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Dan Beard Council Contingent Information

Dates: July 15 - 24, 2013
Location: Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia
Cost: $1,195 -- Includes all fees, transportation, and equipment.  Participants will be required to provide their own Class A uniform and personal gear.

Application Process:


The only place where you can apply to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree is at the home of the Summit Bechtel Reserve on the Web: www.summitbechtelreserve.org. This document is intended to provide you with instructions to guide the application process. Any questions you have about the application process can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Applicants can apply to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree as a youth participant, adult leader, or volunteer staff. Conditions apply for each of these categories. Please refer to the website above for the latest details.


The following conditions must be met for you to be eligible to apply:

  1. The standard conditions identified for each application, found on the website and referenced above. An example of one such condition is that all applicants must be currently registered with the BSA.
  2. The application candidate must have access to the website: www.summitbechtelreserve.org.
  3. The application candidate must have a Summit account. (Start by selecting “Get Started” at the top of www.summitbechtelreserve.org.)
  4. The application candidate must have linked their BSA membership information with their Summit account. This will be a prompt immediately after creating an account, which can later be accessed by the following routing: selecting “mySCOUTbase” at the top of the site, selecting “My Account,” and then “Link My Membership.” When linking the membership information, the information entered must match the information on the local council’s membership records. Any difference in the data will cause the membership to not appear valid and an error message will result.
  5. Scouts and crew members that are currently under 18 years of age can create their own account, link their own membership information and submit their own application to attend the 2013 jamboree; however, parental consent will be required after the submission of their application. See step five below for more information on the parental consent process.




  1. Once the prerequisites have been met, the application candidate can select the “Apply Now” link found below the “2013 Jamboree” listing on the Summit main menu.
  2. The first page all application candidates will see is a statement of how all attendees need to “Be Prepared” for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Acceptance of understanding this information at the bottom of the page is a requirement to continue.
  3. The second page all application candidates will see provides an additional welcome. This page requires two pieces of information.
  4. First is the application type that the candidate is interested in accessing to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree (many application candidates will have only one choice, depending on their membership status);
  5. The second requirement on this page is that the applicant provide a digital picture of him or herself. The picture is expected to be a clear picture of the applicant (see the page for specific instructions regarding file size and format). This picture will be used for identification purposes. The applicant will be able to change their picture as often as they desire. The application candidate will not be allowed to continue to their application unless both of these required fields are completed.
  6. The next three pages shown are the application itself. Although most are common, the questions associated with each of the applications vary due to the particular requirements of each. Therefore, if child and parent are both applying to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, they will be seeing different questions. The required fields on each application are clearly marked with a red asterisk. It is recommended that the applicant save their information regularly. The applicant will be allowed to save their incomplete application information in order to return at a later date. Only fully completed applications, that is applications where all required questions have been answered, will be allowed to be submitted. If you attempt to submit an incomplete application, you will receive an error message stating its incomplete state, and the missing questions will be highlighted.
  7. You may return to your application at any time by once again selecting the “Apply Now” link on the main page of the website, which will take you to your Application Dashboard once an application has been started. Select “Review or Modify” to continue. There is no charge for scouts to apply for the jamboree.
  8. Note for Applicants Who Are Minors: As stated above, all minors are required to have parental consent for applying to attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. To provide parental consent, the parent will need to create their own Summit account. The parent will then need to link their Summit account to that of their Scout or crew member. The parent will be given the option to link accounts after the creation of their own account, otherwise the link to accomplish that can be accessed by selecting “mySCOUTbase” at the top of the website, then select “My Account,” “Add my Scout,” and then check “Yes, I would like to link my Account with my Scout.” Upon completion, the parent can then access their Scout’s or crew member’s application by selecting “Apply Now” from the 2013 Jamboree main menu drop down list. Once the parent is logged in to their own account, directly under the “2013 Jamboree Registration Dashboard” banner, the statement “Viewing Application For:” can be found. Utilizing the drop down list to the right of the statement, select the account for the youth you are processing parental consent for. Open the application and proceed through the three pages of the application. Once the pages have been reviewed and any necessary changes have been made, select “submit.” Submitting the application through the parent’s Summit account constitutes “parental consent.”

Process for Payment of Deposit

  1. Youth applying for a position with the Dan Beard Council Contingent Troop: Upon submission of your completed application you will be directed to print a form titled: 2013 National Scout Jamboree Request to Attend. You must print this form, fill it out completely, obtain the signature of your Unit Leader (Scoutmaster or Crew Advisor) and deliver it to the Scout Achievement Center with a deposit of $195.
  2. Applying to be a scout member does not guarantee your attendance. Your qualifications will be evaluated and you will be notified by our council.
  3. This deposit is 100% refundable if you withdraw on or before February 29, 2012. If you withdraw on or after March 1, 2012, you will not receive any refund of fees paid unless all the Council Contingent Units are full (7 Troops-280 participants; 1 Venture Crew-40 participants). If all of the Council Contingent Units are filled at the date of departure you will receive an 80% refund of the fees you have paid. This refund will be paid at the conclusion of the National Scout Jamboree.

Post Application

The following notes are relevant once your application has been submitted:

  1. Upon successful completion and submission of your application, you will be routed to your Application Dashboard. As mentioned above, you can return to your dashboard at any time when you have an open application by selecting the “Apply Now” link.
  2. Your dashboard will provide your latest status and the next steps to be completed. This is the best location for you to manage or track your application process. Please note that upon completion, your status will remain as “Pending Review” through a portion of the summer of 2011 as your application navigates the proper approval channels. We appreciate your patience in this regard.
  3. Your dashboard will also allow you to update any questions on your application, as appropriate (for example, you might have grown taller!). You will also be able to update your picture from your dashboard.
  4. In the summer of 2012, you (or your parent, if you are a minor) will be required to provide additional information about your required medical and required trainings.


For more information or to ask questions, you may contact the following individuals:


Dave Bruno Dan Tallmadge
Chairman, NJ Executive Committee NSJ Contingent Leader
Home: (513)779-6508 Home: (513)563-8894
Cell: (513)703-2299 Cell: (513)432-8691
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 We appreciate your interest in the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. We hope to see you there!


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 October 2012 01:06