Boy Scouts in Canfield talk with Scouts in England over radio

The 60th International Jamboree on the Air is happening this weekend

The 60th international Jamboree on the Air is happening this weekend.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – The 60th International Jamboree on the Air is happening this weekend.

Jamboree on the Air is a chance for Boy and Girl Scouts throughout the world to talk to each other using amateur radio.

Boy Scouts at Camp Stambaugh in Canfield gathered around a radio Saturday morning. They were able to connect with some people in England.

“It’s kind of a nice thing for kids to get unplugged a little bit and kind of back to a very reliable form of communication that is very helpful in various disasters,” said George Meleski of 20/9 Amateur Radio Club.

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