Thousands of Cub and Boy Scouts learned practical skills while having fun at this weekend's Centennial Council Jamboree at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.
The event was a joint effort between the San Gabriel Valley and Verdugo Hills councils of Boy Scouts of America and held in honor of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting coming to United States, said Lou Schwing, vice president of the program for the Verdugo Hills Council.
The council draws boys from Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge and surrounding communities.
"It was a much bigger event than we anticipated, but all seemed to have a good time," Schwing said. "The kids were in good spirits, and so were their leaders."
The reason for the jamboree was to have fun, but it also gave Scouts a chance to mingle with others from different ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, he added.