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World Jamboree: Scouts scale heights to learn important lesson on environmental sustainability

By MATT COMBS, CNHI News West Virginia

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. — On the grounds of the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County, brightly colored national flags wave as a multitude of languages are spoken by passing teenagers.

With Scouts from more than 150 countries represented at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, it may seem difficult to find common ground among the participants.

But every single Scout is a human being, and they all live on planet Earth. Because of that shared bond, the organizers of the event have chosen to make environmental sustainability a key component in this Jamboree’s mission.

The commitment to environmental sustainability from the organizers includes a sustainability pledge from the participants, a recycling plan and activities designed to get the Scouts interested and motivated about the environment and sustainability. …

Read more: https://www.bdtonline.com/news/world-jamboree-scouts-scale-heights-to-learn-important-lesson/article_b76d2060-adb2-11e9-8d17-d708d952a13c.html

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