Five Boy Scout Leaders Die in Va. Accident
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press Writer
The Associated Press
BOWLING GREEN, Va. Five Boy Scout leaders were killed Monday afternoon in an electrical accident during the opening day of the organization's 2005 Jamboree, the Boy Scouts of America said.
Jamboree spokesman Gregg Shields said an electrical accident occurred between 4:30 and 5 p.m. Monday in a campground.
Shields did not have any other information about the incident, including names of the victims or their hometowns.
One other leader and a contract worker also were injured but remain in stable condition at a local hospital, Shields said.
More than 40,000 Boy Scouts, leaders and volunteers from around the world are attending the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, being held the Army's Fort AP Hill.