Volunteers for World Scout Jamboree arrive at Ruby Welcome Center

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FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — With close to 50,000 scouts coming from all corners of the globe to the World Scout Jambore, someone needs to help get scouts where they need to go.

That is when the volunteers started pouring into the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve.

Eric Chase is a Registration Team Manager for the Jamboree. He said he saw a lot of kindness displayed among the scout community, including an incident where two volunteers arrived in the United States to help, but the scouts were not expecting them.

“We had two ISTs from the French Philippines that came in and they weren’t registered,” Chase said.

Eric helped the two volunteers get registered for the Jamboree and put them through the training required on the spot. He said he got chills from the experience.

“And at the end of it, they presented me with a shell necklace just to thank me and hugged me and said you’re our first friend here in the U.S.A.,” Chase said.

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