Scouts will have the opportunity to earn the Search & Rescue merit badge at this year's U.S. military exhibit at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, says task force commander Jeff Westling, of Elizabeth City, N.C. The exhibit also features six different Coast Guard vessels and a H-60 helicopter, he says. The exhibit is adjacent to the Pools.
"Every time we [hold the jamboree], it's the biggest introduction to diving in history," says Bob Tallent, scuba staff leader.
At the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, a large new pool complex known as the Pools is open. Located by the road between Base Camp D and the Park, the Pools consist of four pools, a shower block and tents for bag storage and changing clothes. Each pool is four feet deep and 80 by 40 feet, holding 12,800 cubic feet of water.