WATCH LIVE: President Trump Visits 2017 National Scout Jamboree to Deliver Speech
President Donald Trump will be in West Virginia Monday to visit the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. He will address more than 40,000 boy scouts at 6:15 p.m.
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This visit will make Trump the eight president to attend and give a speech at the National Scout Jamboree. While the camp is usually open to visitors, it will be closed to the public while the president is there.
This jamboree will mark 80 years since the first jamboree in Washington D.C. in 1937, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended. It takes place every four years and is a time for boy scouts across the nation to attend workshops, participate in activities, and earn badges. This will be the second jamboree that takes place at The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, which they acquired in 2009 and is now the permanent home for all future national jamborees.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a former boy scout and previous president of the Boy Scouts of America, visited the jamboree on July 21 to give a speech.
President Obama did not attend the two jamborees that happened during his time as president. In 2010 he was invited to the jamboree to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts. Obama turned them down and instead appeared on The View that day. A video went viral of Boy Scouts booing President Obama when they played his recorded speech at the jamboree. The last national jamboree took place in 2013, but Obama declined the invitation again.
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