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FAYETTE COUNTY -

With about a month to go until tens-of-thousands Boy Scouts and their families will be touching down in the mountain state for the National Jamboree, the National Park Service is busy training volunteers.

59News got an inside look at a handful of volunteers being trained. Volunteers will be educating the scouts on the history of the National Park Service and the mountain state.

One volunteer all the way from Kanawha County shares with our crews why he got involved.

"I'd like to see a lot of the kids that come here from other places form a more positive opinion of our state as we do get a bad rep sometimes in the national media, most of the people have never been here and don't know any better," Bobby Iddings from St. Albans said.

Iddings was a former Boy Scout from a troop in Oak Hill and said he always is a proud supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.  He will be making the drive from St. Albans to Fayette County for the week of the Jamboree.  Iddings said he wants to give back and help the visitors enjoy the beauty of the mountain state.

Volunteers like Iddings will be educating the scouts on the history of the national park service and the mountain state.