West Virginia welcomes thousands for World Scout Jamboree

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (WTAP)- Thousands of scouts from around the world are traveling to Glen Jean, West Virginia for the World Scout Jamboree, where scouts will come together to learn, explore, and be active.

West Virginia hosted two national jamborees in previous years.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says that hosting the event in West Virginia will give the scouts opportunities that they will never forget.

“They’ll never see an experience; they’ll never be able to have anything with this type of a venue. We have the natural rock cliffs as far as rock climbing. We have the zip lining through our trees. We have the rafting on the beautiful New River. We have everything that basically other people can only dream of. So we have the full experience that you can only have in West Virginia.”

Scouts from 150 countries will be represented at this year’s event.

The last time the World Scout Jamboree was held in the United States was 1967.

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