National Jamboree

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National Scout Jamboree

July 19-28, 2023

Live Scouting’s Adventure

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. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America comes together. The result is the National Scout Jamboree. To keep up with the latest information, visit the Summit Jamboree website.

Scouts and Scouters will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Garden Ground hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more—in the heart of one of nature’s greatest playgrounds. With 10,000 acres at the Summit to explore, there’s no shortage of opportunities to build Scouting memories. The jamboree is the best of Scouting rolled into 10 days of fun, friends, and adventure. You won’t want to miss out on this incredible Scouting experience.

Jamboree Overview Video

Jamboree Through The Years Video

Updated: 2/18/2022

Pony Express Council Contingent Info: The Pony Express Council will have a contingent of ten (10) Scouts and Scouters attending the Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The contingent can be any number of youth and adults totaling ten. Adults will serve as the Contingent leadership to be approved by the Council.

This will be a first come first serve sign-up registration. In order to have a Council contingent we must have All 10 spots/Scouts & Scouters confirmed with the minimum payment deposit of $500 for each of the ten spots paid to the Pony Express Council by July 1, 2022. Once all 10 spots are confirmed and paid with the minimum payment of $500 per spot by July 1, we will meet as a group to develop the travel plans and other details. If the 10 spots are not filled by July 1, refunds will be made to participants.

Date: The Jamboree dates are July 19 – 28. The Council contingent would plan to leave on July 18 and return home on July 28 or 29. Travel to and from the event will be planned once the group is filled.

Cost: The entrance fee into the Jamboree is $1,285 for youth and adults. All fees are paid to the Pony Express Council first. There will be additional fees to cover travel costs, travel meals, lodging to and from the Jamboree site. These additional costs could be an additional $300 to $400 dollars per person. Once we have our group of 10 secured we will build out the travel, lodging, and meal costs as well as any other costs.

The second payment of $500 per person is due by December 1, 2022. The third payment of $300 is due by March 1, 2023. Additional costs beyond the payment schedule for travel and lodging will be due before the Scout or Scouter departs St. Joseph.

Minimum Age Requirement: Minimum of 12 years of age on or before the first day of the Jamboree.

Registration: Registration for participants will be open on March 9th. Visit the website to register and learn more at All registration fees are paid to the local council.

What is provided to each participant attending? Onsite Jamboree program, Food, Cot, Troop Dining Fly, Tables, Propane, Stoves, Troop Cook Kits, Participant recognition package ( ex. 2 uniform patches, neckerchief)

What is the Council responsible for providing? A minimum of 2 BSA members 21 years or older for a contingent of 10. One leader must be Wilderness First Aid trained. These adults will be interviewed and approved to serve as the Contingent leaders. Each unit must have a First Aid Kit (details on this to come). Each Scout will be required to bring their own tentage. This is not provided by the Jamboree, 2 people per tent following the BSA Guide to Safe Scouting tenting rules for age and gender.

Dietary requirements: The Jamboree staff and team will honor religious restrictions such as Kosher, Halal as well as Celiac and Nut allergies. Gluten Free and vegetarian choices are not included however the Jamboree menus will address ingredients and notifications guiding those participants choosing to avoid certain food items.

Important to Know for adults who would like to attend on the Council Contingent: Adult registered BSA leaders who would like to attend in an adult leadership role will be serving as the contingent Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster(s) and will need to complete an Adult Interest Form first. Once this form is submitted to the Council, an interview process will occur for all adult leadership before the on-line registration will be approve.

Additional Questions: contact Jamboree Staff Advisor Justin Duncan at the Scout office, 816-233-1351 or

We do offer an ACH payment plan for those who are interested.

World Scout Jamboree

The 25th World Scout Jamboree will be held in South Korea in 2023.

Participation is open to eligible youth (ages 14-17), unit leaders (18 and older), and International Service Team members (IST, aka Staff, 18 and older).