72 NH Boy Scouts to depart for 2013 national jamboree
Byrne and the other Scouts from troops throughout New Hampshire were headed to the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
The Summit will be the permanent home for the Boy Scouts of America national jamboree, held every four years.
Scouts, who must have achieved at least first class status, have to apply to attend and must raise $1,800 for the trip.
Byrne said her son is really looking forward to the challenges of zip line courses and white-water rafting. “He’s ecstatic,” said Byrne.
Participants were encouraged to bring their cellphones. Byrne said there is an app that makes it easier to keep track of activities.
The jamboree is July 15-24, but the New Hampshire Scouts are traveling to West Virginia by bus, so they won’t be back until July 26.
New Hampshire Senior News Notes