National Jamboree

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The National Jamboree will only host 15,000 participants in 2023. So, space will be extremely limited and will be very competitive to secure slots. Therefore, we will begin collecting a “hold deposit” of $500. The “hold deposit” is fully refundable – up to March 31, 2022. This will allow the Aloha Council to determine the demand for slots. In 2021, we secured 120 slots – and we were nearly sold out. We will try diligently to secure as many slots as possible, but I assume it won’t be at previous levels. The “hold deposit” applies to both youth and adults.

The overall cost of the experience is still being determined – but should be around $3800 (subject to change) – full payment will not be due until early/mid 2023. Additionally, we will help scouts fundraise to assist in offsetting the cost.

The Jamboree is open to all qualified youth and adults on a first-come, first-served basis. Adult leaders can apply to be part of the council contingent or as staff at the Jamboree. Contingent leaders will be selected from volunteers that apply for adult leadership roles.


Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree include:

  • All participants must have a current BSA membership.
  • All participants must agree to abide by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • All participants must adhere to the Jamboree Code of Conduct.
  • All participants must have completed at least one long term camping experience prior to the Jamboree.
  • All participants must have completed the 6th grade or will be at least 12 years old (but who has not yet reached their 18th birthday by 8/1/2023) and a first-class Scout by July 1, 2023.
  •  All adult participants must be a registered leader
  • All participants must have a completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician.
  • All participants will be placed in a Jamboree troop.
  • All participants will be a member of a patrol within their unit.



National Jamboree is Scouting's flagship event. It is a one-of-a-kind gathering of approximately 40,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff that showcases everything that is great about the BSA and its members. Typically 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! It is held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on over 40,000 acres in the New River Gorge, the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree and BSA's fourth High Adventure base.

With every Jamboree, the Aloha Council assembles a Jamboree Contingent. The contingent consists of several units, each comprised of youth and adult leaders. Contingents will include male and female ScoutBSA Troops.