“Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill,” Ensign, Oct. 1985, 78
Some 3,000 LDS Scouts were among the more than 32,000 young men from throughout the United States at the National Scout Jamboree July 24–30 at Fort A. P. Hill, near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
A highlight for the young men was a visit from President Ezra Taft Benson of the Council of the Twelve who visited the Jamboree Sunday, July 28. Speaking at the morning LDS worship service, he urged the Scouts to stay morally clean, benefit from the wise counsel of their parents, and learn to know the will of God through prayer.
Elder Robert L. Backman, Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, and Elder Rex D. Pinegar of the First Quorum of the Seventy, the Young Men general presidency, held important assignments in association with the Jamboree.