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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 for security efforts.

Tomblin signed the order at Friday's event at the Glen Jean Armory that included state and local dignitaries, along with officials from the Boy Scouts of America.

The order allows the Department of Homeland Security to call on all local, state and federal agencies if needed to ensure the safety of boy scouts and their families that will be in Fayette County for next year's Jamboree.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on the region during the 2013 event.

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