Maddy said several other industries have fared better than local restaurants. Hotels have been booked solid, he said, and gasoline stations have made lots of money from passing trucks and car traffic over the last week.
Some restaurants have seen a slight business boost from people who work at the camp and stay in local hotels.
Campestre Mexican Restaurant has served carpenters and electricians from out of state.
But their business has boosted sales by only about 15 percent to 20 percent, manager Ignacio Aguirre said. That's far less than he expected.
Businesses have also served some National Guard members posted at the Jamboree.
Eva Pettri and Alan Cummings at the Family Coin Laundry have been banking on business from the National Guard. They have been trying to tempt Guardsmen down from the Summit by staying open for longer hours and offering a special military rate.
Pettri said her business has doubled since the Jamboree began. She had hoped for more. She said Jamboree organizers had said they would give her laundromat the official contract to wash all the clothes from event attendees.
Pettri had planned to hire more employees from the area and to keep the doors open all night to wash hundreds of dirty Scout uniforms. But at the last minute, she said, organizers decided to hire laundry trucks that feature washers and dryers for Scouts to use.
She said she does have one related contract to wash clothes -- about 10 bags daily -- for the Boy Scout Office of Philanthropy.
The adventure industry, on the other hand, has several formal contracts to serve the Boy Scouts. Many adventures companies have maintained a steady stream of customers.
Class VI Rafting, for example, has seen about 30 percent more customers since the Jamboree began, said Arnold, who founded and now co-owns Class VI. According to Arnold, the company sent about 800 regular tourists and 1,000 Boy Scouts down the New River on Saturday.
Arnold was pleased with the boost. As a member of the original Jamboree planning committee, he said he had a more "realistic" projection for the profits that he would receive from the event.
ACE Adventure Resort has also has a steady stream of visitors, including about 5,000 boy scouts, according to Beth Gill, the resort's director of marketing.
"We thought it was going to be a little bit busier," Gill said.
Reach Laura Reston at laura.res...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5112.