2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree

The 2010 National Boy Scout Jamboree was held July 26-August 4 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Over 46,000 scouts attended the camp, with attendance swelling to 100,000 for the closing Arena Show on Saturday, July 31. Photos courtesy of the Slater family of Westlake.

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  • Greater Cleveland Council Troop 1305 was a special troop formed just for the Jamboree, consisting of scouts from all area troops attending the camp.
  • The climbing wall was one of the many activities scouts participated in during the Jamboree.
  • Patch trading was a popular activity. Each Boy Scout Council creates patches for the Jamboree; scouts are given one set but can buy additional sets to trade. Scouts also bring patches from past Jamborees to show and trade.
  • A set of Northern Star Council patches was a coveted item, as the patches glowed in the dark.
  • A sea of scouts and visitors march to the closing Arena Show on July 31.
  • An estimated crowd of over 100,000 watches the Jamboree's closing Arena Show.
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