National Jamboree 2023

What’s a Jamboree? It’s not camp. National Jamboree is 360-degrees of fun, friends and fellowship with hands-on adventure that takes you places you never thought you’d go and challenge you to try things you never thought you could.

The next National Jamboree will will bring together more than 15,000 Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Explorers, and Adults from Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 28, 2023, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Activities at Jamboree

10 days of fun! Jamboree offers world-class adventure! Ziplines, mountain biking, skateboarding, climbing, rappelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, aquatics obstacle course, fishing, rifle, shotgun, archery, stadium shows, special VIP guests, amazing displays and activities, merit badges, patch trading, basecamp life, amazing trading post, and lots of scouting fun with 19,000 of your newest friends! Whitewater rafting excursions are available at extra cost.

How To Attend National Jamboree

Step 1: National Registration


Start on the National Jamboree website and register your interest to attend as either a participant (youth or adult) or Jamboree Service Team staff (adult).

For staff, your registration will continue through the National site. For participants, no money is collected in Step 1. Make a note of your registration ID and continue to Step 2!

Step 2: Contingent Registration

Garden State Council's Participant Contingent
All participants must register with a Council Contingent.

Garden State Council is planning a contingent of 2 Scouts BSA Troops (4 Adult leaders, 36 youth) and 1 Venturing Crew (2 Adult leaders, 8 youth).

To attend Jamboree as a participant (youth or adult), you must go through the Council contingent.

Step 3: Attend the Shakedown

Required for Council Contingent Participants

Shakedown is a weekend spent camping with our new contingent units, where we get a chance to operate as an emerging team - it is effectively a "dress rehearsal" for Jamboree. At the Shakedown, we'll set up camp like we will at Jamboree Base Camp; we'll plan, cook, and eat our meals together; enjoy team building activities, and have fun as we get ready to spend 10 days together at National Jamboree!

Step 4: Complete Your Payments

Garden State Council's Participant Contingent

For participants, the cost is $2000 if you register and start your payment plan by Oct. 31. On Nov. 1 the cost increases to $2,215. We offer a payment plan option if desired. If needed, there is a scholarship program available at Jamboree.Scouting.org/Participants/Scholarships.

Included in the council registration fee:

  • National Jamboree participant fee
  • Transportation to and from Jamboree via motor coach (from Council Service Center)
  • 1 transit meal in each direction (to/from)
  • 1 new field uniform (“Class A”) shirt with all unit and position-specific patches for contingent unit
  • Uniform name tag
  • 2 Council commemorative activity shirts
  • 1 Council commemorative sun hat
  • Trading Patch Set
  • Shakedown campout (includes food)
  • Payment Plan

    Through the Council's online event registration portal, a $400 deposit will hold your spot in the Council's contingent. The system is set up for monthly payments of $200. Later registrations will require a different payment plan.

    Step 5: Embark on Your Adventure!

    Suit up in your Contingent-specific uniform
    All aboard for 10 days of fun and adventure! Don't forget to review the Council Contingent FAQ for answers to most of your preparation and attendance questions!

    National Jamboree Resources