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We've only got a few more days until Southern West Virginia will see literally thousands of more guests in our area.

Area businesses aren't complaining, either. Local gas stations and convenience stores are happy to sell official Boy Scout Jamboree merchandise. A cashier with the Little General store in Ghent told 59News the Jamboree is already good for business as well as the community.

"People are so excited about the Boy Scouts coming to town. We've sold several hats and T-shirts. Mostly younger kids are buying the merchandise. Everybody around here is really excited about it, we're pretty excited about it too. That's all everybody's been talking about. It's good for our store, it's good for West Virginia," Samantha Mackay said.

The Boy Scout Jamboree is July 15-24.




Official Boy Scout Jamboree merchandise has been popping up at many gas stations and convenience stores in Southern West Virginia recently, all in anticipation of the thousands of newcomers to the area in the next few weeks.

59News spoke with locals to see how this is helping the local economy. Stay tuned at 6, 10 and 11 p.m.