On Monday, July 24, United States President Donald J. Trump will become the eighth President to join the Boy Scouts of America’s National Jamboree. The President will travel to West Virginia on Monday evening and address approximately 40,000 participants and volunteers at the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.
The 2017 National Jamboree takes place at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia and brings together boys and girls ages 12 – 18, representing various Boy Scouts of America programs including Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring, Sea Scouts and Varsity Scouts. International Scouts representing 60 different nations are also in attendance.
Since its inception in 1910, each sitting U.S. President has served as the Boy Scouts of America’s honorary president. Seven of the 11 U.S. Presidents who were in office at the time of the National Jamboree attended the event in person to address the largest gathering of Scouts in the country. Most recently, President George W. Bush visited the Jamboree in 2005, President William J. Clinton in 1997 and President George H. W. Bush in 1989.
This event is a private event and is not open to the public.
For more information on the President’s public schedule, please contact the White House communications office.
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