West Virginia Hosts More Than 40,000 Scouts for International Jamboree

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This week, more than 40,000 people are in West Virginia for the largest-ever gathering of Scouts from around the world. Called the World Scout Jamboree, this is just the second time the international event has been held in the U.S. Contingents from 170 national scouting organizations are at the event. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Kelsey McLeland, a 25-year-old member of the Boy Scouts of America's Venturing program, and Ashley Wintermute, a 16-year-old Scout who is part of the Boy Scouts' first all-girl contingent to attend a jamboree.

This segment aired on July 25, 2019.


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