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Residents briefed on impact of Scout Jamboree

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. -- The Boy Scouts of America held a meeting to tell Fayette County residents what to expect from next month's 2013 National Scout Jamboree.

The Register-Herald of Beckley reports (http://bit.ly/11kmVEB ) that about three dozen people attended Thursday's meeting in Mount Hope. Another meeting is set for June 27.

More than 35,000 Scouts are expected to attend the jamboree July 15-24 at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve in Fayette County.

Transportation Management Services has been contracted to manage traffic. Tom Rickheim of TMS compares it to putting on a "miniature Olympics." An estimated 225 buses and 6,000 cars will be parked at a lot in Bradley.

Officials say restaurants and hotels can expect some increase in business from thousands of visitors, exhibitors and sponsors.


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