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Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated 3/24/2011

Below are some common questions regarding the Jamboree. If you have questions that aren't listed here please email your question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the Council Office at (503) 226-3423.

Where is Jamboree going to be this time?

This year the Jamboree will be held on the new property of the BSA, The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. This New propery will be the first National Jamboree, and is also scheduled to host the World Jamboree in 2019.

When should I sign up for Jamboree?

NOW! We would like to take 360 Boy Scouts (10 Troops X 36 Scouts per Troop) if not more.

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How do I pay for Jamboree?

Many parents feel that they can't afford to send their son to the National Jamboree because of cost. Attending a National Scout Jamboree is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most Scouts. Keep in mind that this is the first time at the Summit. Each Jamboree, Scouts have earned their ENTIRE way by fund raising. Early on, Scouts can raise money on their own. Many of the Jamboree Troops will also have fund raising opportunities as well.

Click on the Fund Raising link to view just some of the ways that Scouts are earning money to pay their way to Jamboree. There will also be a SCRIP opportunity as well. Details of that program will be announced at a later date.

I paid my initial deposit, how can I make payments?

You can click here to make a Jamboree Payment. If you have any questions or can't remember your sign-on information please contact the council office.

Can I go to the Jamboree with my son?

Unlike your normal troop campouts the Jamboree is restricted to 4 adults and 36 youth. The adult selection process will happen this year and in fact your Jamboree leaders will be training as soon as they are picked. If you know a scout leader that is interested please have them sign up.

Are there scholarships available to help with the cost of the Jamboree?

The 2013 National Jamboree is offering a scholarship.  Download the form here.

I don't see the answer to my question on this page?

If you have further questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Council office at (503) 226-3423.