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UPDATE: Services Saturday for Ohio Scouts staff volunteer who died at Jamboree

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - WVVA News has learned the identity of the volunteer who collapsed and died while attending the Boy Scout Jamboree last weekend. Gene E. Schulz, 66, of Beavercreek, Ohio, collapsed while More>>

International Scouts say goodbye to the United States

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- Some scouts have a long trip home than others.  Even though this was the National Boy Scout, International scouts had the opportunity to attend.Twenty-four countries were represented More>>

Scouts Jamboree comes to a close

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) -- 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, More>>

Female invasion at the Boy Scout Jamboree

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- As you may know, this is the first time ladies are able to join the National Jamboree as scouts.They're not quite Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts though.  They're part of a group called More>>

Boy Scouts clean up at Peterstown Elementary

PETERSTOWN (WVVA) - Boy Scouts paid a visit to Peterstown Elementary School today to help make improvements to the campus. In addition to cleaning the inside of the building from top to bottom, scouts More>>

Scouts devote hours to area schools Video included

BECKLEY (WVVA) - While in the region, Boy Scouts have spent countless hours at dozens of schools in the area. A troop from New Jersey spent Monday sprucing up Woodrow Wilson High School. The scouts trimmed More>>

Scouts' service project turns them into honorary fire fighters

SOPHIA (WVVA) -- The Boy Scouts of America continue spending time out and about in the community with service projects.Monday, a group from Connecticut took over the Sophia Volunteer Fire Department in More>>

Scouts spruce up East River Mountain overlook Video included

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) - Boy Scouts from the National Jamboree continued their service to communities across southern West Virginia during a visit to the East River Mountain Overlook Monday. The Scouts were More>>

West Virginia plays instrumental role to making Jamboree 2013 a reality

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- The relationship with the state of West Virginia plays a large role in what has brought the Summit Bechtel Reserve to life."We now have a playground for young men and young women that More>>

Scouts build homes in Greenbrier Co.

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va (WVVA)-- Boy scouts continue their community service efforts. They headed back to Greenbrier County Friday, building homes with the Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity in White More>>

Treehouse preserves environment on scout reserve Video included

SUMMIT BECHTEL RESERVE, W. Va (WVVA)-- One of the big messages at the national boy scout jamboree is sustainability. Scouts will be learning about conservation, and even taking part in it themselves. The More>>

3 Doors Down to perform at Jamboree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A spokesman for the Boy Scouts of America says 3 Doors Down will be the headline act at the Scouts' National Jamboree concert this weekend. Deron Smith told The Associated Press More>>

How do you feed 40,000 scouts? Video included

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - With more than 40,000 scouts and volunteers at the National Jamboree you may wonder, ‘how are organizers feeding this massive amount of people?' A spokesperson tells WVVA News food More>>

John Ellison House project moving forward with help from scouts

 A troop of scouts traveled to McDowell County again Thursday. They're working on preparing the site of the future John Ellison House.


Military men and women have a large presence at Boy Scout Jamboree

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- You may know that West Virginia is one of the states with the most veterans per capita, but what you may not know is that there are 1300 additional military men and women at the Boy More>>

Visitors get first taste of Jamboree

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - Scouts weren't the only ones fighting the heat at the Summit Wednesday. For the first time, outside visitors were allowed onto the Jamboree grounds. The first visitors off the bus More>>

Heat a major concern for Boy Scout Jamboree attendees

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) -- Another hot one outside Wednesday, with temperatures forecasted to be around 90 degrees for the next few days, scouts, leaders, staff and guests of the jamboree are finding ways to More>>

Scout collectors from across nation come to trade their wares Video included

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) - Boy Scout patch and paraphernalia collectors from across the country have gathered in Mount Hope for a jamboree of their own. The enthusiasts are set up at the football field, ready More>>

Boy Scouts spruce local historic landmark

BRAMWELL, W. Va (WVVA)-- The boy scouts' day of service led a troop to Mercer County on Wednesday. They traveled all the way from Indianapolis to the jamboree and spent the day restoring a fence along More>>

