Eight scouts, along with two leaders from Troop 2 Boy Scouts that’s sponsored by the Clearfield Presbyterian Church, traveled to the National Jamboree on July 19.
The 10-day event was held at the Summit Bethel Reserve, located in Glen Jean, W.Va. Scouts attended with others from their Bucktail Council contingent.
Scouts had access to various high-adventure activities like the Big Zip (largest zipline in North America), Gateway Zip, mountain biking, skateboarding, rock climbing, kayaking, skateboarding, shooting sports and a water obstacle course.
The National Jamboree also offered 60 different merit badges for scouts at various locations around the summit, as well as other activities focused upon conservation, religion, STEM and leadership.
Additionally, patch trading was a major part of the Jamboree event and once programs had concluded each day, it consumed the time of scouts and their leaders.
“With only eight scouts, it was very impressive for them to come home with 51 merit badges,” expressed Andrew Jenkins, Troop 2 scoutmaster.
The group picture was taken following Friday’s flag-lowering ceremony. From left to right are Andrew Jenkins, Gavin Kephart, Ethan Coudriet, Zachary Sass, Zane Jenkins, Talan Hutton, Gavin Coudriet, Trenton Kephart, Damien Buck and Scott Coudriet.