One of world Scouting's staunchest supporters, Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, drew a crowd on Friday as he attended an award ceremony and then viewed part of the Summit, greeting and talking with American Scouts as he strolled the grounds.
An important point about regal protocol: His Majesty insists on exchanging pleasantries here by using the Scout handshake.
After a 6,000 mile journey around the country, a special cross constructed of white oak from the Summit Bechtel Reserve will be used in Methodist and Catholic services Sunday, says Rev. Greg Godwin, a chaplain in Base Camp D.
"I never thought it would be used that way," says Godwin about the cross, which several years ago started out as a request for leftover timber from the Summit construction site.
"It's okay to get dirty. The dirt washes off. The dirt's the thing that keeps us connected," said Eagle Scout Mike Rowe at this afternoon's 2013 National Scout Jamboree stadium show, which left a crowd of over 60,000 Scouts, Venturers and visitors inspired and excited.
Rowe, known for being the host of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe on the Discovery network, told Scouts that getting your hands dirty, working hard, and learning a skill will always pays off.