Attend the 2023 National Jamboree with the Greater Colorado Council (formerly the Denver Area Council) contingent!

This website is the source of information for scouts and adults who will participate in the Jamboree as part of the contingent from the Greater Colorado Council (formerly the Denver Area Council)

The U.S. National Jamboree is the premier event for Scouts BSA, and it only happens once every four years. In this case, the gap will be six years because the COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of the 2021 event. The Jamboree will take place July 19-28, 2023

Our contingent will travel together from Colorado to the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. It will be 10 full days of the best scouting activities on the planet with the biggest group of Scouts anywhere. It’s an amazing experience!

The Greater Colorado Council contingent to the 2023 BSA National Jamboree is composed of 4 BSA troops (3 all-boy troops & 1 all-girl troop) and 1 crew. As of Feb. 13, 2023:

  • Our all-girls troop and our Venturing crew have room for additional scouts.
  • Our 3 all-boys troops are full (or very close to full). If you wish to join one of these troops, register for the National Jamboree using the link below. We may be able to fit you in or we may put you on our waiting list. It’s likely a few participants will cancel and a space will open up, so we encourage you to sign up as quickly as possible.
  • Adult leadership positions are filled.

If you are interested in attending National Jamboree, we encourage you to register for the event on the National Jamboree website asap. This will get you in the queue so we can add you to a troop or to a waiting list. It’s likely we can get you in, so don’t hesitate to register immediately.


  • If you’re ready to sign up for the National Jamboree immediately, you can do so at the official website of the National Jamboree. Make sure to choose the Denver Area Council (or Greater Colorado Council) as your contingent when you register.

July 19-28, 2023

The BSA National Jamboree is held at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia.

What is the National Jamboree?

The BSA National Jamboree is a gathering, or jamboree, of thousands of members of the Boy Scouts of America, usually held every four years and organized by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Referred to as “the Jamboree”, “Jambo”, or NSJ, Scouts from all over the nation and world have the opportunity to attend.

They are considered to be one of several unique experiences that the Boy Scouts of America offers. The first jamboree was scheduled to be held in 1935 in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Scouting, but was delayed two years after being cancelled due to a polio outbreak. The 1937 jamboree in Washington attracted 25,000 Scouts, who camped around the Washington Monument and Tidal Basin.