2023 National Jamboree

2023 National Jamboree

The National Jamboree (NSJ) is coming in 2023!  This once in a lifetime opportunity for Scouts happens every four years.  Chief Seattle Council is hosting a contingent for this great event that will take place from July 16th – July 28th.  Units will include Male Troops, Female Troops, and Venture Crews. The Jamboree is open to all who are qualified on a first-come, first-served basis, which includes:

Total fees for National Jamboree and Touring $3975

Payment Schedule: 
$250 non-refundable per youth at time of registration 
$825 non-refundable by 03/01/2022 
$1,625 non-refundable by 05/01/2022
$2,425 non-refundable by 08/01/2022 
$3,225 non-refundable by 11/01/2022 
$3975 non-refundable by 02/01/2023
 
IMPORTANT FEE ANNOUNCEMENT
Effective November 1, 2022 National BSA is raising the price of National Jamboree for new registrants by $215 to $1,500.
Those registered prior to November 1 pay the original fees

The Chief Seattle Contingent Tour will include US Capitol, Smithsonian Complex, Evening tour of Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, International Spy Museum, 3 nights in a DC area hotel as well as other sites in Washington DC. We will have a dedicated bus and professional tour guides.  All meals are included in DC and at the Jamboree.

The fees include a limited Jamboree swag package which will include at least a duffle bag, patches, neckerchief, hat, and NSJ unit numerals.  The troop’s ‘shakedown’ overnight costs are included in the fee.

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

Adult Participants:  The Council is currently accepting applications for assistant scoutmasters for our Jamboree Troop. Each troop has one Scoutmaster and three assistants.  Each ASM will be assigned a primary area of responsibility for preparation and execution of the contingent.  Dwight Thompson has been selected as our Council NSJ Troop Scoutmaster and will be interviewing all interested Scouters until all positions are full.  If a Scouter is not selected for troop staff, there are also positions of NSJ Service Team (Staff) which may be applied for through the national site.

Each contingent Scouter will be required to participate in and have the following:

  • Recruitment activities throughout the Chief Seattle Council
  • Monthly troop or crew meetings
  • A National Jamboree Medical form signed by a licensed physician completed no earlier than August 1, 2022
  • Attend any all-contingent gatherings
  • Attend an overnight training encampment.
  • Monthly or Bi-monthly Adult Leader and PLC meetings
  • Complete tasks associated with the responsibilities assigned
  • Must abide by the Jamboree Code of Conduct.
  • Have all fees paid no later than March 1st, 2023

Applicants will need to register at both sitesPayment is only accepted and required at the Council registration site.  Each participant will need to have their own email address.  Youth may not use their parent’s email as there are unique NSJ applications that required unique emails for parents and Scouts.  The National Scouting BSA website requires a unique email address for each Scouting member.  This email is tied to the Scout or Scouter’s BSA ID number.

Please direct questions about the NSJ and the Chief Seattle contingent to our NSJ Scoutmaster Dwight Thompson.  He can be reached at 206-399-9477 or at his email— dthompson@reswa.org.  If you need promotional materials, he will be able to provide these to you.