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National Boy Scout Jamboree ending in West Virginia

By Kimberly McBroom, kmcbroom@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jul 24 2013 07:15:43 AM EDT
Updated On: Jul 24 2013 07:17:18 AM EDT
MOUNT HOPE, WV -

Thousands of Boy Scouts are preparing to head home from their National Jamboree in southern West Virginia.

About 30,000 Scouts and their leaders spent 10 days attending concerts, watching fireworks, trading patches and participating in dozens of activities at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

They'll leave on Wednesday.

The Jamboree was held two months after the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow gay boys to participate in Scouting, while maintaining a ban on gay adults.

Those rules take effect next January.