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International Scouting at the 2017 National Jamboree

Although most Scouts and Scouters at the Jamboree are from the United States, more than 700 international Scouts and Scouters also will be joining in the fun.

The Scouts who are traveling from across the globe come from 59 different countries. Saleh G., the youth leader of the Egyptian contingent, is looking forward to the Big Zip, while the rest of his contingent is anticipating the BMX courses, aquatics activities and especially the Jamboree shows.

“We are all excited for everything,” Saleh said. The members of his contingent are especially looking forward to the aquatics activities and campfire programs during the Jamboree because both are scarce in Egypt.

While these participants are at the Jamboree, take the opportunity to meet them and learn about their country, culture and their Scouting organization, you will remember them the rest of your lives.

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