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Adventure Base 100

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Adventure Base 100

Posted on 31 August 2009 by Dan

Adventure Base 100Experience Scouting like never before with Adventure Base 100! Created specifically for the 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 will be traveling the country to give people an exciting, hands-on view of the history and future of the Boy Scouts of America.

This 10,000 square foot campus features immersive Scouting experiences including a ropes course and zip line, interactive digital exhibits, a multi-sensory IMAX-like dome, and more! It will also house a traveling museum that will showcase artifacts from the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. A video tour of a computer generated model of Adventure Base 100 is available at http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/AdventureBase100.aspx.

Starting at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. in January, and ending at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in November, this magnificent traveling exhibit will stop at key events and locations in more than 40 cities. A tour schedule can be found at: http://ww2.scouting.org/100years/100years/AB100TourSchedule.aspx.

“The goal is to bring Scouting to life in a relevant and meaningful way that will connect to current Scouts and Scouters and appeal to people not currently involved with Scouting, but who might be interested in joining,” said Janice Babineaux, director of the National Scouting Museum and BSA Adventure Base 100 project lead.

Find out when Adventure Base 100 will be coming to a city near you!

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Area Scouts Carry Out the Boy Scout Law by Helping Others

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Area Scouts Carry Out the Boy Scout Law by Helping Others

Posted on 30 August 2009 by admin

A Cleaner World LogoArea Boy Scouts are banning together to help their fellow Scouts by putting their outgrown uniforms to good use. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and A Cleaner World have teamed up for the “Outfit a Scout” program to help distribute used uniforms to Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in need.

From August 17 through October 3, A Cleaner World is accepting used Scout uniforms shirts, shorts and pants as well as belts, socks and neckerchiefs at any one of its 26 participating locations throughout the state. A Cleaner World will clean and press the uniforms, which then will be distributed by participating BSA councils to lower-income Scouts who might not otherwise be able to afford uniforms.

“The Boy Scout Law teaches a Scout to be loyal, helpful, friendly and kind, among other things. The ‘Outfit a Scout’ program is a great way for Scouts to give back to those who otherwise would not be able to afford a uniform and reinforces the value of what it means to be a Scout,” said John Meeks, executive director for the Old North State Council (ONSC) of the Boy Scouts of America. “We are grateful for the invaluable assistance of A Cleaner World, and we hope that many Scout parents will take advantage of this opportunity to empty their closets and help fellow Scouts in need.”

“We are honored to assist the Boy Scouts through the ‘Outfit a Scout’ program,” said Chris Edwards, president of A Cleaner World. “It is a natural fit for us, and A Cleaner World and its employees are excited about this unique opportunity to help the Scouts and give back to our community. Remember, ‘Don’t throw it out — outfit a Scout’.”

The timing for this program is integral, as the fall is the Scouts highest enrolment period. Scout uniforms promote belonging and unity within the pack or troop so no donation is too small, it could make the difference in a child’s life. Uniforms of any recent vintage will be accepted.

If you know a child who is interested in Scouting, please visit www.scouting.org to locate a nearby council.

The Outfit a Scout campaign was started by the ONSC in 2006 and has grown to include the Old Hickory Council. For more information on Outfit a Scout, please contact the Old North State Council, 336-378-9166, the Old Hickory Council, 336-760-2900, or Mark Founds, Trone®, at 336-812-2048. To find A Cleaner World location nearby, please visit www.acleanerworld.com.

About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 4.7 million young people between 7 and 20 years of age with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About Old Hickory Council
The Old Hickory Council, headquartered in Winston-Salem, covers eight counties in northwest North Carolina, including Ashe, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties. The council serves over 10,000 young people annually in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Learning for Life programs. For more information, please visit www.oldhickorycouncil.org.

About Old North State Council
The Old North State Council, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., covers an eight-county area, including Alamance, Caswell, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Person, Randolph and Rockingham counties. The council serves over 10,000 young people annually in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Learning for Life programs. For more information, please visit www.bsaonsc.org.

About A Cleaner World
A Cleaner World was founded in High Point in 1969. Today the company operates 40 locations throughout North Carolina and Virginia. High Point is the home of A Cleaner World’s corporate headquarters, and they employ approximately 425 people.

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Cache to Eagle

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Cache to Eagle

Posted on 29 August 2009 by admin

Cache to EagleCache to Eagle is a partnership between Geoscouting, the BSA, and Geocaching.com to highlight Eagle projects across the nation. Through the program, participants set up normal public caches at Eagle project sites that also happen to be good cache spots. Dozens of public caches that showcase these remarkable sites are already posted, and the initial response has been fantastic. Hundreds of people visit the Eagle Scout projects, and many of them write public notes on the logs at Geocaching.com.

Getting to see the pinnacle of Scouting achievement, in a fun way, is highly meaningful for young Scouts. This program can also provide a tremendous source of pride for Scouters and Scouting alumni, and it helps to show the larger community Scouting’s contributions.

Cache to Eagle is a great way to show Scouting’s commitment to service. If each district sets up a series, we will have over a million visitors seeing—first hand—the impact of Scouting on our communities every year.

Finding a Cache to Eagle Series
Participating BSA local councils will hide 12 caches in their territories. To find them, go to Geocaching.com and choose “Hide and Seek a Cache.” Type in the search term “Cache to Eagle” and your BSA local council name. If you don’t know what council serves your area, visit http://www.Scouting.org/localcouncillocator.aspx.

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