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Truckee Scouts attend Jamboree

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Three members of Truckee’s Boy Scout Troop 267 recently attended the National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, near Bowling Green, Va.

Truckee Scouts Andy Lynch, Tom Lynch and Eric Maass spent 10 days at the Jamboree, which is held once every four years. The teens also toured the Washington, D.C. area for five days before the Jamboree.

While at the Jamboree, the teens took part in numerous events including auto mechanic activities performed on a Nascar race car owned by the U.S. Marines, special arena shows by various performers with all 35,000 Scouts in attendance, and a special message from President George W. Bush. Bush was scheduled to address the scouts in person, but bad weather on that day prevented his attendance.

The Truckee scouts were part of a special Jamboree troop made up of 25 boys and three adults. Members of the troop lived in Truckee and northern Nevada.

Truckee businesses, clubs and individuals assisting the scouts financially were the Truckee Optimists, Countryside Carpets, Dave and Linda Brown, the Truckee Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Truckee, All-Star Carpet Care, Truckee Rents, Cabona’s, Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company, Plumas Bank, and the International Order of Odd Fellows.


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