Boy Scouts of America’s flagship event is a one-of-a-kind experience. It’s a gathering of approximately 45,000 Scouts, leaders, and staff showcasing everything great about the B.S.A. and its members. Over the course of 10 summer days, the Boy Scouts of America come together. The result is the National Scout Jamboree. The 2017 National Scout Jamboree will be Wednesday, July 19, through Friday, July 28, 2017, at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve and is being planned for up to 40,000 Boy Scouts, Venturers, and unit leaders, inluding more than 9,000 staff members.
Contingent Payment Schedule
By registering for the 2017 Black Swamp Area Council National Scout Jamboree contingent, you agree to meet the payment schedule outlined below. The Black Swamp Area Council is required by National B.S.A. to meet certain financial criteria to send Scouts to the National Jamboree and the local payment schedule is reflected to meet these requirements.
The cost is $1700 for each contingent member. This fee is dependent on what the local contingent Scouts determine to have as its touring plan, and supplies for members, like t-shirts, hat, patches, etc.
Payment Schedule for the 2017 Black Swamp Area Council Jamboree Troop*:
A non-refundable deposit of $250 per Scout is due to BSAC at time of application submission
By June 30, 2016: a payment of $300 per participant is due
By August 31, 2016: a payment of $300 per participant is due
By October 31, 2016: a payment of $300 per participant is due
By December 31, 2016: a payment of $300 per participant is due
By March 31, 2016: a payment of $250 per participant is due
* Fees PAYABLE to Black Swamp Area Council 2017 Jamboree, 2100 Broad Ave., Findlay OH 45840
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the council Jamboree Refund policy? If you sign up to attend and then cannot, a Jamboree refund will be processed only if Black Swamp Area Council has a paid replacement contingent member for your spot. The $250 deposit is non-refundable.
Why is the payment schedule important? Black Swamp Area Council is required to make 3 payments equaling $48,750 to National BSA for sending our contingent members (Troop & Crew) to the National Jamboree. These payments are due: January 2016 for $8,750; July 2016 for $20,000; and, January 2017 for $20,000. If the council is unable to meet these requirements, the contingent will be responsible for the late fee, which is $50 per person regardless of the individual’s payment made to our local council, for each of the three payment dates.
What’s the “Final Payment” mean? This payment will be depended on transportation cost, potential extra touring/sightseeing plans, and other items that may be purchased for the contingent members like t-shirts, hat, back packs, water bottles, uniform patches, etc.
Will there be fundraising opportunities? This is possible, depending on the need and volunteer help to organize and conduct a successful fundraiser, with council approval.
What’s the non-refundable $250 deposit? This covers items like program material, service costs incurred by council during the planning stages and event. It also is a good-faith payment to hold the participant’s contingent spot.