Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) recently hosted the 20th National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. The jamboree ("Jambo") is a gathering of thousands of members of the BSA and is usually held every four years. Male and female scouts throughout the United States and all over the world join together for ten days of fun and adventure. Four members of Delmar scout troop 58 made the trip for ten action-packed days at the end of July. For many scouts, this is a once in a lifetime adventure that allows them to participate in high adventure activities including white-water rafting, rock climbing, & mountain biking and gives them the opportunity to practice camping skills and leadership within their troop. Some scouts went zip-lining or shot a rifle for the first time, while others completed merit badges in genealogy or cooking. Scouts slept two to a tent and were responsible for cooking their own meals and managing their daily schedules. While at the jamboree, scouts participated in a large-scale service project assembling “Flood Bucket” cleaning kits to help families affected by flooding. This year's jamboree marked the first time female scout troops were able to attend. Prior jamborees welcomed Venturing, Explorer and international scouts but in 2019 young women were welcomed to participate in all aspects of the Scouts BSA program.
Troop 58 attendees: Lizzy Cable, Ben Cable, Adam Naumovitz, Stella Naumovitz