Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 16, 2013

No shortage of W.Va. troopers for Scout jamboree

Associated Press

MOUNT HOPE —  It wasn’t difficult to find troopers willing to provide security and traffic control during the Boy Scouts of America’s national jamboree.

West Virginia State Police Superintendent Col. Jay Smithers says many troopers volunteered to work during the jamboree. A lot of them are former scouts.

Smithers tells The Register-Herald that he expects to have 60 troopers at the jamboree being held at the Summit Bechtel Family Scout Reserve in Fayette County. On days when additional security is needed, another 25 troopers could be added to the ranks.

Some troopers likely will work in plainclothes as needed to provide security.