2023 National Scout Jamboree - Northern Star Scouting Contingent

*Contingent Registration Is Closed - Call 612-261-2329 To Inquire About Available Space

The Boy Scouts of America has announced that the next National Scout Jamboree will be held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia July 19-28, 2023. More than just a gathering of Scouts, the Jamboree will provide High Adventure programming, a chance to meet Scouts from around the country, and so much more. Many of you have waited years for the opportunity to attend a Jamboree, and we are excited to offer a local contingent that will help you reach this Scouting milestone. We hope that you will consider joining with us as we plan and take part in a memorable Scouting adventure!

information for scouts and leaders registered in the contingent:

See the attachments on this page at right, or use the links below, for the most up-to-date documentation from our contingent's organizing committee. More information about frequently asked or timely elements of contingent program are listed below. We are glad to have you a part of one of provisional Troops making the trip out to Washington, D.C. and the Summit Bechtel Reserve next Summer!

  • Northern Star Scouting Camperships / Fundraising
    • Campership allocations were communicated in February 2023.  
    • At this time, we do not envision that there will be remaining funds to conduct a second round of applications.  More information about the payment timeline and resources will be available in statement balance emails moving forward.  
    • Follow the link below for information in participating in an online product sale to help fund your Jamboree experience.  
  • Contingent Payments
    • See the contingent payment site for more information on the fee schedule and refunds.
    • Looking to make a payment?  Check out the link below to be redirected to the payment site.  A PDF detailing how to log-in to your registration is located on the payment site.  
    • Full payment is due April 30, 2023.
  • Touring
    • The contingent will be offering a pre-tour of Washington, D.C. ahead of the 2023 National Scout Jamboree. Please plan on July 15, 2023 as the departure date, a few days ahead of the actual Jamboree start.
    • Bookings are in-progress, and a more complete itinerary will be available after the first of the year.
    • The contingent will be flying. Young adult participants and leaders need to plan on having a REAL ID compliant ID card or Passport for travel.
  • River Rafting Experience
    • The ticket request windo has closed.  If you opted-in to the River Rafting Experience, please download and fill-out the release form linked below.  
  • Spring Fireside Chat
    • From 6:30 - 7:30PM on Thursday March 23rd, our Contingent Chair, Jerry Bru, will host a fireside chat by Microsoft Teams.
    • The chat will cover a variety of topics, including: recruiting, travel, contingent patches, unit development, and offer an opportunity to ask questions.
    • An email with the link was sent to all registered participants. If you have not received an invitation to attend the chat, feel free to reach out to [email protected]for access information, or check with your provisional Troop's unit leadership.

Youth Leader Letter of Intent

Common Source of Truth 11/23/22

11/19/22 Contingent Meeting Recording

11/19/22 Contingent Meeting Notes/ Presentation for Parents

Contingent Code of Conduct

River Rafting Experience Release Form

Online Product Sale Registration

March 2023 Fireside Chat Recording

Contingent Payment Site

Information for Scouts interested in Joining the Contingent:

Next Steps for Interested Scouts

Our local contingent registration is closed.  If you are interested in attending, please call 612-261-2329.  

Expected Timeline for Participants

  • Participants informed of provisional unit placement - Late October 2022
  • Early-bird registration ends - October 31, 2022
  • Kick-off Meeting for Participants/ Parents - November 19, 2022 (Leadership Center 6202 Bloomington Rd Ft, Snelling, MN 55111)
  • Unit gatherings - December through April 2023
  • Full payment deadline via the contingent payment site (step-two) - March 2023
  • Pre-Jamboree Shakedown - May 5-7, 2023

Information for Adults Looking to serve as contingent leaders:

Our local contingent registration is closed.  If you are interested in attending, please call 612-261-2329.  

Information for Adults looking to serve on staff at the Jamboree:

What makes a Jamboree awesome? What is the key to a world-class, life changing experience? It’s you. If you love Scouting and being part of a high functioning team that delivers amazing experiences, then we want you on the 2023 National Jamboree Service Team. The 2023 is all about moving Scouting forward and no matter your skillset, we need you to deliver the promise of this historic event.

  • Prior to applying, please review the policies found in the Resource Library of the jamboree.scouting.org site (link below).
  • Registration for the Jamboree Service Team is located on the page linked below. Position offerings are handled by the national organization.

2023 National Jamboree Service Team Page

  • Interviews and selections have been made for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. That said, the leader application below will still be open for those that are willing to be considered if a vacancy occurs during the planning process for the 2023 National Scout Jamboree. There are no guarantees that applicants will be able to fill a role, but we appreciate your willingness to be considered.
  • Help us spread the word about the Jamboree! We need your help to ensure Scouts and families are aware of the chance to attend this great Scouting adventure – help us fill our contingent and maximize the number of youth that have the opportunity to attend the Jamboree from Northern Star Scouting.

See you at the Summit in 2023!

Contact us

Ben Coder

Activities/STEM Director

Jerry Bru

Council Contingent Chair

Kim Shannon

Council Contingent Vice Chair
2023 National Scout Jamboree - Northern Star Scouting Contingent

Documents to download