Sunday, July 28, 2013

Exeter Boy Scout Travels to the 2013 National Jamboree

 Joey Bartu
2013 National Jamboree Contingent from Cornhusker Council

Forty Boy Scouts and leaders from the Cornhusker Council left Sunday morning for the 2013 Boy Scout National Jamboree which will be held for the first time at the Bechtel Summit in West Virginia.  

One scout, Joey Bartu, from Friend Troop 270 is a member of the contingent. The scouts will spend 10 days at the Summit experiencing everything from the longest zip line in the world to hiking, white water rafting and fly fishing.  Also at the new summit location are a skateboard park, a biking course and a canopy tour.

The Boy Scouts will camp in 2-person tents for their time at the Summit and have the opportunity to meet scouts from all over the world.  It is estimated that over 50,000 Scouts, leaders and staff will be present on the Summit grounds during the ten day adventure.  One of their days at the Summit will be spent as a day of service, working together to improve the grounds at the permanent home of the Jamboree.

Patch trading is also one of the highlights for many scouts who will attend the Jamboree and the Cornhusker Council scouts were well prepared with a variety of cornhusker themed patches.

After attending the Jamboree the scouts will travel to Washington D.C. where they will tour the capitol area for four days before returning to Nebraska.  Their plans include a tour of the Capitol courtesy of Congressman Fortenberry’s Office, a private tour of the National Archives, a night tour of the Monuments along with several other tours of historical locations.

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