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Boy Scouts of America Mark 100th Anniversary Celebration, Engage Jacksonville-Area

Adventure Base 100 to Roll into Jacksonville!

Boy Scouts of America Mark 100th Anniversary Celebration, Engage Jacksonville-Area Residents with Immersive Scouting Experience through Nationwide Tour
Ropes Course. GoScouting! Dome. Traveling Museum. In celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the Boy Scouts of America is bringing a truly unique and interactive experience to Jacksonville: Adventure Base 100.

Created specifically for the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 is traveling the country to rally people of all ages to take part in “Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey.”

Adventure Base 100 is a unique, interactive 10,000-square-foot campus featuring immersive and exciting Scout-related experiences to provide a hands-on view of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100 year history and the difference Scouting has made in the lives of millions of youth.

Starting in January at the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Calif., and ending in November in New York City, Adventure Base 100 will be rolling into more than 40 markets across the country. It will be in Jacksonville from 19 to 21 March 2010 at the St. John’s Town Center.

“Our goal is to engage those interested in the Boy Scouts of America in a new and exciting way,” said North Florida Council Scout Executive Jack Sears. “We are thrilled to bring this experience to Jacksonville to celebrate our rich 100 year heritage, spark fond memories in former Scouts and alumni, and intrigue those who may be interested in learning more about our organization.”

Adventure Base 100 will be located at the St. John’s Town Center adjacent to Target and DSW and will include:
· A high adventure ropes course for all visitors more than 4 feet tall weighing less than 200 pounds.
· A multi-sensory experience that will offer visitors the sights, smells and sounds of Scouting via the campus IMAX-like video “GoScouting! Dome.”
· An opportunity to interact with VIPs.
· A stage show featuring music, demonstrations, contests and trivia.
· An overview about what it takes to become an Eagle Scout, the highest level of Scouting.
· A chance to speak with members of Local Councils to learn more about Scouting.
· A traveling Scouting museum featuring an overview of the Boy Scouts of America’s amazing history, including a display of rare artifacts collected by the organization over the last 100 years.

In addition, local Councils have provided their own artifacts to be featured in the BSA’s 100th Anniversary National Time Capsule, which includes submissions from local Boy Scouts of America Councils throughout the country.

For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts of America has brought families and communities together to prepare America’s youth to live, work, and play with character and integrity. Adventure Base 100 is one of eight major engagement programs the organization is undertaking as part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration.

About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 4.1 million youth between the ages of 7 and 20, with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the BSA is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting movement is composed of 1.2 million volunteers, whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation’s leading youth-service organization. For more information on the BSA, please visit www.scouting.org.

More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.scouting.org/100years.

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