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President Trump Speaks to Jamboree Scouts

At the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, President Donald J. Trump became the eighth president of the United States to visit the National Scout Jamboree. He spoke to a crowd of over 40,000 Scouts, staff, and volunteers about how Scouts are shaping the future of America ...

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U.S. Secretary of State Credits Scouting with Teaching Him Servant Leadership

Youth and vol­un­teers at the Boy Scouts of Amer­i­ca 2017 Nation­al Jam­boree had a sur­prise vis­it from Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son today. Sec­re­tary Tiller­son, a for­mer vol­un­teer nation­al pres­i­dent of the BSA, came to camp for the announce­ment of a new lead­er­ship cen­ter to be named in his hon­or ...

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Day of Service is a Powerful Good Turn

Jamboree groups boarded buses and traveled to work on hundreds of carefully planned, community led service projects, as well as, work in the local park system as part of the Messengers of Peace Day of Service. All 24,000 Jamboree participants served in this massive humanitarian effort, reminding everyone of the daily good turn, but in a very big way ...





Islamic Readings Illustrating the Scout Law at Jamboree

At the 2017 National Jamboree, many participants and volunteers attended a Muslim worship service to learn more about their duty to God by understanding others. In the sermon delivered by Rizwan Jaka, a common bond was illustrated when he explained the meaning of the Scout Law through several Islamic readings, including the Qur’an...





Pro BMXer Mike Escamilla’s Unspoken Life Lesson to Scouts

To make BMX extra special at this year’s Jamboree, The BSA invited pro BMXer Mike Escamilla to demonstrate his world class BMX skills. As part of Escamilla’s preparation to perform, he took a moment to talk to the young Scouts about how to plan, prepare, try, try again, and not quit. More than his words though, his actions taught Scouts a valuable lesson...


Aug 2017 Edition

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