The Boy Scouts waited in long lines to be screened to go into a field, where they camped out, waiting for the president to arrive. Their wait stretched into to the late afternoon, when they were finally notified that the president would not be attending this year either. Temperatures were in the upper 90's with high humidity, so by the time the bad news came, over 300 of the those waiting for the president had to be hospitalized from heat-related ailments, dehydration, fatigue and lightheadedness. Soldiers from Fort A.P. Hill helped carry sick scouts on stretchers to the hospital and emergency workers from surrounding jurisdictions were called in to help treat and transport them.
You'd think that the president would've attended. After all, the Boy Scout Jamboree is a matter of national security, right?!
Who knows... maybe Bush is just toughening them up for Iran.