Jamboree Troops and Venturing Crews are now forming for Jewish Scouts (BOTH BOYS and GIRLS), from throughout the United States and other countries, wishing to attend the 2023 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, in Glen Jean West Virginia..
These Troops and Crews will eliminate all barriers to entry, and will allow full access to the spectacular Jamboree experience, for Scouts whose observance of the Boy Scouts of America’s 12th point of the Scout Law …“A Scout is Reverent”… includes observing the five requirements of:
1. The Jewish dietary laws at all times (Kashrut),
2. The Sabbath from sundown Friday to nightfall on Saturday (Shabbat),
3. Daily prayer services in the morning and afternoon/evening (Tefila),
4. Modesty in dress, behavior, speech, and thought, especially with regard to the interaction between males and females, guided by religious law (Tzniut).
5. Opportunities for ongoing religious learning (Limudei Kodesh).

Find out more about the Shomer Shabbat Contingent below and check out some promotional videos about the Jamboree at the bottom of this page.

Program Summary

This Contingent will gather at the Forestburg Scout Reservation, Forestburg, NY on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Over the week at Forestburg, Scouts will participate in BSA Scout Summer Camp, and complete pre-Jamboree training experiences, as they build teamwork, effective patrols, and earn Merit Badges. From July 16–18, the Contingent will travel to West Virginia with touring stops along the way through Washington, DC. The Jamboree runs for 10 days at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia —Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 28, 2023. We will stay through Shabbat with special activities arranged for us in consideration of Tisha B’Av occurring during the Jamboree. On Sunday, July 30, 2023, we will travel to Silver Spring, MD, after which Scouts will be brought up the East Coast, with drop-offs and connections made for their return home.

Refund Policy

Should a Scout or adult need to cancel, send written notice to us. One hundred dollars of the initial payment is non-refundable. The refund amount will be determined based upon whether an alternate can be found to take the place and any expenses incurred at the time of Jamboree withdrawal. If a replacement cannot be found, there may be NO Refund. We reserve the right to process refunds after completion of the Jamboree in August 2023.

About the Jamboree

The following videos were produced by the National BSA Jamboree Marketing Department.