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Paynesville Press - August 31, 2005

Boy Scouts attend national jamboree

By Michael Jacobson

Nine Boy Scouts from Paynesville attended the 2005 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia in late July and early August.

Attending the gathering from Paynesville were: Jake Deadrick, Nathan Friederichs, Brad Hemmesch, Keegan Meagher, Donald Neu, Russell O'Fallon, Sam Rittenhouse, Josh Stern, and Brad Torborg.

boy scouts The Paynesville Boy Scouts traveled to Washington, D.C. and to Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia with a group from the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America. They left on Friday, July 22, and returned on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Attending the 2005 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia in late July and early August were the following Boy Scouts from Paynesville: (front) Sam Rittenhouse, Russell O'Fallon, Josh Stern, and Jake Deadrick; (back) Keegan Meagher, Brad Hemmesch, Nathan Friedrichs, Brad Torborg, and Donald Neu.

The group spent three days in Washington, D.C., sightseeing, touring the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the National Archives, Arlington National Cemetery, several museums, Mount Vernon, Fords Theater, and the following memorials (FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korea War Veterans Memorial, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Thousands of Boy Scouts attended the nine-day 2005 National Jamboree, where scouts camped and could participate in numerous activities and earn various badges. A highlight of the 2005 National Jamboree was President George W. Bush addressing the Boys Scouts on Sunday, July 31.

The next National Jamboree will be held in 2010, when the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate its 100th birthday.

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