Signing Up for the 2017 National Jamboree
Head over to the Jamboree website and
click on Jamboree Registration.
What is a Jamboree?
Every four years, there is a gathering of BSA youth from all
over the country that converge at one location. That event is called
National Scout Jamboree. The 2017 National Jamboree will be held on
- July 28, 2017 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout
Reserve in West Virginia. In short, the 2017 National Jamboree will be
experience of a lifetime and will never be forgotten by those
attending. You will meet Scouts from all areas of the country, have
to go white-water rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, and so much
more. The event will cost around $2,499 and include touring in our
nation's capital. Scouts are encouraged to raise the funds for their
selling popcorn and other fundraising.
What is a Council Contingent?
A contingent is a large group made up for youth and adults
from throughout the council split into several troops. In the case of the 2017
Jamboree, we will have six troops and one crew. Once split into your troop, you
will train and prepare for the trip to West Virginia in July of 2017. The
Jamboree committee does its best to keep the troops geographically based to
minimize traveling time during Jamboree preparation events.
We've also created a council Facebook page about the Jamboree where we'll be sharing pictures and all sorts of information.
Council Jamboree Facebook Page
When will we be leaving?
The 2017 National Jamboree is set to take place July 19
- July 28, 2017 in West Virginia. The Northern Star Council
Contingent would leave around the 14 of July by plane and tour the
Washington DC area for a few days before arriving at the Summit in West
When would we return?
The Jamboree will close on July 28. The
contingent would then travel to the airport together, and fly home. Most likely
arriving on the 28 or 29
Why aren't the dates locked in yet?
We are currently working with a number of travel/tour
companies to get the best price possible on the travel arrangements.
How much does it cost to go to Jamboree?
The Jamboree will cost $2,499 per participant (adult or
youth). This will include the Jamboree fees, food, travel, touring, and any
sleeping arrangements during the trip. We suggest bringing some spending money
as well for incidentals, souvenirs, etc.
How do we raise the money to go?
A Scout is thrifty and each one of our youth has the
opportunity in front of them to raise money themselves and pay their own
way. A great way is by selling popcorn in the fall. Scouts can
come up with other methods of fundraising but are encouraged to discuss those
with their Jamboree leaders and the Jamboree committee.
I'm Registered and Ready To Pay
We're excited you are joining us on this adventure of a lifetime.
We've set up an online payment portal for monthly payments. You'll pay
a deposit and then monthly installments through April 30, 2017 to cover
the full $2,499 fee. Once your jamboree application is approved we'll
send you the information you need to access the payment portal. If
you've been approved and just need the link, click below.
Access the Payment Portal