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Boy Scouts of America and Polaris Invite 2017 National Jamboree Attendees to Be the First to Experience Off-Road Vehicle Program and Safety Training at the New Polaris OHV Center for Excellence

Polaris OHV Center for Excellence will welcome 40,000 Scouts, volunteers, and staff to learn how to ride ATVs the right way, the safe way, while respecting the environment Irving, Texas…

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BSA Perspective on Presidential Visits to the National Jamboree

The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any one political position, candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National…

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Long-standing tradition to continue with United States President to appear at National Jamboree

On Monday, July 24, United States President Donald J. Trump will become the eighth President to join the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree. The President will travel to West…

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How Scouts Are Serving the West Virginia Community at the 2017 National Jamboree

The 2017 National Jamboree is officially underway, with approximately 40,000 attendees flooding the grounds of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia, ready to not only have fun, but…

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Boy Scouts of America to Serve West Virginia Communities During 2017 Messengers of Peace Days of Service

2017 National Jamboree Participants Contributing More Than 100,000 Hours of Service Toward Community Projects in Nearly Every County Across West Virginia MOUNT HOPE, West Virginia (July 20, 2017)—During the 2017…

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BSA to Host 2017 National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve

The Boy Scouts of America will welcome 40,000 people to West Virginia for one of Scouting’s largest celebrations of adventure, service and conservation MOUNT HOPE, West Virginia (July 13, 2017)—Thousands…

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Boy Scouts of America Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Community of Christ

A Scout’s “Duty to God” has been addressed by the BSA since the first Handbook for Boys was published in 1911 and continues to be an important aspect of Scouting today. On July 7,…

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How the 2017 National Jamboree Will Spotlight Local Agriculture

Those attending the 2017 National Jamboree are in for a delicious treat! As part of a new partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will bring locally…

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Unique Eagle Scout Project Eases Hospital Stay for Kids

A hospital can be a pretty unpleasant place for anyone who has to be there to have an illness treated. For children, the fear and discomfort associated with a hospital…

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Boy with Blindness and Hearing Loss Overcomes Challenges to Earn Eagle Scout

Scout Daniel P. was born with blindness, and as he’s grown older, he has also suffered from progressive hearing loss. However, that hasn’t stopped him from earning Scouting’s highest honor….

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