Boy Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary in Virginia

July 26, 2010

The Boy Scouts of America are preparing to celebrate their 100th anniversary with their national jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, about an hour south of the nation's capital.

More than 46,000 Boy Scouts, leaders, staff and volunteers from around the world are expected at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree starting Monday in Caroline County. Organizers also expect around 250,000 visitors.

Scouts ages 12 to 18 will spend 10 days doing activities that include archery and fishing. The group has held the event at the Army base every four years since 1981. It skipped a year so the event could mark the organization's 100th anniversary. The Boy Scouts have hosted the gathering since 1937.

Organizers plan to move the event to a permanent site in West Virginia in 2013.

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