2026 National Scout Jamboree
JULY 22-31, 2026

Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve, West Virginia

Jamboree is more than a destination. It’s the adventure of lifetime. And there is simply nothing else like it on the planet.

What’s a Jamboree? It’s not camp. National Jamboree is 360-degrees of fun, friends and fellowship with hands-on adventure that takes you places you never thought you’d go and challenge you to try things you never thought you could.

It’s the beginning of your own heroes’ journey that will challenge you to go farther than you ever thought possible. You’ll reach deeper and lift yourself higher to become the best version of yourself.

Who Can Attend:

If you are a Venturer, Sea Scout or a Scout and at least 12 years old on July 19, 2023, you are eligible to register for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Jamboree units will be formed with Scouts BSA boys, Scouts BSA girls and Venturing/Sea Scout members into a Bay-Lakes Council contingent for the 2023 Jamboree.  Because the Jamboree was postponed, those who will be 18 years old and less than 21 on July 19, 2023, can attend and participate in the Jamboree program.


Registration for the Jamboree is on a first-come basis to anyone who qualifies. After units have been filled, a stand-by list of alternates will be established. Participants will be assigned to a Jamboree unit consisting of 40 participants (including youth and adults). Youth participants will be a member of a patrol within the unit. Our council contingent is expected to have 120 or more participants.


Adult Leader Application
Please download and email to John Heyer

National Jamboree Website


Mike Mailand

John Heyer