit card fees or non-refundable deposits already paid. Refunds will be issued by check.
  • If you request a credit card refund, an additional processing fee needs to be deducted.
  • Fees may be assigned to another participant.


  • The participant fee is $1,850.00 per youth or leader.
  • Two hundred dollars ($200.00) is required when you make your reservation. Reservations open February 1, 2020.
  • The monthly payment fee is one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) per month.
  • Payment schedule begins on March 1, 2020, and consists of 11 payments ending January 1, 2021.
  • Starting on April 1, 2020, a reservation requires the non-refundable deposit plus the monthly payments needed to bring you current with the schedule.
  • Any outstanding fees are due by February 1, 2021.


  • The Garden State Council uses Doubleknot, a third party vendor to process payments for registration.
    • Doubleknot accepts American Express, Discover, Electronic Checks, MasterCard, Visa, and PayPal.
    • Doubleknot charges a processing fee for all electronic payments. This fee varies by payment method.
    • Garden State Council will not be charging the participants with an electronic payment processing fee.
    • Although the credit card fees are not being added to your registration, these fees are paid to Doubleknot by the Council when each transaction takes place.
    • In the event of a refund, an administrative fee of 5% will be deducted from any refund.
  • There is no monetary refund for any personal items and returns are not accepted for personal ordered items. 
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Payment Schedule

Deposit - $200 Per Registrant At Registration

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 3/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 4/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 5/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 6/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 7/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 8/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 9/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 10/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 11/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 12/1/2020

Payment Due - $150 Per Registrant By 1/1/2021

Balance Due By 2/1/2021


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