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Scouts come to the Boro for Jamborama 2010
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Boy Scouts from the Coastal Empire get their 'Push Cart' Derby entry ready. - photo by JAMES HEALY/staff

Boy Scouts from the Coastal Empire Council came to the Kiwanis Fairgrounds this weekend for Scout Jamborama 2010.

The Jamborama is part of the 100th anniversary celebrating the founding of the Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts arrived in Statesboro Friday, the Cub Scouts on Saturday and both groups will camp out tonight at the Fairgrounds.

Will Britt, the Boy Scouting district executive for the Ogeechee District, said 600-700 scouts and familes were expected, but more than 1,300 had come out by Saturday afternoon. “I don’t think people understand how many boys are involved with scouting in Statesboro and the entire Coastal Empire. This is just a great event.”

Britt said the Push Cart Derby is a human size version of the Pinewood Derby that features Matchbox size cars.