Getting on the bus for Virginia

Three buses loaded with 121 Scouts and adult leaders left the Samoset Council Service Center this morning on their 16 day adventure at the National Scout Jamboree.

The Jamboree, held at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia is a quadrennial gathering of Scouts from around the Nation. Approximately 35,000 Scouts are expected to attend this year’s 10 day event. The contingent of Scouts from the Samoset Council will travel by motor coach to Virginia, spend time in Washington D.C and the surrounding area and arrive at the Jamboree Grounds on July 25. This year’s Jamboree celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and will feature centennial themed activities, exhibits and shows. The highlight of the event is the Centennial celebration show on July 31 titled “A Shining Light Across America.” The centennial presentation will be streamed live at www.ustream.tv/shininglight.

These Scouts are on the road trip of their life.  The National Jamboree only comes around once every four years. The boys participating are all from the 13 county area in North Central Wisconsin that the Samoset Council serves.  The boys, representing North Central Wisconsin, have been preparing for this trip for over two years.  We wish them luck on their travel as they set up a little ‘island of Wisconsin’ at the National Scout Jamboree.

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