And that's just for Nicholas County Schools. The Scouts are doing 39 projects in Nicholas County, Kingery said.
It's work that would have gotten done even without the Boy Scouts, but it would have taken a considerably longer time than 10 days, Kingery said.
"It probably would have gotten done, but over a period of 10 to 20 years," she said. "These are projects that are things that you'd like to have, [to] enhance the educational system, but they're projects that many times, unfortunately, because of financial situations and manpower, you have to put on the backburner."
The school system provided the materials and equipment.
Kingery estimates that the Boy Scouts service projects for the school system saved it about $200,000.
"It provided us the necessary manpower," Kingery said. "When you talk about bringing 300 people in to do projects -- that's a massive amount of work."
Scoutmaster David Braack of Fort Worth, Texas, said the community service projects are a way for the Boy Scouts to give back to West Virginia, since the Jamboree site is built here.
"I think [community service] teaches them values -- to do good for other people," Braack said.
Rick Stewart, superintendent for Norco Construction, which oversaw some of the construction projects at the school, said the Scout crews have done well with their projects.
"Some of the ones we had on Wednesday, I told the kids that were in that group -- there were only 10 of them -- I would hire all of them when they turned 18," Stewart said.
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