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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.

National Jamboree
July 19-28, 2023

The CPC Contingent tour will be July 16 (fly out evening of July 15th) – July 29, 2023

Why National Jamboree

An Epic Event with 40,000 Friends

Participants in the National Jamboree learn that character is created when you achieve more than you thought possible.

Please visit https://jamboree.scouting.org/ for the latest information and FAQs.

Get the latest news & updates on the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. (Pacific)

Event Details


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.

About National Jamboree

Every four years, Cascade Pacific Council puts together a Jamboree Contingent, one of the largest contingents of Scouts to attend the National Jamboree. The Contingent consists of anywhere from 7 to 15 units, comprised each of 36 youth and 4 adult leaders. This year units will include Male Troops, Female Troops, and Venture Crews.

Besides the Jamboree experience itself, there are many costs that are incurred in preparation for the event. These costs include (but may not be limited to):

  • Airfare to and from the east coast
  • Luggage fees
  • Hotel and security
  • Jamboree training, meetings, and other events
  • Jamboree gear, including all troop/crew specific gear (flags, unit numerals, waterbottles, hats, shirts, jackets, backpack, duffle bag, patches)
  • Jamboree event fee
  • Dedicated Scouting professional and support staff to facilitate and assist in a successful Jamboree experience
  • Bus transportation to all tour locations and to and from Jamboree with dedicated bus drivers
  • A tour team to organize and facilitate all touring aspects
  • Troops and Crews will take a 3-day tour of part of America’s history including Washington, DC and other historical locations.

YOUTH PARTICIPANTS The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come, first-served basis.  Qualifications to attend the National Jamboree include:

  • Registered member of a Scout Troop, who has 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. –OR–
  • Registered member of a Venture Crew who will be at least 14 years old (but who has not yet reached their 21st birthday by 8/1/2023).
  • Must live and abide by the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Must abide by the Jamboree Code of Conduct.

At the time of registration, Scouts will be placed in a Jamboree troop/crew that is closest to where you live, unless that troop/crew is full.  If that troop/crew is full the Scout will be placed in the closest available troop/crew.  Each Scout will be a member of a patrol within their unit. Every contingent member will be required to participate in and have the following:

  • Monthly troop or crew meetings
  • A completed National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician
  • Attend the all-contingent gathering
  • Attend an overnight training encampment.
  • Have all fees paid no later than March 1st.



2023 Jamboree with touring is $4125 for participants registered by 10/31/22, and $4340 for participants registered after 10/31/22. On November 1, 2022, National increased the Jamboree event fee by $215. Jamboree fees include everything listed above. Other out-of-pocket expenses may include (but are not limited to) additional uniforms, patches, and spending money.

A non-refundable reservation fee of $250 must accompany the initial registration. Once you click on the registration button, you will be prompted to “choose participant type”. Once you begin your registration process, you will also be prompted to indicate which type of unit you would prefer to be in: Male Troop, Female Troop, or Venture Crew.

We highly suggest that regular payments be made, perhaps $100 per month or even quarterly payments. Full payment must be received no later than March 1, 2023 in order for the participant to attend.  The following is the payment schedule for the 2023 National Jamboree (although more may be paid in advance):

Payment Schedule: 

  • Upon registration: $250 non-refundable deposit per youth
  • 03/01/2022: $825 due and $250 is non-refundable
  • 05/15/2022: $1,625 due and $825 is non-refundable
  • 08/15/2022: $2,425 due and $1625 is non-refundable
  • 11/15/2022: $3,225 due and $2425 is non-refundable
  • 03/01/2023: $4125 ($4340 for registrations after 10/31/22) due and full amount is non-refundable.

If for some reason a participant is unable to attend, a refund may be considered minus the non-refundable amount according to the payment schedule (for example, if you cancel after 3/1/22 $825 will be non-refundable). If for some reason a participant is unable to attend and is able to fill his/her spot with another eligible participant, a full refund minus the initial $250 deposit will be approved.

Jamboree National Application
Participants will need to compete the National application for Jamboree after they have registered with the Council contingent. This can be found here: https://jamboree.scouting.org/. The National application cannot be approved until the amount in the payment schedule (above) has been met according to date.


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