NASA's Stardust mission will be represented at this years 2001
National Scout Jamboree held July 23 to August 1, 2001 at Fort A.P.
Hill in Caroline County, Virginia on the sleeve of 4000 local San
Gabriel Valley boy scouts. The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Boy
Scouts of America has selected NASA's fourth Discovery Mission and
Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the best representation of the area in
which they live.
Troop patches will be traded throughout the week long event and troop
members will give presentations to other scouts across the United
States at this year's Jamboree about Stardust and the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. All participating troops have designed a "gateway" or
entrance into their camp site area. San Gabriel Valley troops gateway
will display atop a 22-foot (6.7 meters) tall by 33-foot (10.1 meters) wide gateway the Stardust
spacecraft encountering comet Wild 2 along with various Stardust
images and mission description. This years theme for the jamboree is
"Strong Values, Strong Leaders, Character Counts."
Fort A.P. Hill will welcome 37,000 Boy Scouts and 5,000 scout leaders
- and another 50,000 visitors daily during this years events. The
troop has designed 'gateway" which will be the entrance gate that
each troop prepares for the Jamboree. The Stardust mission has
supplied images to be used in the gateway display.