The 2017 National Jamboree is officially underway, with approximately 40,000 attendees flooding the grounds of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia, ready to not only have fun, but also to serve the surrounding West Virginia community.

As part of the complete Jamboree experience, Scouts will participate in more than 200 service projects locally to benefit 45 of the state’s 55 counties.

The Boy Scouts of America partnered with the Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Day of Service team to identify service projects ranging from restoring and preserving historical sites and flood remediation to creating art murals and installing a butterfly garden.

“Our efforts had a tremendous impact in 2013, and the response to this statewide opportunity in 2017 has been incredible,” said Robert A. Martin, CEO of CCC in an article published by The Register-Herald. “We are grateful to Governor Justice for his support and we have enjoyed the response from citizens throughout the state as they have nominated projects and worked to see those projects happen.”

For a list of some of the community service projects to be conducted at the Jamboree and to read the full story, head to The Register-Herald. To learn more about how Scouts are serving during these days of service at the 2017 Jamboree, read the complete press release.

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