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Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 11:02 AM
Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:40 PM
FAYETTE COUNTY, W. Va. — A local volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America died of a heart attack Saturday while attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.
Officials with the Miami Valley Council confirmed Tuesday that Gene Schulz, 66, of Beavercreek died while attending the national event as a presenter Saturday.
Schulz was involved with the Lewis and Clark project, according to the council, which reenacted the explorers’ journey. The group had a display on the expedition at the Jamboree and Schulz was serving as a merit badge counselor, according to Doug Nelson, scout executive and CEO of the MVCBSA.
The council encompasses BSA troops from from Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami and Shelby counties.
Deron Smith, director of public relations for BSA, said an adult staff volunteer collapsed while walking from his camp Saturday.
“Emergency medical staff on site immediately responded and conducted CPR before the man was transported via ambulance to a local medical center,” he said. “Despite the additional efforts of the emergency medical team they were unable to revive him.”
WVNS-TV in West Virginia reported that the Schulz’s death was attributed to a heart attack by Mike Patrick, Director of Operations for the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County.
BSA officials said they have been in touch with the Schulz’s family and are assisting them.