Today, Eagle Scout Scott Teare, secretary general for the World Organization of the Scout Movement, was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award during a ceremony at the Summit Bechtel Reserve. His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, the king of Sweden, was on hand for the festivities during the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
While each Eagle Scout is remarkable in his own right, few are truly exceptional. Those who excel in their professions and in service to their communities are eligible to receive the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, which is awarded by the National Eagle Scout Association.
"I was just blown away," Teare said in a NESA statement. "I have awards from all around the world, but nothing compares to this."
The largest Order of the Arrow service corps in history is aiming to make a big difference at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, through their help with daily programs and crowd control. The corps is 700 brothers strong.
The OA's Day of Service, involving Arrowmen, Scouts, Scouters, and Venturers, will help improve the Summit Bechtel Reserve and surrounding communities. In the spirit of Scouting and the OA, all campers participate in a day of community service taking place during one of their program days.
In preparation for the arrival of over 30,000 Scouts and Venturers at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree, the search and rescue teams conducted drills to assure their abilities to find participants, staff members or visitors lost in the Summit Bechtel Reserve's expansive wilderness. Those teams work in conjunction with the jamboree's fire service, EMS and security department, as well as with the National Guard.