Boy Scouts return home from Jamboree - KOTA Territory News

Boy Scouts return home from Jamboree


For 10 days, the Boys Scouts of the Black Hills were hiking, kayaking, and zip lining at the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree.

Thursday, they returned home. 

Boy Scouts from the Black Hills Area Council and Central Wyoming Council teamed up to make a contingent group called D301.This group had 36 boys and 4 adult leaders. They went to the Summit Bechtel Reserve National Adventure Base in West Virginia for almost 10 days of outside fun with more than 30,000 other people.

A co–ed program within the Boys Scouts called "Venturing" also went to the Jamboree for the first time. The Black Hills sent a group of eight Venturers.

Venture Leader Yancey Smith says the Jamboree is far from boring. "There's so much to do there you can't do it in 10 days, and it was just really something that everyone should experience. It's a one in a life time opportunity, said Smith.

Keithen Griffin, a Boy Scout from Contingent D301 says he got to meet people from different states and countries. "The best part of the Jamboree was probably just hanging out with other Scouts," said Griffin. 

The National Boy Scout Jamboree is held every four years. The first one was in 1937.

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