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  • 2005 Scout Jamboree Memories

    08/11/2005 10:53:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 535+ views
    Home Photo Gallery News & Facts Activities Jambo Map Exhibits Schedule Visiting “Ask Bob”BSA HomeJoin Scouts! Jamboree Today: August 2 August 1 July 31 July 30 July 29 July 28 July 27 July 262005 Jamboree Today Collectors Edition CD Order Form Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts.....GOPedro Burrowed In At National Exhibits.....GOTalent Search Uncovers Hidden Skills And Abilities.....GOA Letter Of Thanks From Western Alaska Troops.....GOScouts Had Loads Of Fun, Accomplished Much.....GO Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts President George W. Bush shakes hands with Scouts after his address at the closing arena show. (Photo by...
  • Senate majority leader addresses scout jamboree (BSA)

    07/29/2005 7:43:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 401+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 29, 2005 | Sgt. Frank N. Pellegrini
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) came to Fort A.P. Hill July 27 to address the 2005 National Scout Jamboree. Foremost on his mind was the importance of the U.S. militarys support to the scouts gathered before him. Federal support for the jamboree -- what we are doing here today -- is important in helping to train our brave men and women in the military, he said. Frist said he was proud to announce the Support Our Scouts Act of 2005 as an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Bill that he sponsored. The vote was ninety-eight to...
  • Scores of Boy Scouts Fall Ill From Heat While Waiting for President to Arrive at Jamboree

    07/27/2005 9:25:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies · 1,918+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | July 27, 2005 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Writer
    BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- About 300 people, most of them Boy Scouts, were sickened by the heat Wednesday while waiting for President Bush to arrive at a memorial service for four Scout leaders who were killed while pitching a tent beneath a power line. The president's visit to the Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill was postponed because of severe thunderstorms and strong wind. Instead, Bush is scheduled to visit the gathering Thursday. But before the president's appearance was called off, many Scouts fell ill from temperatures that rose into the upper 90s, made worse by high humidity. Half of...
  • Soldiers focus on safety at Scout Jamboree, continue adventure

    07/27/2005 5:27:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 386+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 27, 2005 | unattributed
    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. (Army News Service, July 27, 2005) About 42,000 Boy Scouts and adult leaders from around the world have arrived at the National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., and following an accident July 25 in which four adult leaders were killed, activities continue with an added emphasis on safety. A safety review was conducted by the joint task force supporting the jamboree after the four scouting leaders were electrocuted while setting up their tent. Both scouts and about 2,000 service members of the task force have been cautioned to adhere to all safety procedures,...
  • Four Boy Scout Leaders Killed in Electrical Accident at Jamboree Opening in Virginia

    07/25/2005 6:18:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 172 replies · 4,908+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | July 25,2005 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Writer
    BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- Four adult Boy Scout leaders were killed Monday afternoon in an electrical accident during the opening day of the organization's 2005 Jamboree. Jamboree spokesman Gregg Shields said the accident occurred between 4:30 and 5 p.m. while the leaders were setting up camp. One other leader and a contract worker were injured, and were hospitalized in stable condition, Shields said. No youth Scouts were seriously hurt, he said. He did not say how many might have sustained minor injuries. Shields did not have additional details about the accident, including the victims' names. "We have an investigation under...
  • Judge: Pentagon Can't Fund Scout Jamboree

    07/10/2005 4:07:06 AM PDT · by DaveTesla · 66 replies · 1,706+ views
    FOX News ^ | Thursday, July 07, 2005 | AP
    CHICAGO A federal judge has ruled the Pentagon can no longer spend millions in government money to ready a Virginia military base for a national Boy Scout event typically held every four years, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday. U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning's June 22 order stems from a 1999 lawsuit by the ACLU of Illinois that claimed the Defense Department sponsorship violates the First Amendment because the Scouts require members to swear an oath of duty to God. Justice Department spokesman Charles Miller said Thursday the government was still considering its options. The order doesn't cover...
  • Military Support: Keep Fort A.P. Hill Open to the Scouts

    04/07/2005 4:30:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies · 611+ views
    TIMES-DISPATCH GUEST COLUMNIST Washington. This August, a diverse cross-section of American boyhood will eat, camp, learn, and work together during the Boy Scout Jamboree. For nine days every fourth year, the Boy Scouts of America's tent city -- which includes 35,000 scouts and 8,000 adult volunteers -- more than doubles the population of Caroline County, Virginia. At Fort A.P. Hill, a military training center about 40 miles from Richmond, Scouts from every state learn about conservation, practice archery, go rappelling, and study citizenship. As it has done every year since 1937, the United States Army, which runs the fort, will...