Thousands of lucky Scouts will be at Fort A. P. Hill in Virginia for the 1989 National Scout Jamboree. We'll have our own troop jamboree next week, but I'm not going to kid you that it will be as spectacular as the national jamboree.
Still we can have plenty of fun ourselves, And we can certainly share in the jamboree spirit.
What's that? Well, the jamboree spirit is the spirit of Scouting and the idea that Scouts everywhere are brothers. . To me at least it's a marvelous feeling to know that all over the country - and in 115 other countries around the world - Scouts like us pledge themselves to the same ideals and purposes that we do. It's a mighty brotherhood and one I'm proud to belong to.
Next week, as we gather for our own jamboree, let's take a moment to think about jamboree spirit and the brotherhood of Scouting. And let's give thanks for our opportunity to be members of that brotherhood and share in the fun, adventure, and service that Scouting offers us.