CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 2013 National Boy Scout Jamboree, which kicked off Monday, is welcoming Scouts from across the nation - and the globe.
Tsuguto Tano, Hideomi Arai, Naoka Kitamnia, Hinata Kanayama, Fumitoshi Mizukaki and Toshiyuki Kawabata jumped in the air for souvenir photos at Yeager Airport while waiting for a bus to take them to The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Fayette and Raleigh counties.
Some of them had been to America before, but it was everybody's first time in West Virginia. Scouting began in England in 1907. The program had universal appeal and spread across the world. It is not the largest voluntary youth movement in the world, with a membership of more than 25 million, according to the Boy Scouts website.