Jamboree 2017

Would you like to attend the biggest Scouting event in the country?

Here's how to do it!!

The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 to July 28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia!

Scout Participant Qualifications

  • Scouts and team members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity Scout team.
  • MUST be at least a First Class Scout.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree or an 11 year old that has graduated the 6th grade, but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Venturing Participant Qualifications

  • Crew members MUST have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

The Baden-Powell Council will send one Troop and at least one Venture Crew to the Jamboree.  Cost is $1630 for youth and $1200 for adults.  This includes all of your Jamboree fees, your meals on the road, Jamboree uniform supplies,  round trip transportation, an overnight stay at Hershey Park, and your park admission!  

Are you interested?  Submit your application at http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/participantsALSO please click here to fill out the Baden-Powell Council Application to Attend and mail it to the address listed below:

2017 National Jamboree

Baden-Powell Council, BSA

2150 NYS Route 12

Binghamton, NY 13901

Once both of your applications are received, you will begin to get updates on the Jamboree!  It's that easy!  Sign Up Today.  Contact the Council Camping Department at 607-648-7888 with any questions.

If you would like to be considered as a Jamboree Leader, here are the qualifications you must meet:

Scoutmaster Qualifications

All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, and Third Scoutmasters MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership with a Boy Scout troop or Varsity team.
  • Scoutmasters and First Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Second Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but not yet 21 years of age by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST be currently serving as a Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Coach.
  • First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any adult troop or team leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST have completed Scoutmaster or Varsity Scout Couch leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Meet the medical and BMI requirements of the Jamboree.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Venturing Advisor Qualifications

Venturing Advisors MUST meet the following requirements:

  • MUST have a current BSA membership with a Venturing crew.
  • Be actively serving as a Crew Advisor or Associate Advisor.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Completed Venturing Leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Meet the medical and BMI requirements of the Jamboree.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • Filed a BSA Health & Medical Record with their council within one year of attending the Jamboree.  (The local council will provide specifics closer to the Jamboree.)
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Are you interested in being a contingent leader?  Click here to download the Baden-Powell Council Leader Application, complete it, and mail it to the address listed below:

2017 National Jamboree

Baden-Powell Council, BSA

2150 NYS Route 12

Binghamton, NY 13901

Once all applications are received, you will be asked to set up an interview for the Leader positions available!  When you are selected to serve as a leader, you will be advised to register on the Summit site.