Scouts primp Bluefield City Park Video included

BLUEFIELD, W. Va (WVVA)-- Five buses loaded with scouts made their way to the Bluefield City Park on Wednesday. They spruced up trails, painted roads, and fixed up the hoops on basketball courts. WVVA More>>

Jamboree celebrates West Virginia

MOUNT HOPE (NEWS RELEASE) -- Today, the Boy Scouts of America will recognize a select few individuals, families, and organizations whose strong ties to West Virginia and Scouting played an instrumental More>>

Businesses hope for economic boost from jamboree

BECKLEY, W. Va (WVVA)-- Outside the jamboree, local businesses are hoping to cash in on the action. Although it's too soon to tell the exact impact on the economy near the scout reserve, many hotels and More>>

WVVA takes you inside the opening ceremony at the National Boy Scout Jamboree

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) --Even though the opening ceremony is a tradition at the National Jamboree, this one is special because it's the first one at the Summit Bechtel in West Virginia.It was full of important More>>

Scout Jamboree officially gets underway

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - Thousands of Boy Scouts converged on the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County Tuesday to officially begin the 2013 National Jamboree. An estimated 40,000 Scouts are in southern More>>

Boy Scouts arrive at Summit Bechtel Reserve for National Jamboree

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) -- West Virginia is a little more populated Monday.  The long-awaited Boy Scout Jamboree is finally here.Scouts started arriving by the bus load at 6 a.m., through the early evening. More>>

'Experience West Virginia' app showcases region

BECKLEY, W.Va. (NEWS RELEASE) -- As thousands of Boy Scouts arrive for the start of their National Jamboree in southern West Virginia, U.S. Rep Nick Rahall (D – W.Va.) today announced the launch of a new More>>

Boy Scouts begin their southern W. Va. excursion in Beckley

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Before the National Jamboree kicks off, some of the Boy Scouts had a chance to explore what makes West Virginia special.  For many of them, this is their first time in the Mountain State."It's More>>

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from Jamboree + amazing aerials

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - The above slideshow is compiled of images captured by WVVA's crew on the ground -- and in the sky -- at the Boy Scouts' 2013 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette More>>

Report: W.Va. scout park supports 850 jobs a year

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A new economic-impact report says construction of a permanent home for the national Boy Scout Jamboree has pumped nearly $170 million in income into southern West Virginia over More>>

Boy Scouts encourage tech use at Jamboree

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) -- Boy Scouts are hoping for their first plugged-in Jamboree. In the past, leaders have encouraged Scouts to leave their high-tech gadgets at home to take advantage of all the outdoor More>>

Rockefeller Highlights Public Service Projects with Scouts Ahead of Jamboree

BECKLEY – Senator Jay Rockefeller is in Beckley Friday to highlight the Boy Scouts' public service projects set to begin across the state. The event is part of Rockefeller's "Summer of Service" tour of More>>

Motorists warned of traffic congestion ahead of Jamboree

CHARLESTON (NEWS RELEASE) – The West Virginia Department of Transportation and West Virginia State Police want to remind the traveling public they can expect significant congestion along West Virginia More>>

Scout projects to improve Glade Creek trail access

GLEN JEAN (NEWS RELEASE) – New River Gorge National River is coordinating service projects during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree with hundreds of scouts that will provide improved trail access for visitors More>>

Public invited to boy scout reserve during jamboree

GLEN JEAN, W. Va (WVVA)-- All the fun at the National Boy Scout Jamboree isn't just for the Boy Scouts. The public is also invited during the jamboree to come onto the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout More>>

Leaders finish up preparations on Jamboree grounds

GLEN JEAN, W. Va (WVVA)-- The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is the future home of the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. Construction crews are putting the final touches on structures like More>>

Businesses gear up for Boy Scout Jamboree

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- About 10 minutes away from the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Raleigh County, businesses are looking forward to a boost with the upcoming Boy Scouts Jamboree.  Some have already seen results.The More>>

