National Jamboree Frequently Asked Questions
How many people get to go to the Jamboree?
Of the 40,000 anticipated participants and staff, our council will send 6 Jamboree troops of 4 patrols each and a half of a Jamboree Venturing crew. There are spots for 36 youth and 4 adults with each Jamboree troop and space for 18 participants and 2 crew advisors in the Jamboree venture crew.
Can a Scout still sign up to go?
Reservations are being accepted now. With limited spots available, and the added appeal of being the first ever Jamboree at the Summit, spots will fill quickly. Sign up today! Better yet, get a friend to share this once in a lifetime experience.
Can I still sign up to be a leader?
Jamboree leadership is currently being sought. Scoutmasters have been chosen, but Assistants must have applications into the council office before October 31, 2011. Selection of the Assistant Scoutmasters will be made after an interview process of those qualified applicants.
Staff positions are also available online.
What does it cost?
CAC youth will pay $1350, which includes national registration fees, food, travel, trading patches, and Jamboree expenses.
Is there financial assistance available?
Currently, we are exploring what options are available from the Crossroads Council and the regional and national levels. There will be an opportunity for fundraising where Scouts can help pay for this once in a lifetime trip.
What is the timetable for payment?
$200 deposit with reservation
$500 first payment (May 15, 2012)
$400 second payment (October 15, 2012) and
$250 final payment (March 15, 2013)
What if we sign up and we cannot make it? What is the refund policy?
None of the deposit is guaranteed as refundable. There are two possibilities to recoup your payments: If the council has enough interest and all of the spots are filled, we will refund your payment once their fees are paid in full; or, if you find someone else who can take your place, you will not have to wait on a full contingent. In essence, you are
Why is there no refund guaranteed?
Jamborees are priced with a zero profit margin for the council. Money collected is spent with vendors for travel, registration fees, or troop equipment. There is no cash reserve from the deposits to make any refunds.
If I am accepted as Jamboree staff, may I get a ride on the Crossroads contingent bus?
No. Many of the staff are required to be at the Jamboree before the Scouts and it is a special time for the youth to develop bonds with the other members of their new troop as they share these special experiences.
How soon, after signing up, will I know who is in my troop and who my leaders are?
Troops will be assigned in late summer of 2012, once the contingent is full. This allows time for troops to gel through a variety of activities.