"The hospitality is really good," says Aileen Forbes, a Scout from Kahrs, Sweden, who is attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. (In the headline, "Hej!" means "Hello!" in Swedish.)
In addition to the Scouts and Venturers from all corners of the United States, the 2013 National Scout Jamboree hosts Scouts from across the world. International participants and staff contribute to and enjoy amazing programs at the Summit Bechtel Reserve.
A number of special faith-based events are scheduled for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. These events are open to all and everyone is invited to investigate and participate in them.
"Wheelchair basketball is challenging, but fun. It really makes you think about how people deal with this every day," said Ryan Hartzell of Rochester, N.Y. after he finished playing one of many games arranged for Scouts and Venturers to try out at the Disability Awareness area at Action Point. Other activities include blind run, a cane maze, one-armed volleyball and a walker accuracy course.