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Scout collectors from across nation come to trade their wares

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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 to buy, sell and trade their Scout treasures.

Some items on display date back to the first Jamboree.

Visitors from as far as Anchorage, Alaska, have made the trek to southern West Virginia for the event.

"There are a lot of jamboree items that people make from around the country and they bring them here to swap them and trade with people from other parts of the country," said sponsor Todd Kelly. "The object is to accumulate as much of that stuff as you can from different areas and leave with as little of your own stuff as you possibly can."

The traders will be set up through the Jamboree.

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