Boy Scouts from the Verdugo Hills Council had a dry run on Saturday of what they'll be doing on their first day at the National Jamboree later this month at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.
Members put up their tents and eating areas and built their gateway, a wooden entrance to their individual campsite, decorated with icons that signify the Glendale and Burbank area, at the Boy Scouts' Camp Verdugo Oaks in Castaic.
Thirty-six boys were chosen from the council's troops in Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta and surrounding areas to attend the jamboree from July 26 to Aug. 4, which is a special year in that it's the 100th anniversary of the U.S. organization. The group of young men are now known as Troop 803, said Scoutmaster David Potter. Forty-six Boy Scouts filled out applications.
"Making the final selection was one of the hardest nights of my life," he said.