NORFOLK, NE — Three Norfolk scouts travel over a thousand miles to partake in the best adventure scouting has to offer.
Laikon Ames, Riley Ingebritson and Ryan Yost were three of 40,000 Boy Scouts from all over the world attending the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. The boys were gone for two weeks and first flew in to Washington D.C.
“I don’t really know where to begin.” Yost says. “It was all just wonderful. Just going to Washington D.C. and seeing the capital and everything like that was so breathtaking. Then at the summit it was just ‘wow’ I’m here.”
They even got to see President Donald Trump speak.
“We were within a football field of the President. His speech was touching and also very funny to listen to…That’s where I got the saying, ‘don’t lose your touch’.”
From D.C. they made the trip up to beautiful West Virginia.
The boys say while the trip was long they were able to pass the time singing.
In West Virginia is where the real fun began, they were able to go hiking, mountain biking and even white river rafting. The boys say it was also an awesome to get to meet other scouts from all over the world. They also got to trade boy scout swag with other scouts.
Not all Boy Scouts got to go on the trip. All three boys spent last year fundraising the majority of the money in order to go.
In two years the United States will be hosting the International Jamboree, all three boys plan to go.
All three boys are in different troops and all of them play sports on top of being a scout.