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2023 National Scout Jamboree and Great Smokies Adventure Tour

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National Scout Jamboree Youth Registration and Application Process

Scouts and Venturers from across the Michigan Crossroads Council register for the Jamboree as individuals. In September 2022, Scouts and Venturers will be allocated to troops and crews based on the Scout’s and Venturer’s geographic location. This allows Scouts and Venturers from the same troop or crew and neighboring troops and crews to come together to form contingent troops and crews. Contingent troops and crews consist of 40 participants, 36 youth and four adult leaders. 

Registering for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree is a two-step process. You register with the Michigan Crossroads Council website to pay your Jamboree fees. You apply to the National Scout Jamboree website to attend the Jamboree. Your application/registration process is not complete until you register on the MCC website submit and your application on the National website.

Scout Participant Qualifications

  • MUST have a current BSA membership with a Scouts BSA troop.
  • MUST be at least a First Class Scout by the first day of the Jamboree (July 19, 2023).
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree (July 19, 2023) and has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree (July 28, 2023).
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record parts A, B, and C with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (MCC will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the MCC’s payment schedule.

Venturer Participant Qualifications

  • Crew members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Has not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree (July 28, 2023).
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record parts A, B, and C with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (MCC will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the MCC’s payment schedule.

Step 1:  Youth attending the Jamboree with the Michigan Crossroads Council register on the MCC website and make their Jamboree payments through the same website . For youth Jamboree registrations, be sure to use youth registrant’s BSA Member ID, not a parent’s or guardian’s BSA Member ID number.

All participant payments are non-refundable but can be transferred to another non-registered participant who replaces a cancelling participant. Additionally, application requires that the Scouts and Venturers abide by the specific policies of the Jamboree and failure of any participant to adhere to those policies will serve as grounds to have their participation revoked (with no refund).

The MCC participant fee is $2,600 per person. The participant fee includes: 

  • National Jamboree fee
  • Two (2) training weekend campouts with the MCC Jamboree units before the Jamboree
  • Stuff We All Get (proposed SWAG includes duffel bag, daypack, tee shirts, patches, etc.)
  • Transportation to/from Jamboree on touring buses
  • Meals to/from Jamboree
  • Lodging while traveling to the Jamboree
  • Michigan Crossroads Council Pre-Jamboree Great Smokies Adventure Tour (proposed adventure includes whitewater rafting, zip lines, climbing walls, and an evening BBQ)
  • Participants are responsible for their uniforms (two complete field/class A uniforms), personal gear (e.g., mess kit and sleeping bag), spending money, and trading patches
  • All Troop/Crew gear such as tents, cots, stoves, troop pots/pans, tables, etc. will be provided by the Summit. Subject to change.

The payment schedule for the Jamboree is:

Payment Description Payment  
MCC Registration $350 Non-refundable registration
Second Payment due March 31, 2022 $450 Non-refundable payment
Third Payment due June 30, 2022 $450 Non-refundable payment
Fourth Payment due September 30, 2022 $450 Non-refundable payment
Fifth Payment due December 31, 2022 $450 Non-refundable payment
Sixth (Final) Payment due March 31, 2023 $450 Non-refundable payment

Scholarship/Campership Applications:

Scholarship/campership application process will be published in early 2022.  It is anticipated that scholarships/camperships will be less than 10% of the 2023 NSJ fee.  In addition any scholarship/campership awards will be applied to the last fee payment.  Scholarship/campership funds cannot be used for the registration fee or any payment interim payments.

Step 2: Apply to attend the Jamboree on the National Scout Jamboree website, https://jamboree.scouting.org/  when the site is up and taking applications. All interested youth and adult applicants can apply to attend the Jamboree. Youth apply as “participants” (troop/crew members). Adults apply as volunteer staff members. Applicants follow the instructions posted on the National website. For youth Jamboree applicants, be sure to use youth applicant’s BSA Member ID, not a parent’s or guardian’s BSA Member ID number.

 

When & Where
2023 National Scout Jamboree and Great Smokies Adventure Tour
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Monday 07-17-2023 12:00 AM ET to
Friday 07-28-2023 11:59 PM ET
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