Jamboree 2023

National Jamboree 2023 “Forward”

Jamboree 2023
July 19-28, 2023 (Twin Valley Council trip will be July 16-August 5, 2023)
Summit Bechtel Reserve, Glen Jean WV
$3,215 per youth

Jamboree is more than a destination. It’s the adventure of lifetime. And there is simply nothing else like it on the planet.

What’s a Jamboree? It’s not camp. National Jamboree is 360-degrees of fun, friends and fellowship with hands-on adventure that takes you places you never thought you’d go and challenge you to try things you never thought you could.

It’s the beginning of your own heroes’ journey that will challenge you to go farther than you ever thought possible. You’ll reach deeper and lift yourself higher to become the best version of yourself.

Twin Valley Council Trip

The theme for Jamboree 2023 is “Forward” signifying that Scouting is progressive, inclusive and moving ahead.  As always, Scouting provides the path for young adults, the destination is their choice.

Exact details of the trip along are still in the planning stages and will be announced in early 2023.  Cost of the Jamboree trip to be $3,215 per youth (for those registering after November 1, 2022).  

We are committed to a contingent made of 36 male Scout BSA members and 8 female Scout BSA members, along with 4 male adult leaders, 2 female adult leaders.

We still have 5 male opening and 2 female openings.  We also have the ability to move the spots from male to female as needed.

Jamboree Leadership include:

  • Shawn Pomeroy – Contingent Leader, TVC Board Member, Scoutmaster for Troop 85 in Waseca.
  • Michael Krediet – Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 29 in North Mankato and Charter Rep for Pack 12 in Mankato
  • Jay Striemer – Scoutmaster Troop 69 in Sherburn, Camp School trained
  • Dylan Kotten – Troop 25
  • Becky Sandquist – Scoutmaster Troop 8 in Mankato, Camp Cuyuna staff, Camp School trained.  Also District Executive for Twin Valley Council
  • Jennifer Weckwerth – Pack 12 and Troop 8 leadership.

The 2023 National Jamboree is open to any Scout BSA youth ages 12-18 at the time of the Jamboree.  To accommodate those who missed the Jamboree due to Covid, those Scouts who are 18-20 year old will be able to participate as well.  Same fees as youth Scouts apply.

If you are interested in attending we are accepting deposits on a first come first serve basis until the Jamboree contingent if full.  We will then start a waitlist.  Deposits and fees are not refundable.

  • Reservations deposit    $100
  • December 31, 2021      $500
  • March 31, 2022             $500
  • June 30, 2022               $500
  • September 30, 2022     $500
  • December 31, 2022      $500
  • March 31, 2023            $400 or remainder of total contingent fee.

Questions can be directed to Shawn Pomeroy at pomeroy.shawn@gmail.com


White Water Rafting Experience

The jamboree’s River Rafting experience offers rafting on three sections of the scenic New River – which is the oldest river in North America! The sections of the New River will be Class I – III+ rapids. Each raft has a professional river guide provided by local outfitters.
Participation requires preregistration through the Twin Valley website and approval by the local council.  Walk in participation is not an option. 
River Rafting does NOT close due to weather, including thunderstorms.

Cost for the River Rafting is $125 (additional fee above the Jamboree fee) which is non-refundable.

You must reserve your spot by December 31, 2022. 

To register for River Rafting click here