President Donald Trump will visit the National boy Scout Jamboree today to address about 40,000 Scouts, Venturers, Explorers and volunteers.

Gov. Jim Justice called the visit a "cherry on top" of this year's Jamboree.

"Having the President of the United States in West Virginia is a tremendous honor," Justice said in a statement released Sunday. "A visit from President Trump will be the cherry on top of this year's successful Boy Scout Jamboree. A presidential visit will help showcase West Virginia to the world and demonstrates that President Trump hasn't forgotten about our state. I look forward to welcoming the President and celebrating the mission of the Boy Scouts."

Trump is the eighth president to attend a Jamboree. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. will join him.

“I'm thrilled President Trump will be making his first trip to West Virginia as president on Monday,” Capito said in a Friday news release. “At the Jamboree, the president will have an opportunity to see the future leaders of our country. I look forward to welcoming him to the Mountain State.”

House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, had previously accepted an invitation to attend the Jamboree today as well. Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson said he is happy the president is visiting the Mountain State.

“It's a great honor to welcome President Trump to the great state of West Virginia for his visit to the National Scout Jamboree,” Carmichael said. “I hope he enjoys his time surrounded by such bright, enthusiastic young people who truly want to make our country a better place.”

— Email: alannom@register-herald.com; follow on Twitter @AndreaLannom

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