July 22, 2019


Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today attended the 24th World Scout Jamboree hosted by the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia.

“The Scouts of America and West Virginia truly make a perfect match – an organization that builds character and promotes the values of hard work and compassion, and a state full of people who live and breathe those same values every day. As a former Boy Scout, I know firsthand how dedicated, honest and adventurous Scouts are, which is why West Virginia is the perfect place for all Scouts to explore, learn and enjoy the outdoors,” said Senator Manchin. “As Governor, I worked hard to bring the permanent home of the National Scout Jamboree to West Virginia and I am proud to see the World Scout Jamboree here this year to explore all that the Summit and the Mountain State have to offer. Enjoy your time in West Virginia and we look forward to having you all back again soon.”

For the first time since 1967, the World Scout Jamboree is being held in the United States. This year’s World Scout Jamboree theme, “Unlock a New World,” was designed for hardworking and dedicated Scouts to become exposed to new experiences, new cultures and new friends. The 24th World Scout Jamboree is an educational event that brings together tens of thousands of young men and women from over 120 countries around the world. With over two million youth volunteers and one million adult volunteers, Scouts make a huge difference in all communities across the globe. In 2018, there were more than 7.5 million hours of volunteer work completed among Eagle Scouts alone.