national jamboree

President Barack Obama holds a Louisville Slugger baseball bat given to him by Louisville coach Rick Pitino during an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Turns Down Boy Scouts’ Offer To Speak At Jamboree

Tired but filled with fresh memories from an experience they’ll likely always remember, thousands of Boy Scouts are heading home after spending 10 days at their National Jamboree in southern West Virginia.

07/24/2013

Boy Scouts of America. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boy Scouts Jamboree Prohibits Morbidly Obese Participants

This year’s Boy Scouts of America’s national Jamboree is being billed as the most physically demanding in its history: There’s rock climbing, rappelling, whitewater rafting and biking. And Scouts will go about the sprawling, hilly landscape the old-fashioned way — on foot.

07/19/2013

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