BECKLEY, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller says Boy Scouts understand the importance of community service.

As part of his “Summer of Service” tour of West Virginia, Rockefeller sat down with a group of Boy Scouts and troop leaders from across the state in Beckley on Friday.

He was highlighting the public service projects the Scouts will be part of during next week’s National Boy Scout Jamboree.

“I want to thank all of you here today who helped make this Jamboree possible, including many of our businesses, first responders and so many other community volunteers who have been preparing for, and anticipating, this very special event,” the Senator said.

“It is because of your enthusiasm and dedication to the Boy Scouts that the Jamboree became a reality in West Virginia.”

Through the Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative, coordinated through the West Virginia Citizens Conservation Corps, upwards of 6,000 Boy Scouts will be engaged in more than 350 projects in nine West Virginia counties.

It will be the largest community service effort of its kind in the country and a first for the Jamboree.

The National Boy Scout Jamboree runs from July 16-July 24 at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean.

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  • DWL

    Nothing like a liberal “charging” the fairy scouts. Leave it to ole carpetbagger Jay to craw from beneath his rock to encourage his queer sense of direction.

  • thornton

    I reckon the Boy Scouts got a charge out of it.
    Really, that's all that matters and where the focus should be....not on an aged carpetbagger who latched onto WVa like a tick on a dog's ear.

  • derek

    OOP's I'm sorry was I being too Politically correct?

  • derek

    News Flash!!!! Boy Scouts name has now been changed to Gay Scouts.

  • MyView

    Thought this nut job was not running for re-election.

  • mauldawg

    Jay as is Joe not a friend of WV. Just 2 more BHO puppets. Cant wait for them both to retire. Joe has been the bigger sham to me. He has lied to us more than once. Neither of them IMO will be missed. As for the BSA I will not support them in any way. Just another group led down the wrong path by the left. What a shame. The BSA at one time were a great American way for boys to grow up to become men,not now. They have went the way of the GSA. Which has become an arm of PPH.Another waste of Americas youth.

  • AX MAN

    I thought the opening statement would be by Barney Frank

  • 2XLPatriot

    Take your medicine and go back to bed Jay.

  • wvtd

    only thing good about this liberal is that he is retiring back to new York. to bad he can not take the rest with him.

  • CaptainQ

    This is GREAT!

    With Rockefeller showing up at the Jamboree, maybe it'll distract the press (both the Main Stream Media AND Right Wing Media) from focusing on all the hoopla over permitting gay kids into the scouts.

    For once, Jay Rockefeller will actually be performing a USEFUL function. Gotta give'm credit for that.