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Occoneechee Council to Host NC Youth Jamboree

Youth Groups to Gather April 24 to Show Skills and Achievements

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PRLog (Press Release) - Apr. 14, 2010 - (Raleigh, NC)--The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will host the NC Youth Jamboree at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 24.  The Youth Jamboree will give local Scout troops and other youth organizations a chance to showcase their skills and learn about other community groups. The NC Department of Agriculture and BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina will sponsor the event.  

“The NC Youth Jamboree is a unique event because it allows Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts to not only show what they have been working on throughout the year; but it gives them the opportunity to learn about other troops and organizations,” said John Akerman, Scout Executive of the Occoneechee Council.  “I’m also excited to have the participation of the Girl Scouts, 4-H Club, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  We have a lot of fun events planned, so it will be a great way to celebrate the achievements of our scouts and other organizations.”        

The NC Youth Jamboree coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the BSA, offering a fun and informative way to celebrate the accomplishments of local troops and organizations.  The Jamboree will feature military displays, challenge courses and continuous live music, to name a few of the exciting events taking place.  The festivities will conclude with an arena show and youth celebration featuring special guests such as NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.  

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all youth in central North Carolina ages 6-18.  Admission is free with the donation of two canned goods.  For more information about the NC Youth Jamboree, please visit ncyouthjamboree.org.

Media Contacts:

Rodger Skirvin
Occoneechee Council
1-800-662-7102 x 239   
rodger.skirvin@scouting.org

or

Graham Wilson
PRStreet  
(919) 467-5567
gwilson@prstreet.com

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About The Occoneechee Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and serves the following North Carolina counties: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake, and Warren. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Occoneechee Council, visit www.ocscouts.org or call 800-662-7102.

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