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2023NationalJamboree
Date
Registration Begins
3/18/2022 1:00 PM
Last Day To Register
5/1/2023 9:00 PM
Location
991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109, US
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National Jamboree 2023 – Forward!!

July 19-28, 2023

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!

History of the National Jamboree

The First Boy Scouts of America national jamboree was scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., in 1935 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting in America. Unfortunately, the jamboree was canceled because of a polio outbreak in Washington. When the first jamboree was finally held in 1937, Dan Beard lit the opening campfire using flint and steel. Scouts from all 48 states brought the wood that was used in the campfire. There were 27,232 Scouts camped on the National Mall under the Washington Monument. Since that time, an additional 18 national jamborees have been held, the last in 2017.

The SUMMIT Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

In 2009, the BSA purchased 10,600 acres of property adjacent to West Virginia’s New River Gorge National River area in order to create the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. The Summit hast hosted the past two National Jamboree’s and was the site of the 2019 World Jamboree.  The Summit will be the site for action, adventure, and an opportunity for scouts from all over the world to gather in 2023.

Participant Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a currently registered member of a Scouts BSA Troop.
  • While not required, it is suggested that Scouts attain the rank of First Class to get the most from this experience
  • Beat at least age 12 by the first day of the Jamboree – registered scouts 18-21 may also participate in this Jamboree as participants or leaders.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and the local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.

Jamboree Cost

The current estimated Jamboree contingent member cost is $2,100.  This cost includes the fee for the Jamboree, travel to/from, patches and uniform items, and a Jamboree duffel bag.  The Council Jamboree committee does their best to deliver value when planning for the Jamboree, however, there are costs that are beyond our control.  For example, a transportation contract cannot be signed until we get closer to the travel dates.  Costs may also be affected if the Jamboree contingent is less than full.

The suggested payment schedule for this trip is outlined below.  It is important that this schedule be followed so that the Council can meet is financial commitments related to this trip.  Jamboree scholarships are available, and the amount awarded will based on family need.  You may apply for a scholarship during the online registration process outlined below.  Scholarship applications are due by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Payment Schedule

Payment 1 – Due October 31, 2022............................... $500

Payment 2 – Due December 15, 2022.................... $600

Payment 3 – Due February 5, 2023....................... $600

Payment 4 – Due April 15, 2023.............................. $400

Total Due......................................................... $2,100

 

Refunds

Planning the Jamboree experience is a very detailed process.  Payments for the Jamboree, transportation, and related costs are made months before the actual trip and are often non-refundable.  If for some reason you find that you are no longer able to attend the Jamboree, notice must be made in writing to the Council Service Center.  Fees you have paid will not be refunded unless we find a replacement.  It is not your responsibility to find a replacement and spaces cannot be transferred or promised to others.  We will use our established waiting list to find a replacement if one exists.  Deposits are non-refundable under any circumstances with the exception of those placed on the waiting list for whom Jamboree space cannot be secured.  We appreciate your understanding.

Jamboree Unit Meetings

Once formed, our Jamboree units will schedule meetings to plan for various aspects of the Jamboree and to keep Scouts and parents informed.  Attendance at these meetings is highly encouraged.

Jamboree Code of Conduct

Both a 2023 Jamboree and Minsi Trails Council Code of Conduct will be provided outlining participant expectations and requirements.  Above all else, the Scout Oath and Law will guide Jamboree participation.  Failure to follow rules outlined in each Code of Conduct may result in a participant being dismissed from the Jamboree contingent and the event at their own expense under parent/guardian supervision.  Dismissal is not grounds for a refund.

Minsi Trails Council National Jamboree Contingent

Our Council is sending one full Scouts BSA Boy Troop consisting of 36 scouts and 4 adult leaders and 2 Scouts BSA Girl Patrols consisting of 16 scouts and 4 adult leaders.  For more information and registration instructions please download the Council Contingent Application form 

 

Questions – Bill Folk or Brian Dungan  

 

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Cancellation Policy
This registration is considered final. Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds Planning the Jamboree experience is a very detailed process. Payments for the Jamboree, transportation, and related costs are made months before the actual trip and are often non-refundable. If for some reason you find that you are no longer able to attend the Jamboree, notice must be made in writing to the Council Service Center. Fees you have paid will not be refunded unless we find a replacement. It is not your responsibility to find a replacement and spaces cannot be transferred or promised to others. We will use our established waiting list to find a replacement if one exists. Deposits are non-refundable under any circumstances with the exception of those placed on the waiting list for whom Jamboree space cannot be secured. We appreciate your understanding.

 

 

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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday  – Friday)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
10 AM - 5 PM  (Monday-Friday)
10 AM - 2 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624