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Scouting Inspires New Generation to Reach for the Stars While Celebrating Iconic Connection to the 1969 Historic Moon Landing

Glen Jean, WV (July 19, 2019) – As 45,000 Scouts from over 150 countries prepare to kick of the 24thWorld Scout Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and NASA will come together to inspire today’s youth to expand their possibilities with a unique event that builds on Scouting’s iconic connection to the historic 1969 Moon landing.

Fifty years after NASA astronaut and Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong sent greetings from space to participants of the 1969 National Scout Jamboree, NASA astronaut Drew Morgan will inspire a new generation of Scouts directly from the International Space Station as he answers questions posed by Scouts attending the World Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia at 1:30 p.m. EDT on July 24. View it live at www.nasa.gov/nasatv

The World Scout Jamboree, which is held every four years, provides life-changing activities focused on adventure, sustainability, peace and community service. Inspired by the theme “Unlock a New World,” young men and women will celebrate the international tradition of Scouting during the two-week long 24th World Scout Jamboree that will take place in the United States for the first time since 1967.