From the Boy Scouts Jamboree: Live From the Conservation Trail
Posted July 26, 2010
By Tim Madhanagopal
Held every four years, the exciting and inspiring National Scout Jamboree is running today through August 4 in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, where WEF members from all over the country will staff a super hands-on exhibit to teach scouts about water. This is the fourth time WEF has hosted a Jamboree exhibit to educate scouts about watersheds, wastewater treatment and infrastructure, prevention of sewer clogs due to grease blockages, water quality monitoring, and a cleaner global water environment. We’re expecting some 16,000 scouts to go through our exhibit, one stop on their way toward earning a conservation patch and a commemorative WEF pin. They will also be able to complete partial requirements for earning their Soil and Water Conservation merit badge and have an opportunity to get their pictures taken with an earth ball.
You can get a taste of the action even if you’re not here because we’ll be posting pictures from the field throughout the week, and volunteers who still have some energy after long days in the exhibit will be posting their observations, too. It takes a lot of time and commitment to pull this off, and we sincerely appreciate all the support of our dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors. Click here to see volunteers and our schedule. Meanwhile, thanks for your interest in WEF’s Jamboree exhibit, and please check back soon for more pictures and comments on this awesome educational experience.