They listed the adventure activities as highlights of the trip.
Sheridan said he particularly enjoyed the massive climbing wall, while Nickels enjoyed zooming above the treetops on the zip lines that crisscross the Jamboree site. He fired a shotgun for the first time last week and went whitewater rafting.
Assistant Scoutmaster Bill Merk also took advantage of those adventure activities.
For the past few days, Merk has explored the campsite. He was particularly impressed by the STEM Initiative projects and the sustainability work the Boy Scouts offered during the Jamboree.
For instance, Scouts at the Jamboree took on service projects and embraced robotics, computer science, smartphone apps and social media.
Those programs expose the boys to important career opportunities and instill valuable lessons on the youngsters, Merk said.
"It's all about leadership," he said. "It's teaching them teamwork in an outdoor setting."
After 10 days, though, many Scouts have had enough of the outdoors. Cain Aronson, for example, has been looking forward to not living in a tent.
"I miss having real amenities," he said.
Despite the rustic facilities, though, Aronson said he enjoyed the days he spent on a West Virginia mountaintop and he cherishes the friendships he's forged with Scouts from around the world.
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