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Updated: Monday, November 16, 2009

2001 National Scout Jamboree
July 23 - August 1, 2001
Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia

July 23, 2001 When asked to list significant events that occur only once every four years, most people mention the U.S. Presidential elections, the Olympics, and leap year. However, for millions of young Scouts, the National Scout Jamboree may just top the list.

  Jambo_Uniformed 2001.JPG (91073 bytes) Monday, July 31, 2001 - Fort A. P. Hill, VA Along with nearly 42,000 youth and volunteers, civic and fraternal organizations, 13 scouts from Troop 62 were part of the Chester County Council contingent that shared the sunshine, non-stop fun and commitment to values at the 2001 National Scout Jamboree near Bowling Green, Virginia. The gargantuan event, which runs from July 23 to August 1, has dotted Fort A.P. Hill's more than 15,000 acres with row upon row camping tents, circus-size refreshment and souvenir tents bedecked with streamers, performance stages, archery and riflery ranges, motocross bike trails, and walkways jammed with Scouts and the interested public.


Here are some of the activities attending Scouts may choose from at the Jamboree:

Action Centers
Because A. P. Hill is such a big site, there are four action centers—one at each regional site. Each action center offers identical program events and activities, including air-rifle shooting, action alley, archery, bikathalon, buckskin games, confidence course, motocross, pioneering, rappelling tower, and trapshooting.
Outback Centers
Scouts have a wide range of hands-on opportunities to experience the latest in environmental developments and to become involved in conserving natural resources. Outback center activities include fishing, aquatics, canoeing, scuba, kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, and sailing.
Arts and Science Expo
More than a thousand Scout participant entries are expected at the Arts and Science Expo. Art categories include photography, sculpture, crafts, painting, printmaking, computer graphics, drawing, and literature. Science entries may be based on any merit badge subject that is science-related. All exhibits will be judged by experts and appropriate ribbons will be awarded. Special recognition will be given to category winners.
Brownsea Island Camp
This historical recreation of the first Boy Scout camp, conducted by Baden-Powell in 1907 on Brownsea Island off the coast of England, features demonstrations, games, and activities conducted by a select group of Scouts dressed in the costume of the time.
American Indian Village
Scouts can experience life in an American Indian setting—observing the daily routines, children's games, food preparation, and homes that represent the culture and customs of Native Americans.
Disabilities Awareness Trail
Hands-on activities from the Disabilities Awareness merit badge are designed to improve understanding of the challenges and opportunities people with disabilities face.
The goal of this interactive experience is to prepare Scouts to meet their own real-life challenges with the ability to make the right critical choices for their future.
TOAP—The Outdoor Adventure Place
Scouts have the opportunity to test their camping and outdoor skills and see the very latest in outdoor equipment at The Outdoor Adventure Place.

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