NPS expects thousands of scouts at New River park

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Park Service is expecting thousands of Boy Scouts to visit New River Gorge National River during the upcoming national jamboree. The park is adjacent to the Summit More>>

WVU to help Boy Scouts with science at Jamboree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University will help Boy Scouts study the science behind their activities at this month's National Scout Jamboree. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Gerald More>>

W.Va. continues to prepare for Boy Scout jamboree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia is continuing to prepare for the Boy Scouts of America's upcoming national jamboree. More than 40,000 Scouts and leaders are expected to attend the national gathering More>>

Girls coming to Boy Scout jamboree for first time

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- Make room, guys. The girls are coming to the Boy Scouts of America's national jamboree. Female participants will mingle with 40,000 Scouts and leaders for the first time at the More>>

Residents briefed on impact of Scout Jamboree

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America held a meeting to tell Fayette County residents what to expect from next month's 2013 National Scout Jamboree. The Register-Herald of Beckley reports More>>

700-foot pedestrian span opens at jamboree location Video included

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) -- Construction of some attractions is still underway, but the Boy Scouts of America is showing off one newly finished feature at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. On Tuesday, the group More>>

Area officials plan for Jamboree traffic

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Transportation officials are making plans for the expected rush of traffic during the 10-day National Boy Scout Jamboree in July. Officials said Thursday that plans were being made More>>

Boy Scout Jamboree breathing new life into Mount Hope

MOUNT HOPE, W. Va (WVVA)-- In just about 2 months, thousands of people are expected to visit the city of Mount Hope during the 2013 Boy Scouts Jamboree. Like many Southern West Virginia towns and cities, More>>

W.Va.'s capital city aims marketing at Jamboree

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Charleston Convention and Visitor Center is setting its marketing sights on the 2013 National Jamboree of the Boy Scouts of America. The bureau has commissioned a 2-minute More>>

National Park Service seeks Jamboree volunteers

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) -- The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to help with activities related to the Boy Scouts of America's 2013 National Jamboree. The agency says it will be conducting More>>

Scouts who attend jamboree in W.Va. must be fit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Boy Scout oath requires Scouts to keep themselves physically strong. Scouts will have to live up to that oath if they want to attend the Boy Scouts of America's 2013 National More>>

The two Virginias sound off on singer backing out of Boy Scout Jamboree

A story that's making national headlines has its roots in West Virginia. Singer, Carly Rae Jepsen, will no longer be performing at the Boy Scouts' Jamboree this summer. Her decision centers around the More>>

Jepsen drops Boy Scouts event over gay rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Carly Rae Jepsen is canceling her performance at the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree because of the scouts' exclusion of gays. Jepsen said Tuesday on Twitter that "as an artist More>>

Train, Jepsen to perform at Scout Jamboree

BECKLEY (WVVA) - Two big-name musical acts will entertain the nation's Boy Scouts when they converge on southern West Virginia later this year. Train and Carly Rae Jepsen will headline two separate concerts More>>

Scouting Official Keynote Speaker For Concord Foundation Dinner

ATHENS, W.Va. - Philanthropist, businessman and lifelong Boy Scouts of America volunteer Jack Furst will be the keynote speaker for the Concord University Foundation's Greenbrier Dinner. The scholarship More>>

Mount Hope repairs and prepares for the Boy Scout arrival

Mount Hope Mayor, Michael Martin Mount Hope Mayor, Michael Martin

Mount Hope is making necessary reparations and preparations for the influx of people they are expecting in the area next summer. The Boy Scouts of America will be opening The Summit Bechtel Reserve in More>>

Boy Scout projects coming to Mercer, Fayette, Greenbrier

BECKLEY – The Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative (The Initiative) will host demo projects in Mercer, Fayette, and Greenbrier counties the week of September 17 - 21 as a "dress rehearsal" More>>

