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2023 National Scout Jamboree

The National Scout Jamboree is like nothing else on the planet! It’s not a weekend campout. It’s not summer camp. It’s the adventure of a lifetime. Experience a whole new level of fun at The Summit, an incredible high adventure base in the mountains of West Virginia.

There’s only one National Scout Jamboree. Put it on your calendar, July 19-28, 2023!


Check out the BSA's National Jamboree website.

Adults who want to join in the fun at the 2023 National Scout Jamboree can apply to be a member of the Jamboree National Service Team. Learn more and apply here.

Share the experiences of W. D. Boyce Council Scouts at the last National Jamboree in 2017. Check out their daily adventures through these blogs:


2023 National Jamboree Patch Design Contest

The W. D. Boyce Council Jamboree Committee is conducting a contest to allow Scouts to design patches for the 2023 National Jamboree contingent. A minimum of 5 Council Shoulder Patches (5x2”) are needed: 1 Male Troop, 1 Female Troop, 1 Crew, 1 Staff and 1 Trader. There may also be a center patch (pentagon) or other unique design patch that ties all five of the patches together (see examples below).

Contest Rules:

The following are required on the patches:

1. W. D. Boyce Council

2. Fleur-de-lis

3. National Jamboree 2023.

  • This contest is open exclusively to youth Scouts and Venture Scouts NO adult designs will be accepted.
  • All submissions must include Name, Age, Unit, and contact information for the designer and their parent (if required).
  • No third-party trademarks (including movies, products, and comic book characters)
  • Do not obscure or cover up the fleur-de-lis
  • Council Shoulder Patches should not include the city and state on them. 
  • All entries to the contest need to be turned in on or before November 6, 2022, to the Council Office in Peoria, or by email to Collin.Martis@Scouting.org.

Download informational flyer here

Submissions will be reviewed by a volunteer committee, which will select the winning design to be used as the 2023 National Jamboree Council patches. The prize to the winning designer is a full set of the finished patches!


Below are some ideas for unique designs. The set must include 5 Council Shoulder Patches. For more ideas Google “Jamboree Patch Set Designs.”