Registration for the United States Contingent to the 2023 World Scout Jamboree opens on November 15, 2021.
Here are some tips for success:
The registration site will open on November 15, 2021. To register, click the link on the “Apply” page, which will take you to the BSA Event Management System. Put in your my.scouting credentials and click “login”. If you are parent registering on behalf of a Scout, remember to use your Scout’s my.scouting credentials (and not the parent’s). We encourage Scouts to fill out the application together with their parents. On the next page you will see a tile and link for the “World Scout Jamboree”.
At this point, we don’t know what time registration will open, so if you don’t see the “2023 World Scout Jamboree” tile and link, then come back later in the day and try again.
Registration will require you to provide personal information, as well as to read and agree to a number of important policies:
- World Jamboree Code of Conduct
- Event Cancellation Policy
- Media Authorization Policy
- Medical Consent Policy
- Payment and Refund Policy
- Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Policy
- Travel Policy
Registration is open for Participants, Unit Leaders and IST. Information about cost and payment policies can be found on the APPLY page. A $500 downpayment will be required for each applicant. Adults over the age of 21 at the time of the Jamboree can express their interest in being a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster by applying here. Once you’ve been accepted, you can register and pay your deposit here. Deposits can be made by credit card or direct from your bank account.
Once you apply and pay your deposit, each application will be sent to your Council for local approval. Council leadership can approve or deny applications. Once approved, the application is reviewed on a national level by the Contingent Management Team, and when approved, the applicant will receive confirmation by email.
While we don’t expect to “sell out” on Day One, we do encourage participants to apply and make their deposit as soon as they know they want to attend the Jamboree. Our contingent size is limited to about 500 youth participants, and if we exceed our allotment, we will be accepting “first come-first serve”.
Application, registration and participation in the US Contingent is done on an individual basis. If an entire patrol, troop or crew wants to attend, each must apply individually. Units will be formed by geographic centers, not by Council or Territories. So, some Jamboree units will have participants from a centralized urban area (like New York or Los Angeles), while others may find themselves assigned to a unit that spans several states (like Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Montana). We won’t know how these units, or departure airports, play out until registration is closed and the contingent is full.
If you have questions about the registration process, we encourage you to contact your local Council office. They have information and instructions on how to help Scouts in their Council with the registration process.