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50,000 people expected to celebrate scouting in the National 2013 Scout Jamboree

Published On: Jul 15 2013 05:26:17 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 07:09:07 PM EDT

It's being held in Mount Hope, West Virginia. It's held every 4 years.


The National Scout Jamboree takes place July 15 - 24.

On Monday, July 15, scouts from the Blue Ridge Mountains Council will load up several buses at Valley View Mall and New River Valley Mall to head to the Jamboree in Mount Hope, West Virginia.

This event is expected to draw about 40,000 scouts, venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the world.

For ten days, scouts learn skills in camping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, climbing zip line, and much more.

Be sure to watch WDBJ7 Mornin' on Monday, July 15th, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. for live interviews before the scouts head out.

For more information on this event, click here.