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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 keep cool while being outside all day.

Hydration is key. All those in attendance are more than highly encouraged to have a bottle of water with them at all times.  They're refillable at stations all over the Summit.

There's also colored codes about how much water the tens of thousands of scouts should be drinking, depending on the temperature outside. 

"Red is 88 to 90, and that's where it's like extreme heat warning, so drink a lot of water and take breaks and stuff," says Michael Klauk, a Life Scout from Connecticut.  "That's what I do, and right now it's working pretty well.  I haven't passed out yet."

Scouts can also cool off in shade tents and during their crack at water sports too. 

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