"For me, being 'the girl' is normal. It's always been like that," she said. "I've been living in a man's world."
The 10-day celebration, which was equipped with everything from zip lines and BMX courses to scuba diving, will end today, and Boy Scouts from across the globe will return home.
"I'm sad. There's all this activity, it's so alive and abuzz, and then it's quiet," National Boy Scout Jamboree Director Larry Pritchard said Tuesday.
Now, the next step is to clean up the 10,000-acre site, which could extend through the end of August, according to Pritchard.
"A really pleasant thing is we've seen Scouts are taking care of themselves," he said. "There's not a lot of litter, and our recycling plan at campsites has worked well."
Pritchard said his team will be "laying the groundwork" for the 2017 Jamboree as soon as he receives feedback from "reaction reports" that were widely distributed to Scouts, unit leaders, volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors.
Plans for a "high-adventure program" at the Summit site are already in the works for next summer.
Among the successful changes he's seen at this year's event is the new camping layout, Pritchard said.
"We were intentional with how we had them camp. In the past, whole groups from certain areas stayed together. This year we mixed everybody up so that one troop from New York was next to a troop from Missouri," he said. "I hope those relationships were an important thing to take away."
Pritchard said that while he's awaiting more feedback, he's confident that the much-anticipated event lived up to the hype.
"I think that we'll hear that expectations were exceeded. They knew about our physical plan, but you have to see it to believe it. You don't know what a 100-yard skateboard park looks like until you're there," he said. "I hope they go back home and tell their stories, and bring friends back with them the next time."
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