FAQs from National Jamboree 2023

What are the Dates of the 2023 National Jamboree

July 19-23, 2023 - this is 10 days long from Wednesday through Friday.

When can I register for the 2023 National Jamboree?

Registration will open MARCH 9th!

Step 1: Seneca Waterways Council Registration

The SWC registration site for all attendees will launch on March 9th.

The registration link will be located on the website at https://scoutingevent.com/397-2023Jambo

Step 2: National Registration

The National registration site for all attendees will launch on March 9th.

The registration link will be located on the website at https://jamboree.scouting.org

When do I arrive/depart?

Unit arrivals are on July 19th with departure on July 28th.

JST (staff) will arrive at the appointed time the lead for the area they are working on assigns to them.

Can JST (staff) come for part of the time?

Yes. There are three sessions to choose from for JST only.

  • Session 1 (July 17-23, 2023)
  • Session 2 (July 24-29, 2023)
  • Session 3 (July 16-29, 2023)

For more information regarding the Jamboree Service Team (JST), use the link button below:

Jamboree Service Team Info...

Can participants or leaders come for part of the time?

No. Contingents (units) can only register for the full duration of the Jamboree.

What are the JST (staff) registration fees?

JST Applicants 34 years of age and older:

  • Session 1 (July 17-23, 2023) - $700
  • Session 2 (July 24-29, 2023) - $700
  • Session 3 (July 16-29, 2023) - $1200

JST Applicants 16-33 years of age:

  • Session 1 YAJ (July 17-23, 2023) - $400
  • Session 2 YAJ (July 24-29, 2023) - $400
  • Session 3 YAJ (July 16-29, 2023) - $675

For more information regarding the Jamboree Service Team (JST), use the link button below:

Jamboree Service Team Info...

How much do I have to pay at the time of registration?

JST (staff) are required to submit a $100 deposit at the time they register, plus a one-time $20 electronic processing fee.

Seneca Waterways Council participants and Leaders will submit all required fees directly to their local council. A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at registration.  See the payment scheduled outlined on our details page.

What is the participant (youth and leader) fees?

The cost to be a participant with the Seneca Waterways Council contingent to the National Scout Jamboree is $2375.00. See the details for more details and the payment schedule.

When are Contingent fees due to be paid to National?

Seneca Waterways Council will submit the fees to national on behalf of each participant and leader on the required dates:

  • 1st Payment $485 in July 2022.
  • 2nd Payment $500 in December 2022.
  • 3rd Payment $300 in March 2023

Participants and Adult Leaders will pay to Seneca Waterways Council the fees based on the payment schedule and requirements that are listed on our details page.

How old do you have to be to serve as a JST member?

Minimum of 16 years of age on or before the first day of the Jamboree.

For more information regarding the Jamboree Service Team (JST), use the link button below:

Jamboree Service Team Info...

How old do you have to be to attend the Jamboree as a 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 for 2023 as a participant?

Yes. There is an accommodation for young adult participation up to 21 years of age to attend within a Council Contingent or JST.

I applied and was approved to attend the 2021 Jamboree. Do I need to re-register for the 2023 Jamboree?

Yes. The 2021 Jamboree was effectively cancelled, and all paid fees were refunded. Therefore, there is nothing to carry over from 2021 Jamboree to 2023 Jamboree. Everyone must go online to https://jamboree.scouting.org/ and submit a new application specific to the 2023 Jamboree.

What is provided to each participant attending the Jamboree?

There is a lot that is provided/covered in the fee paid by SWC 2023 participants and adult leaders.  Please see the list of items listed on the details page.

What is the size of the cot?

Cots are 76.75” L x 33.25”W x 18.25H

Is rafting included in the SWC jamboree fee?

No. This is a cost activity that will be lower than public rates and more information will be sent this Spring regarding rafting reservation options.

My Scout has a dietary restriction; what provisions will be made to account for this?

Food restrictions such as Kosher, Halal, Celiac and Nut allergies will be honored. In addition, there are many Gluten free and vegetarian choices in our menu's. The information included in our menu documents address ingredients and notifications to assist all Jamboree participants in avoiding items that may cause allergic reactions or discomfort. Note the Menus and ingredients will be included in contingent menu information. You may also opt to bring additional shelf stable supplements.

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.

For partial units they will be grouped with other like units prior to the jamboree to insure minimum BSA requirements/policies are met.

Ex. a Scouts BSA female group of 2 adults and 8 youth can travel to and from the jamboree with Scouts BSA male counterparts but when they arrive at Jamboree they will be camping in separate units.

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