National Jamboree

July 19-28, 2023

$2200 – Includes Transportation

The National Jamboree is the most awesome event a Scout, Sea Scout or Venturer could attend. It’s everything you can do in Scouting–and more–in one spot just for you . . . and about 40,000 of your friends from around the country and around the world! It’s 10 days of adventure and excitement that you don’t want to miss!!

The National Jamboree happens only once every 4 years, chances are scouts may have only one opportunity to attend a National Scout Jamboree.

Here’s how you can lock-in your spot for this unique scouting adventure. The Greater Tampa Bay Council is putting together 4 units of approximately 120 total youth. Spots are limited, so we highly encourage you to confirm your spot as soon as possible.

Youth Registrations

Since this is a National Event, Registration is in 2 parts – local and National:

  1. Register here to be a part of the council contingent.
  2. Register for the event with National
    1. Every participant must have a my.scouting.org account.  This includes youth participants.  Parents cannot use their personal my.scouting.org account to register their children.  If needed – go to my.scouting.org to create their account.
    2. If you need your BSA ID number, please ask your unit leader or committee chair.
    3. Then register with National at: https://events.scouting.org/form/B5925B571FB44195/
    4. Parents will be emailed a link to digitally sign waivers.  The application is not complete until these are done.
  3. Our council will review the application and place them into a Jamboree Troop.  You will recieve a notification when you application is accepted.

Adult Registrations

The National Jamboree is a capstone experience for our Youth.  This year is the first year that Adult Chaperones are allowed to attend in addition to the Adult Leaders will be allowed to attend.  To become an adult leader, please complete the application on the link below.  If you are accepted then you will complete the same process as a Youth Registration.  Please note that chaperones must agree to the same requirements as leaders and attend all advance sessions and preparation weekend.

Jamboree Adult Leader Application

Payment Deadlines:

$100 will hold your place on Greater Tampa Bay Area Council’s 2022 National Jamboree contingent.  The price for the 2023 National Jamboree is $2200* for the event, which includes transportation.  The payment schedule will be as follows:

  • $100 Deposit
  • $600 Payment due by 7/1/2022
  • $600 Payment due by 9/15/2022
  • $450 Payment due by 12/1/2022
  • $450 Payment due by 3/1/2023

Note – This fee is subject to change based upon any fuel surcharges from transportation.

We are putting together fundraising opportunities for participants.

To Make additional Payments, please use the link in your original email or use this link to look it up:  Look Up Registration

Youth Participant Qualifications

  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • MUST have appropriate parent/guardian to complete the online parental consent.  (An email will be sent to the parent/guardian of any applicant currently 17 years of age or younger during the application process.)
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Young Adult Program Participant Qualifications

  • MUST have a current BSA membership.
  • MUST be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • MUST be housed as an adult due to chronological age, while allowed to participate in program consistent with a youth participant.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Participate in pre-Jamboree training experience with local council and unit leader.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

Adult Leader Participant Qualifications

  • All Jamboree Scoutmasters, First, Second, Third Assistant Scoutmasters, Unit Care Provider, and Adult Chaperones MUST meet the following requirements:
  • MUST have a current BSA membership in a local council unit.
  • All leaders regardless of assigned position MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Scoutmaster, First, Second or Third Assistant Scoutmasters MUST currently be serving in any unit leadership position.
  • Scoutmaster applicants MUST have completed appropriate leader specific training.
  • All adult leaders MUST be current with Youth Protection Training.
  • All adults must register online through the Jamboree registration system as a “Leader”. The council will designate specific leadership or chaperone positions at the time the Jamboree units are assigned.
  • Participate and assist in planning the pre-Jamboree training experience with local council.
  • The Unit Care Provider must be one of the Unit Leaders (SM or ASM) and is required to hold either current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certificates or a current healthcare license (MD, DO, APRN, RN, PA, Paramedic, EMT). This unit leader’s responsibilities include providing for the safety and well-being of each unit member by a) reviewing their AHMR and maintaining a binder/file containing all of the Unit’s AHMRs, b) maintaining the Unit First Aid Kit and providing first aid treatment within the unit and c) overseeing administration of required medications.
  • Submitted BSA Annual Health & Medical Record using the on-line Jamboree submission process.  The AHMR must be dated on or after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registrations fees per the local council’s payment schedule.

GTBAC National Jamboree Refund Policy

  • Fees for the National Jamboree are transferable to another Scouts not already registered for the same activity. There is no penalty for this option.
  • Shirts and other added items are not refundable if those items have already been ordered, but will be available for later pickup.
  • A portion of the fee paid may be withheld to cover costs of supplies and other expenses for the event.
  • If for some reason a participant is unable to attend, a refund may be considered minus the non-refundable deposit of $250 if the participant’s spot is able to be filled with another eligible participant

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated May 18, 2022

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Jason Borton

Director of Camping and Scoutreach

Email | 813-624-9764