Local Boy Scout at national Jamboree

From Press Reports


On July 18, a Boy Scout from Webster County departed for the National Scout Jamboree being held July 19-Friday at the Summit Bechtel Reserve near Beckley, West Virginia.

D.J. Carpenter of Maben is a part of a contingent troop of 33 Boy Scouts and four adult leaders from across the 10-county area of the Pushmataha Area Council based out of Columbus.

The National Scout Jamboree, held every four years, brings together 40,000 scouts, adult leaders and volunteer staff to showcase the best that Scouting has to offer.

With this year’s theme, “Live Scouting’s Adventure,” scouts will participate in 10 days of activities including world-class zip lines, canopy tours through the woods, BMX biking and skate parks. There are also water-based activities, military displays, a STEM area and arena shows.

D.J. will also spend a day on Garden Ground Mountain for buckskin games, pioneering activities and field sports. One day he will travel into a nearby West Virginia community to provide a “Day of Service.”

President Donald Trump was to visit the Jamboree on Monday.

To learn more about joining Scouting call the Pushmataha Area Council at 662-328-7228 or visit www.pushmataha.org.

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