Boy Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

Boy Scouts paraded in the District on Sunday.
Boy Scouts paraded in the District on Sunday. (Jahi Chikwendiu/the Washington Post)

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Boy Scouts are prepared to celebrate 100 years

-- The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100th anniversary at the National Scout Jamboree.

The 10-day camp-out and gathering of more than 46,000 Boy Scouts, leaders and volunteers began Monday at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia, where they set up more than 18,000 tents and 3,600 kitchens. Scouts between the ages of 12 and 18 participate in the jamboree.

Numerous anniversary events are scheduled throughout the jamboree. Among them is a ceremony Tuesday releasing a new 44-cent stamp honoring scouting. The U.S. Postal Service called the group "famous for serving others and helping their community."

Jeremy Biedny, a 15-year-old Boy Scout from Minnesota, will introduce the stamp with Postal Service officials. He developed a passion for stamp-collecting as a young scout after earning a stamp-collecting badge.

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