CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is continuing to prepare for the Boy Scouts of America's upcoming national jamboree. More than 40,000 Scouts and leaders are expected to attend the national gathering that occurs every four years.
The jamboree runs July 15-24 at the Summit outdoor adventure site in Southern West Virginia.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this week issued a proclamation enabling the rapid deployment of additional emergency services to nine counties.
During the event, about 6,000 Scouts will perform off-site community-service projects in Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties.