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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Services are scheduled this weekend for an Ohio resident who died at the Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree in West Virginia.

Tobias Funeral Home of Dayton, Ohio, says 66-year-old Gene Schulz's funeral will be held on Saturday. Schulz was a resident of Beavercreek, Ohio, and was a staff volunteer at the Jamboree, which ended Wednesday.

BSA national spokesman Deron Smith says the victim was walking from his camp when he collapsed last Saturday. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The funeral home's obituary says Schulz was an Army veteran, a lifelong history enthusiast and a former Boy Scout leader.

 

Online:

Tobias Funeral Home: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

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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 walking from his camp at the Summit Bechtel Reserve on Saturday.

He was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

According to Schulz's obituary, he is survived his wife of 42 years, a daughter, son and five grandchildren.

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MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. (AP) -- A Boy Scouts of America spokesman says an adult staff volunteer has died at the Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia.

BSA national spokesman Deron Smith said Tuesday the man collapsed while walking from his camp. Emergency medical staff responded immediately and performed CPR. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The man's identity and hometown weren't released. Smith said he was from out of state.

Saturday's death was the first at this year's Jamboree, which ends Wednesday.

About 30,000 Scouts and their leaders are attending the Jamboree that also includes thousands of staff and volunteers.

Previous Jamborees also have been marked by tragedy. In 2005, four Boy Scout leaders were electrocuted when a pole on a large tent they were erecting touched overhead electrical lines.

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