National Scout Jamborees

Join a contingent of Scouts and leaders from the Crossroads of America Council at the premier Scouting event.

Participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Help Crossroads of America Council represent central Indiana Scouting at the upcoming Jamboree in West Virginia, scheduled for July 19-28, 2023. The event will be held at Summit Bechtel Reserve, which is one of BSA’s premier adventure facilities.

The Jamboree is open to Scouts who are at least 12 years old and have achieved First Class rank by July 19, 2023. Scouts who have not reached their 21st birthday by July 28, 2023, also are eligible to attend. The Jamboree Committee selects certain adults to serve as contingent leaders. Interested parties should email gro.asbsdaorssorc@eerobmaj.

Jamboree activities include:

  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Global Development Village
  • Leadership Ridge
  • Canopy tours
  • Challenge courses
  • Merit badges
  • Military exhibits
  • Patch trading
  • Stadium shows

The event costs $2,130 per participant until November 1, then the cost increases to $2,345 after November 1, 2022. Registration costs include event fees, food throughout the event, transportation, patch sets, a duffel and a day pack.

The Vision of the Jamboree

In 1916, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting movement, knew what success looked like on the 10th anniversary of Scouting: It was the sight of thousands of youth gathered together to celebrate. In his words, “The secret of [Scouting’s] growth lies in that indeterminate force which we only know as the ‘Scout Spirit,’ and grown it has!”


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