Boy Scout Troop 70 left for The Netherlands on July 16 for a 24-day tour of the country.
The 13 troop members and three scout leaders will participate in the Haarlem Jamborette, a European scout gathering to be held at Haarlem, The Netherlands. The 10-day event will be attended by scouts from all over Europe. While Troop 70 participates in Jamborette ceremonies in Haarlem, the Bechtel Summit in Fayette County will host the 24th World Scout Jamboree with 43,000 scouts attending.
Troop 70’s European itinerary includes visiting the Rijks Museum and the van Gogh Museum, exploring North Holland and Amsterdam, touring the Ann Frank house, biking to Ft. Eben-Emael in Belgium and taking a train to Maastricht to tour museums and castles there. They will also visit the American Cemetery and Memorial, the only American military cemetery in the Netherlands, where rest 8,291 U.S. World War II military dead. During their stay the scouts will be hosted by the Kameleon Kinheim scout troop in Haarlem.