West Virginia National Guard Creates Task Force for The Summit

One big thing the BSA lost when moving away from Fort A.P. Hill as their jamboree site is the support from the Army. This week the West Virginia National Guard stepped up to fill these shoes. They announced a multi-agency task for to support the Boy Scouts of America during the 2013 National Jamboree.

The task force will be headed by West Virginia’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, member departments are the National Guard, Department of Transportation, Department of Health and Human Services and other government agencies.

During the gathering of over 50,000 participants and 200,000 visitors, the BSA relies on services and support from various government organizations. The task force centralizes and organizes the various roles supporting the event.

Source: The Register-Herald

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