Lawmakers to Visit Scout Reserve

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- Some West Virginia lawmakers are planning to visit the new home for the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree before taking action on a measure to expand the complex's tax-exempt More>>

Scouts announce area Demo Projects

BECKLEY --The Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative (The Initiative) will host demo projects as a "dress rehearsal" in each of the nine counties in preparation for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree More>>

Officials prepare for 2013 Boy Scouts of America Jamboree

GLEN JEAN (WVVA)-- West Virginia officials and the Boy Scouts of America are preparing for the group's 2013 National Jamboree in southern West Virginia. The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve More>>

Public input sought on Scout service projects

WELCH (WVVA) - When more than 40,000 scouts come to West Virginia in 2013 for the National Jamboree, they will be looking to fill 300,000 hours of community service with projects across the region. In More>>

New Boy Scout compound gets lawmaker help

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia's huge new Boy Scouts adventure camp will benefit from recent legislative action. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has signed four bills unanimously passed by lawmakers to More>>

Tomblin signs order to ramp up security for Scouts Jamboree

GLEN JEAN (WVVA) - In another indication of just how big next year's Boy Scout Jamboree will be, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed an executive order Friday to empower Homeland Security to call on all agencies More>>

Business expanding ahead of Boy Scout Jamboree

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA) - Local businesses continue to prepare for next year's Boy Scout Jamboree in Fayette County. The adventure tour company, Adventures on the Gorge - Class 6, is preparing for the influx More>>

Mount Hope not ready to annex Boy Scouts camp

MOUNT HOPE (WVVA) - Mount Hope is not ready to annex the Boy Scouts of America Adventure Camp. According to Mayor Michael Martin, the town does not have a planning commission or a comprehensive plan in More>>

Boy Scouts wants camp to be part of Mount Hope

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) -- Mount Hope could soon become one of the largest cities by area in West Virginia. The Boy Scouts of America plans to ask the city to annex its 10,600-acre Summit Bechtel Family More>>

Boy Scouts to buy more land for W.Va. camp

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- The Boy Scouts of America is planning to acquire more land for a national adventure camp that's under construction in Fayette County. The Register-Herald (http://bit.ly/sOapma More>>

9 area counties to get Boy Scouts' help

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- Nine southern West Virginia counties stand to reap the benefits of some young elbow grease when the Boys Scouts of America holds its national jamboree in 2013. The Register-Herald More>>

Boy Scout Summit Underway

Boy Scout Summit Underway

Ten-thousand six hundred acres in the heart of West Virginia, steadily hosting the National Jamboree with 40,000 boy scouts. Building has started for the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. More>>

W.Va. Jamboree spurring a building boom

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The selection of West Virginia for the Boy Scouts' national Jamboree is creating a small building boom. The boom involves 350 shower houses at the Boy Scouts of America's new More>>

Mine near Boy Scout venue alarms some in W.Va.

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- A surface coal mine proposed for Fayette County is causing some concern because it would be located 7 miles from a new adventure camp and future home of the Boy Scouts National and World jamborees. More>>

Mike Patrick named COO of Boy Scouts camp in W.Va.

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (AP) -- Mike Patrick has been named chief operating officer of a $400 million adventure camp the Boy Scouts of America is developing in southern West Virginia. The Scouts announced Patrick's More>>

WV Boy Scouts to host World Jamboree

FAYETTE COUNTY (WVVA)-Fayette County will be the center of the boy scouts world come 2019, for the first time in 40 years. Senator Joe Manchin took a helicopter tour today of the Summit Bechtel Family More>>

Ground broken on Boys Scouts W.Va. adventure camp

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- More than $100 million has been donated toward construction of a Boy Scouts of America adventure camp and the permanent home of the group's national jamboree in southern West More>>

Boy Scout camp coming to West Virginia

It looks like the mountain state will become home to a year-round camp for the Boy Scouts of America. Governor Joe Manchin did not disclose the exact location, but said the site will hug both Raleigh More>>

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