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2023 National Jamboree

The 2023 National Scout Jamboree will be held from July 19 – 28, 2023 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

National Scout Jamborees are one of Scouting’s defining events. Jamborees are the opportunity for more than 15,000 Scouts, Venturers, and Scouters to come together every four years in a high adventure, high energy, once-in-a-lifetime event.

Below is a shortlist of the Jamboree activities that await you:

  • 5 miles of zip lines and challenge courses
  • 36 miles of mountain biking trails and BMX tracks
  • 13 acres of shooting sports ranges (shotgun, rifle, and archery)
  • Kayaking, and paddle boarding
  • Climbing walls and repelling
  • Skateboarding
  • STEM activities and merit badge opportunities
  • Patch trading and making friends with Scouts and Venturers from across the country and around the world
  • Group and individual leadership training
  • Wi-Fi-enabled outdoor experience (Wi-Fi covers the Summit camping and activity areas)
  • World-class entertainment at sub-camp shows
  • High energy festive atmosphere

Pine Tree Council will be sending a contingent to the Jamboree. We need Scouts and Adult Leaders to fill our contingent. Our contingent will include both male and female Scouts and Adult Leaders. The male and female youth will camp in separate campsites at the Jamboree. However, it is expected that we will travel together to the Jamboree.

Requirements to attend:

  • Have a current BSA membership.
  • Participate in occasional Jamboree meetings, fundraising and a required pre-Jamboree training experience somewhere within the boundaries of Pine Tree Council.
  • Submit a BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (including part C) dated after July 1, 2022.
  • Submit all registration fees per the Council’s payment schedule.

Youth Participants:

  • Be at least 12 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but have not reached their 18th birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.

Young Adult Participants:

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree but has not reached their 21st birthday by the last day of the Jamboree.

Adult Leaders:

  • All leaders, regardless of assigned position, MUST be at least 21 years of age by the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Must currently be serving in any unit leadership position.
  • Must be current with Youth Protection Training.
  • Submit a BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (including part C) dated after July 1, 2022.
  • Participate and assist in planning, fundraising and the pre-Jamboree training experience.
  • One adult is required to hold Wilderness First Aid and CPR certificates or a current healthcare license (MD, DO, APRN, RN, PA, Paramedic, EMC).

Expected Itinerary:

  • Tuesday, July 18th – Meet at Camp Hinds. Depart by bus (or van) to Beckley, WV. Overnight stay along the way, location TBD.
  • Wednesday, July 19th – Arrive at the 2023 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve!
  • July 19-28 – The 2023 National Jamboree at the Summit!
  • Friday, July 28th – Depart the Summit and head back to Camp Hinds with a lunch and dinner stop. Arrive late Friday.

Estimated Cost: $2,500-$3,000

We are in preliminary stages of determining the total cost to attend. Costs include the BSA Jamboree fee, bus or van transportation, meals along the way, hotel, tents and other equipment, Jamboree Council patches, t-shirts. You may also have separate additional costs for uniforms and other personal gear. Rafting will NOT be available. All fees are payable to Pine Tree Council, BSA. There will be a payment schedule issued once we’ve narrowed down the cost.

A payment of $500 per attendee will be due by August 15, 2022.

Details are subject to change. This page will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

If you have questions, please contact our Jamboree Scoutmaster, Joan Dollarhite.

July 19-28, 2023

Summit Bechtel Reserve
West Virginia

The Pine Tree Council
contingent is full!

Meet the Contingent Leadership!


Joan Dollarhite
Contingent Leader

Joan is currently the Scoutmaster of Troop 35 in Yarmouth. She joined Scouting in 2011 as a den leader and followed her son and his friends up through the ranks.

After she crossed over into Scouting, she took advantage of many training opportunities and learned how important the patrol method is to the success of Scouting. She became the committee chair of Troop 35 and took Wood Badge in 2017.

She has been an adult leader with her troop at Camp Hinds for the past 7 summers and plans to renew her Wilderness First Aid training this year. She became Scoutmaster in 2021 and helps her Scouts plan and execute a Journey to Excellence Gold Level program.

Her favorite camping trip with the troop has been canoeing out to the Goslings in Casco Bay and setting up camp on the island.


Michael Fortin

Michael is currently the Committee Chair for Troop 603 and the Cubmaster for Pack 603 in Augusta. He is excited to be a part of the leadership team for the 2023 National Jamboree!

He has been a Scout leader for 13 years, and lives in Augusta with his wife and three children. His oldest son earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2020 and his youngest son is almost a First Class Scout.

What he loves most about Scouting is the opportunity to “Do a Good Turn Daily” and make a difference in the lives of others– all while enjoying Scouting amazing adventures!


Susan Shoberg

Susan began Scouting as a tag-along little sister in a family of Scouts and has carried the oath and law with her ever since. Fast forward 40 years, she has happily found her way back into the movement.

She reacquainted herself with Scouting through her professional positions as registrar and then district executive. After attending Wood Badge in 2021 and commissioner college in 2022, she was unanimously voted district Commissioner for Abnaki District.

She enjoys exploring, camping, hiking, fishing, and seeking new adventures. Being chosen to represent Pine Tree Council and serve as a leader at the National Jamboree is an honor.