Boy Scouts release statement after backlash to President Trump’s speech at national jamboree

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President Trump spoke to a large gathering of Boy Scouts in West Virginia on Monday. The event was the Scout’s National Jamboree.

The organization came under fire on social media after the Scouts cheered for the sitting U.S. President—and even booed former President Barack Obama.


The Boy Scouts of America released the following statement Tuesday morning: “The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party of specific politics.

The sitting U.S. President serves as the BSA’s honorary president. It is our long-standing custom to invite the U.S. President to the National Jamboree.”

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