Goshen Pass vs. Boy Scouts

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Last month, the Boy Scouts of America announced plans to dramatically expand their Scout Camp at Goshen Pass in Rockbridge County, Va., to host its annual Jamboree–a gathering of a quarter-million Scouts nationwide. The relocation of the Jamboree could bring millions of dollars in tourism to Rockbridge County each year. However, many Rockbridge County residents are concerned about the impacts of 250,000 Scouts on water quality and sensitive mountain habitats, including the Maury River. Paid advertisements and letters to the editor have appeared detailing the dangers of sewage and flooding downstream of the Boy Scout camp.

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