Despite its name, the 2013 National Scout Jamboree includes many international Scouts, including Norwegian Scouts Christina Bjørseth, Susann Sørseth and Marte Krestiansen.
"Everyone's really friendly," says Bjørseth.
With tens of thousands of participants and visitors at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the Summit Bechtel Reserve's fire department is on call 24/7. They stand prepared for actual firefighting duties and will assist Summit emergency medical and rescue teams to rescue and treat patients injured in remote locations.
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.