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2023 National Jamboree

July 19-28, 2023

 

 Narragansett Council 2023 National Jamboree Webinar

What is the National Jamboree?

Scouting’s flagship event is one-of-a-kind. It’s a gathering of tens of thousands of Scouts, leaders, and Jamboree Service Team members that showcases everything that is great about the Boy Scouts of America. Over the course of 10 summer days, once every four years, the Boy Scouts of America gathers together at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Scouts and Scouters who attend will explore all kinds of adventures—stadium shows, pioneer village, Mount Jack hikes, adventure sports 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. 

This can be 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.

The BSA National Jamboree is held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.

About the Summit: Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is a training, Scouting, and adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America and anyone who loves the outdoors. The Summit Bechtel Reserve is also home to the National Scout Jamboree and the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base which complements the three existing bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base. For more info about the Summit, visit summitbsa.org

Participant Qualifications

In addition to registering through the Narragansett Council website, participants must also register on the National BSA site https://jamboree.scouting.org/

What are the qualifications for a Youth Participant?

  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian of any applicant currently 17 years of age or younger during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

What are the qualifications for a Young Adult Program Participant (ages 18-20)?

  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • MUST be housed as an adult due to chronological age, while allowed to participate in program consistent with a youth participant.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

What are the qualifications for an Adult Leader Participant?

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, Third Assistant Scoutmasters, Unit Care Provider, and Adult Chaperones MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership in a local council unit.
  • All leaders regardless of assigned position MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster, First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any unit leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST have completed appropriate leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST be current with Youth Protection Training.
  • All adults must register online through the Jamboree registration system as a “Leader”. The council will designate specific leadership or chaperone positions at the time the Jamboree units are assigned.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • The Unit Care Provider must be one of the Unit Leaders (SM or ASM) and is required to hold either current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certificates or a current healthcare license (MD, DO, APRN, RN, PA, Paramedic, EMT). This unit leader’s responsibilities include providing for the safety and well-being of each unit member by a) reviewing their AHMR and maintaining a binder/file containing all of the Unit’s AHMRs, b) maintaining the Unit First Aid Kit and providing first aid treatment within the unit and c) overseeing administration of required medications.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule. 

 

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Expected Itinerary

  • Monday, July 17 Depart from the Warwick Scout Shop to Washington D.C.
    • Enjoy dinner and evening tour of the monuments
  • Tuesday, July 18 Depart from Washington D.C. to Beckley, WV
    • Enjoy the Jamboree Fellowship Dinner
  • Wednesday, July 19 Depart from Beckley, WV to the National Jamboree
    • National Jamboree July 19-28
  • Friday, July 28 Depart from the National Jamboree to the Warwick Scout Shop

*Subject to change

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How old do you need to be to be a Jamboree participant?

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

My Scout has turned 18 since the last Jamboree. Due to the 2021 Jamboree getting cancelled he/she/they did not get to attend. Can he/she/they sign up as a participant?

Yes! There is an accommodation for young adult participation up to 21 years of age to attend.

Will financial assistance be available?

While Scouts are encouraged to fundraise as much as they reasonably can, some Scouts will need additional financial support to cover Jamboree costs. We are working on details for financial assistance and will publish those details soon.

How will Scouts BSA female groups be camped during the Jamboree in correlation to their Scouts BSA male counterparts?

Scouts BSA units will be camped in areas based on gender specified portables (showers/restrooms).  Camp areas will be separated by barriers such as roads or swells so that campsites are defined.  Council contingents (multiple units/partial units) can travel to the jamboree together as long as BSA policy is followed.

What happens if I register and find out I will no longer be able to attend?

If you sign-up for the Jamboree and then find that you cannot attend, you will receive a refund from Narragansett Council ONLY if there is a full contingent. In the event that there is not a full contingent, a partial refund may be made. This includes fees you have paid to date, less any expenses related to contractual agreements made on your behalf at the time you decide not to attend and notify the Council in writing.

 

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

223 Scituate Avenue
Cranston, RI 02921

Phone/Fax:401.351.8700
info@narragansettbsa.org

WEST BAY SCOUT SHOP

1276 Bald Hill Road, Unit 160
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone:401.821.7005
 

CAMP YAWGOOG 

 

61 Camp Yawgoog Rd
Rockville, RI 02873

 

campyawgoog@scouting.org