In North Carolina the Scouts movement is very popular among the youth. Every year many hundreds of kids congregate together to share some great times at the North Carolina Youth Jamboree. At this amazing even the Boy Scouts of America are joined by North Carolina 4H Club, Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts of America, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The goal of the Jamboree is to showcase the incredible programming which inspires and motivates kids to be and do the best that they can. The Scouts also have in mind to recruit new members, to develop future leaders, and to visit the various public and private youth agencies. But most of all the Scouts of North Carolina are there to have fun.
The Jamboree usually accommodates seven thousand participants, but there is no charge to join. However, each person who does come is asked to kindly bring one canned food item to be donated to a local charitable organization. Participants can either bring their own food for the gathering, or partake in the food that is available on site.
Major sponsors of the Youth Jamboree are: NC Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center.