Local Scouts excited for Jamboree - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News, Weather, Sports

Local Scouts excited for Jamboree

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friends of McDowell County Train Fatality speak out, Ask for Donations

    Friday, August 22 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 23:46:55 GMT
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
    Tragedy strikes on train tracks in southern West Virginia. One person is dead and two others hurt after coming too close to a train in McDowell County.
  • NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    NEW DETAILS: Tips leads to sex offender's capture in Princeton

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:22:55 GMT
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
    State Troopers out of Princeton, WV confirmed that they are looking for Christopher Lee Tolliver, a registered sex offender. Tolliver was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014, but failed to show up.
  • Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Family left homeless in Raysal, McDowell County after a fire rips through their house

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:19:25 GMT
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.
    A fire late Thursday night leaves a family in McDowell County homeless. Everyone was able to get out of the home in Raysal safely, but a friend of the family, who saved their dog, told us it was a very close call.

They're loading up and they're moving out! Dozens of Boy Scouts from all over West Virginia met at the Cross Roads Mall to pack-up and ship out for the Jamboree.

Their journey starts with a trip to Washington D.C. to meet up with 40,000 Scouts coming from across the country.

The Scouts will tour the nations capital before making their way to the Jamboree site. 59News caught up with some local scouts to find out what they are most excited about!

"The climbing courses, the ropes, the repelling, the rock climbing and zip lining," Liam Jenkins, of Lewisburg said.

"I am excited to be there and to be one of the first girls and I am just excited to have the experience," Betsy Horton of Princeton said.

Stick with 59News during the week of the Jamboree.  The Jamboree kicks off on Monday, July 15.