National Jamboree

2023 National Scout Jamboree


Summit Bechtel Reserve

Erie Shores Council Contingent

July 19-28, 2023


Register now as a Jamboree Contingent Member!


Experience the best of Scouting in one place!

We willparticipate in and experience stadium shows, merit badges, zip lines, patch trading, whitewater rafting, mountain hiking, new friends, and challenging adventures!

You’ll want to be at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in 2023.



National Jamboree is open to male & female youth who are at least age 12 & First Class rank by July 19, 2023. Once our patrols are filled, a stand-by list of alternates will be established. Adult participants (male & female) will support the youth and enjoy the Jamboree experience!

We will send both male and female Scouts BSA patrols, and possibly a coed Venturing crew.

Our council contingent is planned for 30+ participants.


Travel Plans:

The Erie Shores Council Contingent will depart Camp Miakonda in Toledo by bus on July 18 (evening) and arrive at The Summit in southern West Virginia on July 19 (morning). Our Scouts & adults will camp there until July 28, when we will return by bus to Camp Miakonda.


Registration Fee:

Our contingent fee is currently planned at $1,900 per person, including all transportation, meals, lodging, and patrol and troop equipment. There may be additional personal expenses to consider such as uniforms, equipment, and spending money. The fee is based on several variables which may cause our per person fee to increase or decrease accordingly. The payment schedule is designed so that participants only pay exactly what is needed. Individuals registering after October 31 will pay higher fees per BSA National fee structure.

Monthly payments per participant are now due:

$300 November 10  
$300 December 10  
$300 January 10  
$250 February 10 +$115 for those who registered after 10/31
$250 March 10 +$100 for those who registered after 10/31
$250 April 10 (this value may change)
$250 May 10 (this value may change)
$1,900 Total (this value may decrease or increase)


Payments can be made in several ways:

  • In-person at Scout Shop (cash, check, charge)  
  • Pay online (form below)
  • Mail check to Scout Shop: Erie Shores Council, PO Box 8728, Toledo OH 43623


Registration Process:

In order to register and join the contingent, youth and adults will need to access their individual my.scouting account -- note that you'll need to create one if you don't have one yet.  The official National Jamboree website is a great place to start, and it will automatically direct you to the details needed.



We have monthly team meetings, which are often online-only.  Upcoming dates include:

  • Monday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.


Upcoming Contingent Events (for all youth & adults in ESC contingent):

  • Sunday, January 29, 1:30-4:30 = planning meeting & fun activities for youth, parents, adults
  • Saturday, April 15, 9:30-3:30 (tentative) = patrol fun, team development, leadership selection
  • Saturday to Sunday, May 20-21 (tentative) = shakedown campout (overnight with our new tents)