Six Gardner Boy Scouts, members of Troop 88, will celebrate the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th anniversary at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. They left town on July 21 and are traveling with 160 boys and scout leaders from all over the Kansas City area.
The travelers stopped at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and spend a few days in Washington, D.C., along the way. The Jamboree started on July 26 and runs through Aug. 4.
While attending the Jamboree, the Gardner boys will take part in a campout with more than 45,000 scouts from across the country and world. Activities include shotgun shooting, motocross, rappelling, kayaking and patch trading.
One highlight will be an arena show, “A Shining Light Across America,” which will broadcast live from the Jamboree on July 31. The pre-show starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on BYU-TV and via webcast on www.ustream.tv/shininglight.