2026 National Scout Jamboree

July 22-31, 2026

More information will be published once available.

Join Scouts and Scouters of the Chester County Council as part of the Council’s official Jamboree Contingent Troops and experience Scouting’s largest national event – The National Scout Jamboree.

National Jamboree Website


The Chester County Council plans to send all interested Scouts to the 2026 Jamboree.

David Mengel, Jamboree Committee Chairman, [email protected]


The current estimated Jamboree cost is $XXX for youth and $XXX for an adult.  The Council Jamboree committee does their best to deliver value when planning for the Jamboree, however, there are costs that are beyond the control of the Chester County Council. For example, transportation contracts cannot be signed until much closer to the actual Jamboree departure date and prices may change. 

Payment Schedule:

  1. Due at registration: TBA
  2. Due by 6/1/2025: TBA
  3. Due by 10/1/2025: TBA
  4. Due by 1/1/2026: TBA

Please note that the refund policy is very strict. We must follow the National Jamboree refund policy. Refunds are rarely given unless you have someone else to take the spot. 

Youth Eligibility Requirements

Scouts BSA

  • Be a currently registered member of a Scouts BSA Troop.
  • Be at least age 12 by the first day of the Jamboree but have not reached age 18 by the last day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the unit leader and local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.

Adult Eligibility Requirements

Adult Jamboree participants are selected by the Council Jamboree Committee after a review process and interview. Application does not guarantee selection as a Jamboree adult leader. An expectation of Jamboree leadership is that they will help actively recruit youth participants to fill contingent spaces.

Scouts BSA Leaders

  • Be a currently registered adult leader of a Scouts BSA Troop. Jamboree Scoutmaster candidates must be currently serving as a Scoutmaster.
  • Have completed all required training for your registered position
  • Complete Youth Protection Training within one year of the first day of the Jamboree.
  • Be approved by the local council.
  • Meet all BSA medical screening and BMI requirements.