MAXATAWNY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

Kutztown University is getting overrun with young people this weekend -- not college students, but Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. It's part of Jambo, scouting's premier local event. Jambo is only held every two years.

"There's about 65 hundred scouts and leaders here," said Craig Poland, CEO of the Boy Scout's Minsi Trail Council.

Jambo is a chance for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from all over the region to meet, camp, and play.

"They set up a lot of things for us to have fun," said Jose Donawald, a scot from Doylestown.

Thomas DePrato, another Doylestown scout, added: "Everyone's having a blast right now, and I wish this could be every weekend."

If you think is all just games though, think again.

"We can do a tomahawk throwing, knife throwing, demonstration on Dutch oven cooking," said Bonnie Keller with the scouts' Minsi Trail Council.

Plus, scouts get to experience B.B. gun shootin,. kayaking, and scuba lessons.

"There's more activities than sitting out in the woods and camping," said DePrato.

For Cub Scouts, who aren't yet old enough for the national Jamboree, this is a rare chance to meet so many fellow scouts.

"Outside of one of our national jamborees, this is probably the largest scouting event these kids will go to," said Poland.

"We have coming from as far away as Binghamton, N.Y.," added Keller. "We have people coming from Philadelphia."

For the grown-ups, this is about character-building. For the kids though, it's really about one thing: fun.

"It's really fun," said scout Nathan Cote of Doylestown. "It's great to be here!"

During Jambo's opening ceremony Saturday morning, Kutztown University president Dr. Javier Cevallos received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award presented by a local scout council. Saturday night also features fireworks and a concert by Kicking Daisies, the winner of Radio Disney’s 2012 Next Big Thing.