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Bay Area CouncilNATIONAL JAMBOREE 2023

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National Jamboree - 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. 

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.


- National Jamboree
- Graceland/Dollywood trip
- Whitewater rafting

DATES: Bay Area Council Contingent, July 15-30, 2023

LOCATION: Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, 2550 Jack Furst Dr, Glen Jean, WV 25846

AGE MINIMUM: Scouts must be 12 years old on the opening day and (preferred) First Class on July 21, 2021.


JAMBOREE WEBSITE: For the latest information, visit the Summit website.




You don’t want to miss out on the 2023 National Jamboree, July 19-28, at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

What’s a jamboree? National Jamborees only happen once every four years and they are Scouting’s largest gathering of youth leaders. It’s 10 days filled with adventure, fun and fellowship where Scouts will make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Over the years, many Scouts and Scouters point to jamboree as one of those ‘mountain-top experiences’ that helped shape the leaders they became. For most, a jamboree is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps move our Scouts to become the very best versions of themselves.

Please don’t miss this unique opportunity! Join us for the 2023 National Jamboree! Visit today for more information and to register.


Bay Area Council details

2023 Jamboree Dates (including travel): July 15-30, 2023

Youth Fees: $3,000

Adult Fees: $2,800


Payment Schedule

$800 by July 20, 2022
$600 by Sept 15, 2022
$600 by Dec 15, 2022
$600 by Feb 15, 2023
$400 by March 15, 2023

Payments can be made by eCheck/ACH by emailing our Accountant Diandra Ongso at, or by check or money order:

Send to:
Bay Area Council, BSA
Attn: Diandra Ongso
3020 53rd Street, Galveston, TX 77551


Who can attend?

YOUTH who are currently registered and in good standing with the Bay Area Council. Youth must be at least 12 years old on or before July 19, 2023.

ADULTS who are currently registered and in good standing with the Bay Area Council.


How do you register?

YOUTH can register on the 2023 National Jamboree site (link above). The Bay Area Council must still approve all youth registrations.

ADULTS need to ‘pre-register’ directly with the Bay Area Council. Click HERE to complete the Adult Interest Form. The Jamboree Contingent Leadership will set a time to follow up with every interested adult. Every adult attending Jamboree will have a specific role and duties. There are no general chaperones for this event. Further registration instructions will be given if approved.


Bay Area Council Contingent Leader: Rick Hamlin 713 924-7155 or

Bay Area Council Contingent Staff Advisor: Kelly Meacham 409 744-5206 or



Florida Sea Base

The FLORIDA NATIONAL HIGH ADVENTURE SEA BASE, located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the Florida Keys, is a unique Scouting program that offers an aquatics-based learning experience. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all of these, this is the place for your troop or crew.


Northern Tier

Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. Eagles soaring overhead, walleye swimming in the depths of pristine lakes, meeting a moose on the portage trail - Northern Tier High Adventure Program is the ONLY outfitter in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada charged by the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting program to Scouts and Leaders adventuring into North America’s Canoe Country. Some of the best weather, snow conditions, facilities, and terrain for cold weather camping in North America are offered through the OKPIK Adventure program in Ely, Minn. OKPIK provides a highly-trained staff to help you learn cold weather camping skills such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, clothing and sleeping systems, snow shelter building, animal tracking, cold weather cooking, and ice fishing. Visit NORTHERN TIER.



Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today’s Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s oldest national high-adventure base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. The area surrounding the ranch is rich with history, from the Native Americans who made this arid land their home to the land barons of the 19th century. The town of Cimarron boasts a number of historical buildings, including the St. James Hotel—site of at least 26 killings during Cimarron’s wilder days. Visit PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH.


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