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BECKLEY -

For months, hospitals in our area have been expecting the worst for the week of the jamboree.

Friday we went into the emergency department at Raleigh General Hospital and five days into the jamboree, ER doctors say they're actually breathing easy.

Doctors say the worst injuries they've seen this week are wrist, arm and leg fractures.

While it's not as bad as they thought managers say they're not cutting down on any resources.
     
They tell me that no employee was allowed to take off for the 10 jamboree days and they have each position staffed about 3 or 4 people deep.

"It's not nearly as bad as what we've expected but we're halfway through there's still a lot of high risk activities to be done and a lot of changing weather so we're not going to back off of our intensity," said Steven Nathanson, ER doctor.

Doctors and staff said so far it's been amazing working with the boy scouts they've been nothing but appreciative.