You may have heard there’s a big party at the Summit this summer, a little get-together called the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
But did you know that just an hour northwest of the BSA’s extravaganza sits the hip, historic city of Charleston, W.Va.?
West Virginia’s capital city has a host of opportunities hand-picked for packs, troops, teams, crews, and Scout families visiting the area this summer. And they’re extending a formal invitation to make Charleston a stop on your itinerary before, during, or after you visit, attend, or serve on staff at the jamboree.
The video embedded below — made just for Scouts and Scouters — spotlights a lot of what Charleston offers, much of it available for free or just a few bucks.
Some of the event highlights around jamboree time include: Live on the Levee, a free concert on July 12 headlined by American Idol winner Kris Allen; a July 13 free family movie night on the University of Charleston campus; several West Virginia Power minor-league baseball games; and a live taping of Mountain Stage, the popular two-hour music radio show.
And if you need a place to stay, that’s available for cheap at the University of Charleston’s residence halls.