Long-Standing Tradition Continues With President Trump Visiting National Jamboree

It’s a Jamboree tradition that dates back to the very first Jamboree.

Since the early 1900s, presidents have always stopped by to speak to the future of America.

President Donald Trump continued this long-standing tradition by becoming the 8th President of the United States to visit and speak to thousands of boy scouts during the 2017 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.

Now, eight of the 12 U.S. presidents who were in office since the Boy Scouts’ beginning, have shown up in person to speak to scouts about leadership and hard work.

“There are many great honors that come with the job of being President of the United States, but looking out at this incredible gathering of mostly young patriots, I’m especially proud to speak to you as the Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America,” President Trump said to thousands of scouts.

I became a tradition since President Roosevelt, who was a boy scout himself, made an appearance at the first Jamboree in 1937. And although Trump was never a boy scout, he said he knows how important this brotherhood is for the future of our country.

“The values, traditions, and skills you learn here will serve your throughout your lives. And just as importantly, they will serve your families, your cities, and in the future and in the present, will serve your country,” he said.

And like every President has done in the past, President Trump left the boys scouts with a very important message.

He told them, “You are the young people of character integrity who will serve as leaders in our communities and uphold the sacred values of our nation.”

The Boy Scouts of America leaders could not agree more.

Lee Burger, a boy scout leader and explorer for the National Geographic told us,  “This is the future. These are the people who are going to change the future. The young boys that are here, and girls that are here, are the people who are interested in the future of this planet. They’re outdoorsy. They believe in the natural world, and they’re all natural explorers. It’s really important that they engage with the President and that the President, more importantly, engages with them. Engages with the future.”

And so far, the future looks great!

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