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From July 26 - August 4, tens of thousands of scouts gathered at the military base Fort AP Hill for the 100 year anniversary 2010 National Jamboree.  Activities at the jamboree included scuba, rapelling, bmx racing, archery, black powder rifle, and many, many more. There was a merit badge midway where a scout could work on any merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America!  Counselors were ready to teach auto mechanics, dentistry, nuclear science, and oceanography!!  Several nights the boys were entertained by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Miss America Caressa Cameron, and Bob McDonnell, Governer of Virginia as well as music performances by Switchfoot and The Honor Society.  The closing ceremony was the largest ever with fireworks, a visit by special guest Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, and the announcement of the new location of the 2013 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.  Patch trading was one of the main activities during their free time and several of the scouts were able to trade patches with scouts from troops from all over the world.

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Scouts heading off to the 2010 BSA National Jamboree:  Sam G, Mensheng R, Kevin M, Evan S, Alex G, and Nick D.

Learn more about the 2010 BSA National Jamboree here!