GLEN JEAN — The influx of more than 40,00 Scouts, leaders, staff and volunteers to the area has made the Jamboree City the fastest growing in the United States.
It is complete with a post office, a fire department and a newspaper of its own.
Situated on a portion of land in Fayette and Raleigh counties near Mount Hope, The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve houses and feeds all of the attendees.
"The Arnold Logistics Center is the process that operates the whole Summit," floor supervisor Brenda Howells said. "All the product that has gone out there — from the sleeping necessities, utilities, cots and all the products they're doing these activities with — everything has came through this warehouse.
"If it's out there, it came through here first."
The Edward H. and Jeanne Arnold Logistics Center is 75,000 square feet in the southwest portion of the Summit site. It is the nerve system of the Summit — receiving, assembling and distributing all supplies for the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
Howell said when a Scout or troop needs something, they call to the logistics operations center, and the staff send an email to Howells and her team to fill the orders.
Anywhere from 300 to 500 items leave the Center per day, Howells said.
"Definitely a lot of toilet paper," she said. "Tarps have been a hot item, mops have been a hot item, stress mats — things to cover up electrical cords for safety issues. Shade shelters, tents, canopies — we are sending out a lot of those.
"We see everything. Gatorade is a hot item because so much is going on out there and dehydration is a big factor. Between the heat and activities, we want to keep them hydrated," she said.