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Scouts from Area go to National Jamboree

July 21, 2013

From July 12th through the the 24th, one-hundred scouts from Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Burlington, New Berlin, Wauwatosa, Brown Deer, Oak Creek, West Allis, and other suburbs are touring in Washington, D.C. along with attending the 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree. The Jamboree is held once every four years, and this is the first year it is being held in a giant wilderness area in West Virginia.

Two charter buses, loaded with two Boy Scout Troops and two Venturing Crews, left from the Marcus Cinema in Racine. A Venturing crew is a group made up of boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 21. The buses traveled all night long to Washington, D.C..

In D.C., we went to many famous monuments and museums. According to Sam Keller, a Scout from Kenosha, "In Washington, D.C. we saw amazing views of our great founding fathers seeing there memorials and learning the great history about them.” We then learned an interesting fact about the FDR memorial in that there really are two of them. The main one is the one that all the tourists go to on the Mall. The other one is a small marble slab on a main street leading to the Capitol. When FDR was in office, he directed that the small one would be built. He did not want a big memorial, but the popular one was built anyway. Also during our trip to D.C., at Arlington National Cemetery, four Scouts and Venturers from the Three Harbors Council contingent participated in a laying of a wreath ceremony. This ceremony is done in remembrance to the soldiers who have gone missing in action.

Sunday morning, we woke up early from the hotel and hit the road to the Jamboree. After about an hour of check-in, we finally got an Order of the Arrow guide (a member of Scouting’s National Honor Society). He took us all the way to our campsite. When we got there we pitched our tents and attempted to stake them. By saying attempting to stake them, about seven of the unstaked tents blew away down the hill and we had to chase them down.
Monday morning, we were greeted by a cereal breakfast and a spectacular opening show with speeches and music. In the afternoon, a large group went patch trading. Dayton Quick reported that "trading patches is a once in a lifetime opportunity". Other Scouts AJ Ross and Zach Semancik said that trading patches is a way to make new friends and meet people of many different cultures . Though there are many activities at the Jamboree, patch trading is the most popular.

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