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Scouts to stick with Mary Washington

There was some talk in recent days that the Boy Scouts of America would use the new SpotsylvaniaJamboree participants hospital if there were medical problems at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree. The Boy Scouts have always used Mary Washington Hospital, but this year they’ll have a choice.

The new Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center opens in May and is a few miles closer to the Jamboree site at Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline County. The Jamboree starts July 26.

But the Boy Scouts said this week, no, they’re sticking with Mary Washington Hospital.

“Mary Washington will continue to be our primary medical facility for the jamboree,” said Renee Fairrer, spokeswoman. “We will use Spotsylvania and other units in the area as needed, but Mary Washington will be our primary hospital for most of our medical needs that cannot be handled on the base.”