Local Scouts enjoy jamboree event
by Paisley Boston
Aug 18, 2013 | 1233 views | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Local Boy Scouts — Kamerson Chow, Marshall Jones, Will Baugh, Daniel Deen, Christopher Slagell, John Douglas Pierce and Hamp Williamson — recently met to discuss their trip to the National Boy Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia.
Local Boy Scouts — Kamerson Chow, Marshall Jones, Will Baugh, Daniel Deen, Christopher Slagell, John Douglas Pierce and Hamp Williamson — recently met to discuss their trip to the National Boy Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia.
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Tents, ziplines and mountain climbing were just a few of many events that local boy scouts participated in during their 10-day trip to the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve in West Virginia.

Recently the boy scouts of Troop 2 and 23 gathered at the Cleveland Municipal Fire Station near the airport to discuss their trip.

This year’s jamboree included 50,000 scouts, venturers, volunteers and staff from all over the country, who gather for one big celebration.

It is held once every four years and it gives scouts a chance to camp out and meet new friends, try high adventure activities and learn new skills.

Over the 10 days there were exhibits, stadium shows and opportunities to earn badges at the jamboree, which was being held at the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve for the first time.

The local attendees said the physical activity was strenuous and often required a lot of walking.

"I left the campsite around 6 a.m. to go rock climbing and I arrived at the site a little after 7, it was a lot of walking," said Will Baugh.

"It rained almost everyday. For a couple of days, our entire campsite was a huge mud-hole but I had waterproof boots," said Baugh.

During there adventurous time at the camp, the scouts also traded patches and participated in BMX.

"One of my favorite activities was archery. It was some fun stuff," said Kameron Chow.

The camp is offered every four years and in order to attend, the boys are required to be between the ages of 13 and 18.

This was the first and last time for many of the boys to attend the camp.

"On a scale from 1 to 10, it was a 25," said Chow.