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

Local Scouts excited for Jamboree

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Victim identified in fatal accident near Cyclone, WV

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:11:16 GMT
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
    According to officials in Wyoming County, the driver was thrown from the vehicle.
  • Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Man accused of selling drugs near school faces jury in Tazewell, VA

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:40:49 GMT
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
    A trial began in Tazewell County on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 for a man who is accused of selling drugs. Joseph Panagopoulas is charged with Distribution of a Schedule II Drug, Distribution on School Property and Conspiracy.
  • WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    WV Wilderness group fights against gas companies over pipeline in Pocahontas County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:40:53 GMT
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.
    The West Virginia Wilderness group has been fighting three gas companies for months, who want to put a pipeline in Pocahontas County .Lauren Ragland is the founder of West Virginia Wilderness and said the pipeline does not belong in Pocahontas County.

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.