Boy Scouts advised on expected behavior during President Trump's speech in W.Va.
FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) - President Donald Trump will head to West Virginia Monday night to address thousands of Boy Scouts at the 2017 National Jamboree, and Scouts have been giving their marching orders concerning behavior.
The Boy Scouts of America website said unit leaders and staff members should ensure that any reactions to the president’s address should follow Scout law and be “friendly, courteous and kind.”
The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve website said using phrases that were heard during the campaign such as "build the wall" and "lock her up" (in reference to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) could cause unnecessary friction in the audience because those phrases may be considered divisive by some.
Trump is expected to arrive in Raleigh County about 5 p.m. Monday and then head to the reserve in Fayette County to address the 40,000 volunteers, staff members and Scouts attending the Jamboree.
In addition to the advisory about behavior, the message also lists items that will be prohibited in the stadium, including flashlights, headlamps, keys, knives and other sharp objects.