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High tech Boy Scout anniversary

Hunter Rich, a scout from Spokane, disassembles an old computer at a display at the Boys Scouts of America Centennial celebration Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center.  The activity is partly about trying recycle or reuse parts of old technology, and partly to let the kids delve into technology without fear of breaking it. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Hunter Rich, a scout from Spokane, disassembles an old computer at a display at the Boys Scouts of America Centennial celebration Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The activity is partly about trying recycle or reuse parts of old technology, and partly to let the kids delve into technology without fear of breaking it. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Hunter Rich, a scout from Spokane, disassembles an old computer at a display at the Boys Scouts of America Centennial celebration Saturday, May 22, 2010

BOWLING GREEN, Va. – More than 45,000 Boy Scouts and scoutmasters gathered Saturday evening for the 2010 National Scout Jamboree as the Boy Scouts of America celebrated its 100th anniversary – with technical upgrades such as Wi-Fi.

Over the past week thousands of Scouts trekked from around the world to Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia to take part in the ultimate summer camp.

William D. Boyce, the founder of the Boy Scouts, couldn’t have imagined some of the changes as the organization adjusts to the digital age. Among them is Wi-Fi. Thanks to AT&T, Scouts at the jamboree have unlimited Wi-Fi access and can call home or update their Facebook accounts. Full story.

Were you a Boy Scout? If so, what did you learn from scouting?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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