Embarking on Adventure: Muskingum Valley Council, Troop 4324, at the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree!

*Wednesday Morning, July 19th, 2023*

The wait is over, and the excitement is palpable as the Council Contingent for Muskingum Valley Council, Troop 4324, gears up for an incredible journey to the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. This diverse troop of 26 Scouts and 6 adults will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, from July 19th to July 28th. Here, they will immerse themselves in an experience that promises camaraderie, learning, and the conquering of challenges that will forge memories to last a lifetime.

At the heart of this enthusiastic group stands their determined Senior Patrol Leader, Matthew C., who reflects the spirit and attitude shared by every scout in the troop. He confidently states, “The adventure will have many ups and downs, but as scouts, we will push through and overcome any challenge presented.” With such inspiring leadership and a can-do mindset, Troop 4324 is undoubtedly destined for greatness at the National Jamboree.

Scoutmaster Zechariah Bauer, in his own words, expresses his anticipation for the upcoming journey, “I am excited to see our scouts try new things, make new friends, and have many new experiences and challenges.” With his support and guidance, the scouts of Troop 4324 can approach the Jamboree with the confidence to explore uncharted territories and embrace the opportunities for personal growth.

The Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree is a hallmark event that only takes place once every four years. It brings together scouts from across the country for a truly immersive and unforgettable experience. The Summit Bechtel Reserve, with its state-of-the-art facilities and diverse program offerings, provides the perfect platform for the scouts to engage in activities that foster personal growth and teamwork.

Throughout the Jamboree, the 26 Scouts of Troop 4324, along with their dedicated adult leaders, will have the chance to participate in various educational programs, showcasing the Boy Scouts’ commitment to leadership development, character-building, and community service. From high-adventure activities like rock climbing and zip-lining to immersive experiences in sustainability and conservation efforts, each scout will have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and discover their full potential.

As they embark on this grand adventure in The Summit Bechtel Reserve, the scouts of Troop 4324 carry with them not only their personal aspirations but also the pride of Muskingum Valley Council. They have been diligently preparing for this event, mastering their camping skills, and studying the Scout Oath and Law that guide them in their journey to becoming exemplary citizens and leaders.

Beyond the thrill of the Jamboree’s activities lies the chance to forge lasting bonds with fellow scouts from different parts of the nation. Friendships will be kindled, cultural exchanges will take place, and the sense of unity within the Boy Scouts of America fraternity will grow even stronger. These connections will go far beyond the Jamboree’s duration and will form an essential part of the scouts’ lives as they return home with newfound experiences and knowledge.

For their families and friends back home, the pride and anticipation are immeasurable. They have witnessed the dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm of these 26 Scouts and 6 adult leaders throughout their journey, and now they eagerly await to hear stories of their triumphs and the challenges they have conquered.

As the sun rises on Wednesday morning, the Council Contingent for Muskingum Valley Council, Troop 4324,  sets off on a path that will lead them to The Summit Bechtel Reserve for the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. They carry with them the values and principles instilled by the Boy Scouts of America: preparedness, responsibility, and an unwavering determination to make a positive impact on their community and the world.

To Senior Patrol Leader Matthew C., Scoutmaster Zechariah Bauer, and every scout of Troop 4324, as well as all the scouts attending the Jamboree, we wish you the very best on this remarkable journey. Embrace every moment, savor the challenges, cherish the friendships, and return home with hearts full of pride and a sense of accomplishment.

May your adventure at The Summit Bechtel Reserve for the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree be one that inspires you to reach new heights, strengthening your spirit as scouts and as responsible citizens of our shared world. Push through, overcome, and let the scout motto, “Be Prepared,” guide you to success!

Godspeed and good luck!