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Rockefeller Highlights Public Service Projects with Scouts Ahead of Jamboree

BECKLEY – Senator Jay Rockefeller is meeting with Boy Scouts from across the state to talk about public service projects ahead of the Jamboree. The event is part of Rockefeller's "Summer of Service" tour of West Virginia.

The group will share stories of service as part of a project Rockefeller launched in commemoration of West Virginia's 150th year. The meeting begins at noon on Friday at Tamarack.

Through the Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative, coordinated by the West Virginia Citizens Conservation Corps, tens of thousands of Boy Scouts will be engaged in projects reaching nine West Virginia counties – the largest community service effort of its kind in the country and the first in the Jamboree's history. Volunteers will complete more than 350 projects for five days throughout the upcoming Jamboree.

As part of a broader effort to celebrate the "Summer of Service," Rockefeller plans to compile the submissions as a way to highlight for future generations of West Virginians the state's legacy of service to their communities and one another. Once complete, the publication will be shared statewide and archived in honor of the state's sesquicentennial.

Last month, ahead of the state's Sesquicentennial celebration Rockefeller asked West Virginians to submit their stories of service and giving through Facebook, Twitter or his website by August 20, 2013. A video of Senator Rockefeller discussing this project is available on his YouTube page.


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