"We scheduled Peyton List, who is a teen star on the Disney TV show 'Jessie.' She plays the role of Emma, " McCracken said. "Normally we bring a teen star later in July, but we wanted to bring them in earlier this year to have it as an offering for guys and girls involved in Scouting."
Brian Belcher, Yeager Airport's director of marketing and air service development, said the airport is already seeing volunteers and staff flying in from all over the country.
"We didn't have a total Boy Scout count, but we knew the staff and volunteers would be flying in here for the most part," Belcher said. "They're leaving every two hours - from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. - this week. Staff is waiting on buses or loading to go to the Jamboree."
The airport is staying busy with uniform-clad staff members and is prepared to stage extra buses if necessary.
Belcher said the airport also is prepared to accommodate Scouts and other staff at the terminal if needed.
He said a concerned mother called notifying him that her son, who is a Scout, will arrive later than the shuttle. He said while the airport would do that anyway, Belcher said there is also a military room in the lobby that can accommodate Scouts and staff who need to spend the night there.
The airport will continue to fly in many of the staff and volunteers through the remainder of the week, and Scouts may be coming in a little later on.
"We can only take as many seats as we have - our preparations are to handle the maximum amount of traffic. And we're seeing heavy loads."
"We're just really prepared to handle whatever it is, whatever comes our way."
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