Exploring Participation at the 2023 National Scout Jamboree




The 2023 National Scout Jamboree will have a designated Subcamp for Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships and Explorer Posts. All Venturers, Sea Scouts and Explorers are invited to attend to 2023 National Scout Jamboree and camp at this designated Subcamp for the three Older Youth Programs.

Venturers, Sea Scouts & Explorers may attend with their respective Crews, Ships & Posts so long as each attendee, youth & adult, is approved by his or her Council Scout Executive and so long as the appropriate number & gender of approved adult leaders are also attending and have completed the required Youth Protection and/or Safety First Training

Explorers may attend the Jamboree as members of the Exploring Service Corps

  • Explorers attending as a member of the Exploring Service Corps will register to attend the National Jamboree as staff, also referred to as the Jamboree Service Team (JST)
  • Explorer must be at least 16 years old as of 18 July 2023 to attend the Jamboree as a member of the Exploring Service Corps.
  • Exploring Service Corps will be comprised of Explorer Posts from all 12 Exploring Career Fields, and Explorers will be assigned to work along-side members of the various Jamboree Service Teams to support the operation of the Jamboree

The Crew, Ship or Post, not the Council, will be responsible for transportation, meals & lodging to & from the Jamboree (as it would for any typical long-term summer adventure)

Because the Exploring Program is different from Sea Scouting & Venturing, in order for an Explorer to attend the Jamboree, he or she will be required to attend with his or her Explorer Post or with another Explorer Post approved by the Explorer’s Council Scout Executive

There is no minimum or maximum number of participants from a Ship, Crew or Post that may attend the Jamboree and be assigned to the designated Subcamp for the Older Youth Programs

Jamboree Fee for Explorers who are qualified (ages 16 – 20) and attending as part of the Exploring Service Corps, the cost is

  • $675.00 if Explorer’s Post is attending the Jamboree’s full duration , 16-29 July 2023
  • $400.00 if Explorer is attending with an Exploring Post that is attending only half the Jamboree (either 16-22 or 23-29 July 2023)
  • Exploring Advisor, who is under the age of 34, is also able to take advantage of these lower fees

Cost for an Explorer Advisor or Associate Advisor over the age of 33 who is attending the Jamboree as part of the Exploring Service Corps is $1200.00 if attending the full Jamboree

OYP Youth & Adult Participants must bring their own tents; however, for Exploring Service Corps youth participants the OYP steering committee is trying to obtain sufficient platform wall-tents with cots for them

Join us for an amazing experience at the Older Youth Programs Subcamp, the 2023 National Jamboree, July 19-28, 2023, Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia.

For more information visit https://jamboree.scouting.org/participants/olderyouth/