Boys Scout Jamboree Opens Today
The Boy Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary at the national jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline County.
The National Jamboree kicks off this morning.
Pritchard: We will have 45,000 participants, Scouts, their leaders and support volunteers; we will also have support from upwards of 2000 military men and women.
Larry Pritchard is the event’s director. As many as a quarter of a million visitors are expected.
The Scouts will spend ten days camping and doing a variety of other activities, including archery and fishing. The Jamboree has been held at A.P. Hill since 1981 every four years. They skipped a year so this event could mark the anniversary.
The Scouts have been gathering for a Jamboree since 1937.
John Ogle, WCVE News