I just have to share some positive Scouting news (although I think the way the AP handled the weight guidelines for the Jamboree left a lot to be desired - they could have used this as a headline: "Boy Scouts of America Encourages and Helps Scouts and Leaders Become Healthier for the National Jamboree", but that doesn't get as many "clicks"). Anyway, here are some wonderful articles about National Jamboree this year.
Unexpected Day of Service: Scouts Save Flooding School
From the Longhouse Council Facebook page:
"2013 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve by the numbers:
Scout Adult Leaders: 2,782
Venturing Adult Leaders: 455
Foreign Scouts: 326
Representing how many nations?: 18
Volunteer Staff: 6,224
Daily Visitors: 12,192
Service Hours Given to Surrounding Communities: 148,800
That's a good start to this brand-new facility!"