Fort A.P. Hill

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Fort A.P. Hill is a 77,332 acre training base operated by the United States Army near Bowling Green, Virginia. It was established on the site of a Revolutionary War arsenal. During World War II, the Army saw a need for an area where forces could practice major maneuvers with combined arms, live-fire exercises. The base has served that purpose ever since.

The fort has also served as the venue for the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree in 1981, 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, and 2010. Each one drew about 35,000 Boy Scouts and 250,000 guests. The next Jamboree, to be held in 2013, will be at a new permanent location in Fayette County, West Virginia.[1]

References

  1. The 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Retrieved on September 2, 2012.
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