Thousands upon thousands of Scouts from all over the world are currently gathered at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. So, in honor of Jamboree and all it offers, here are five articles from the National Jamboree back in 2017 to reminisce on:

The Disability Awareness Challenge Course at the Jamboree was a place for everyone to experience what life would be like to have some disability. Twenty stations gave Scouts the chance to learn about special needs and to challenge themselves…

Young extreme-sports enthusiasts attending the National Jamboree got to sit down with Mike and learn a little bit about him and watch him perform some BMX tricks. Mike was joined on the course with Pat and Ryan, Jamboree Instructors, to show off a few skateboarding skills as well…

Over 40,000 Scouts, staff, volunteers, and visitors in one giant camp? Of course, someone had to think about the poop possibilities. For an organization that promotes the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle) and is setting up camp for tens of thousands of people in a place with many natural resources that are both enjoyable and in need of preservation, this is something that needed to be done with a lot of thought, planning and creativity. Somebody had to consider how to deal with poop, showering water, tap water, flush water…

So many moments at Jamboree similar to this one make it all too clear why Boy Scouts and all its volunteers go to such lengths to create this life-changing experience for the youth. The Spartan Race is only one of many adventures to be had at Jamboree, but it undoubtedly left an impression on me…

A Scout promises to help other people at all time. A Scout is friendly. A Scout is courteous. A Scout is helpful. At the 2017 National Jamboree, Scouts are doing their very best to fulfill these values. With approximately 40,000 Jamboree attendees flooding the grounds of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, there are a lot of helping hands available. Scouts attending Jamboree are using their time in West Virginia not only for fun but also to give service to the surrounding communities of West Virginjambia…

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