On July 19, 2017, approximately 30,000 Scouts and leaders assembled for the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. Of those 30,000 Scouts, seven of those Scouts were from our very own Troop 216. They were Austin Brezina, , , , , . Along with them, Matthew Klassa attended the Jamboree not as a Scout, but as a member of the staff.  At the Jamboree, the Scouts got to participate in many activities. These activities included almost everything you would find at a Scouting camp, such as Boating, Swimming, Archery and Guns, as well as a Skate Park, and places to hang out and meet new people. Many people in attendance of an event such as Jamboree agree that meeting new people is the biggest highlight of the event. Along with meeting new people, some Scouts engage in patch trading, so that you can understand what other troops like to participate in. Overall, Scouting events are eventful and fun, but they are nothing compared to events such as Jamboree. At Jamboree, you get to meet people who may be from places like Maine, Florida, or even California. Jamboree represents that Scouting, no matter where you are from, is meant for everyone, and that all Scouts are one. Next time you get an opportunity such as this, try to attend, because it is a very fun event, and is an excellent opportunity to meet new people.

                                                                                                                                                      Written by the Troop Historian,