Education: Loyal, Helpful, Kind ...

The big boom of the aerial bomb still echoed through the hills around Valley Forge Park, Pa. when a 160-piece Boy Scout band struck up the national anthem. Four Eagle Scouts stepped forward to unfurl a huge American flag. At that instant, hundreds of other flags appeared at the tops of poles scattered throughout a vast city of tents. Thus, last week, 52,000 Boy Scouts, participants in the biggest out-of-classroom educational enterprise in the U.S., opened the Fourth National Boy Scout Jamboree.

Though the jamboree was American, boys had come from as far as...

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