About 500 Boy Scouts from 24 area troops participated in the 25th annual Boy Scout Encampment on May 10-11 at McGuire Nuclear Station. Scouts spent the night on the EnergyExplorium lawn and took part various merit badge classes on May 11.

Scouts could choose from 20 class topics, including nuclear science, aviation, communications, railroading and music.

On May 10, there was a short ceremony celebrating the partnership between Duke Energy and the Boys Scouts that has allowed thousands of boys to learn from professionals from different fields and be exposed to potential career options.