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July 19-28, 2023


Jamboree is more than a destination. It’s the adventure of lifetime. And there is simply nothing else like it on the planet.

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.

It's the beginning of your own heroes? journey that will challenge you to go farther than you ever thought possible. You'll reach deeper and lift yourself higher to become the best version of yourself.


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The most exciting Jamboree ever!

Scouting’s PREMIER High Adventure experience! The experience of a lifetime including:  whitewater rafting, rock climbing, bouldering, rappelling, zip lines, mountain biking, canopy tours, shooting sports, dragon boats, paddle boats, COPE courses, BMX racing, Pioneering, canoe slalom, kayaking and more. In addition to all of the things you’ve grown to love about the Jamboree, there is patch trading, SCUBA, arena shows, Technology Quest, and over 30,000 of your closest friends.

Golden Empire Council will be coordinating a total of 72 Scouts (36 boys/36 girls) and 8 Adult Leaders (4 men/4 women) to attend the 2023 Jamboree. Our contingent will have the added pleasure of 3 extra days and nights exploring the Washington DC area in addition to the Jamboree!

  • When: The 2023 National Jamboree is July 19 – 28, 2023
  • Where: Summit Bechtel Reserve, New Hope, West Virginia
  • Cost: $3,975 (Includes airfare, transportation and Jamboree)


  • Scouts BSA / Crew Members: At least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree, and may not reach their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.


  • Deposit:  $400, will be due upon signing up to reserve your spot.
  • Payments:  $400, due each month from June 2022 - Feb, 2023.
  • Payment info: You may payoff your total amount at any time. All reservations are transferable but not refundable. If capacity is exceeded that council will maintain a wait list to help with those needing to transfer their reservations due to unforeseen issues. 
Camperships may become available. More information will be posted as it develpes. The amount of the campership will not exceed 50% of the total cost of the NCAC Contingent Jamboree fee of $1725. 


Are you interested in joining the Golden Empire Jamboree Team?

Follow this easy 3 step process.


1) Register here with national  
2) Register here with gec council
3) Make a payment (Can be done from registration page)

important tips before you apply

  • PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing an issue in the registration system that is preventing BSA member numbers from being recognized, and is only presenting International attendee options. We expect the issue to be resolved by end of day Tuesday, July 14th. Please wait and come back on Wednesday, July 15th to complete your Jamboree application. Thank you for your patience.

  • To review the BSA Privacy Policy please click HERE.
  • Attention JST applicants: We are aware that the balance due reflected on some JST records is not giving credit for the submitted deposit, making the remaining balance due appear more than it should be. Our team is working to correct the issue. The registration fees for JST have not changed. This will be corrected as soon as possible. When making subsequent payments, you can edit the amount you are paying to correctly reflect your intentions. We thank you in advance for your patience.
  • All applicants must have a current BSA membership.
  • All applicants must have their own My.Scouting accounts, regardless of age. You must not add a youth?s BSA member ID to the parent?s My.Scouting account.
  • If the applicant does not have a My.Scouting account, use the ?Create Account? button below to create an account first.
  • The username and password to the applicant?s My.Scouting account will be needed to access the Jamboree application.
  • The BSA member number must be linked in the profile of the applicant?s My.Scouting account.
  • The Jamboree application is populated from the data in the My.Scouting account. Make sure your information is correct in My.Scouting before you begin the Jamboree application! The functionality to update profile information only exists in My.Scouting, not in the Jamboree application.
  • Attention International applicants: Verification of membership and good standing by your National Scout Organization is required. Please be aware that there may be a delay of 60 or more days before your application may move into the placement phase.

































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