Authorities with the New River Gorge National River Headquarters said the area will see about 50,000 extra people during the two weeks of the World Scout Jamboree.
Julena Campbell with the New River Gorge National River Headquarters said scouts from all over the world are expected to be on the river and walking the trails daily to explore.
“We are really excited to showcase the New River Gorge National River and this part of southern West Virginia on an international stage, so we’re excited to see so many people come. One of the things that we’re actually going to be doing is staffing a tent up on the summit so that we’re able to contact scouts and their leaders every day,” Campbell said.
Officials with the New River Gorge National River hired additional staff members who can speak multiple languages to make sure the scouts and leaders get the best experience possible in southern West Virginia.