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Boys Life, Yomega, and BSA Seek To Break Yo-Yo Guinness Record

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Boys Life, Yomega, and BSA Seek To Break Yo-Yo Guinness Record

Posted on 26 July 2010 by admin

Yo-Yo til’ you drop! On Thursday, July 29th, 5,000 of the more than 37,000 Scouts attending the 2010 National Boy Scouts of America Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, will attempt to break the long standing Guinness World Record™ for most people yo-yoing simultaneously. Published by the BSA, Boys’ Life Magazine is responsible for coordinating the event, in conjunction with Yomega.

All of our Scouts who help break the record will receive their own custom made Yomega yo-yo, and receive fun demonstrations from world famous yo-yo personality, Ooch (Brett Outchcunis)!

In order to ensure that the record is broken, Guinness World Records TM has administered several guidelines to be met. Included are video footage, a notary, a witness, and also a click-to-count system. The previous record held is 662 people.

About Boys’ Life
Boys’ Life is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America, and will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011. Reaching almost 9 million readers, the magazine is both entertaining and educational, serving the active lifestyle of its audience while fulfilling the vision of the Boy Scouts of America. For more information, visit www.boyslife.org,

About Yomega
Yomega Corp. is a family owned, leading manufacturer of high performance yo-yos and playground toys. Distributed in over 35 countries, Yomega products are sold primarily to independent toy stores, sporting good chains, and mass market retailers. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, the company’s mission is to reinvent traditional toys into high performance toys with extended play value. Its goal is to promote fun and encourage kids to explore a “better way to play”. For more information about Yomega, please visit yomega.com.

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World Record-Breaking CPR and AED Training Event to be Attempted at National Jamboree

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World Record-Breaking CPR and AED Training Event to be Attempted at National Jamboree

Posted on 06 June 2010 by Dan

Each and every one of the estimated 43,000 Scouts and leaders expected in attendance at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree are invited to participate in an event attempting to break the World Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training record. Not only will participants be able to stake their claim as being part of this historic event, but they will return home with the ability to perform these life-saving skills in their communities if ever called upon.

This once in a lifetime opportunity will take place on July 29, 2010 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM at the Fort A.P. Hill Arena. Thirteen separate group training sessions will be conducted and will begin promptly at each hour mark. Participants will be issued nationally-recognized CPR & AED course completion cards from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute.

Stay tuned to Boy Scouts of America‘s email notifications for further information. A website dedicated to this World record-breaking event is available at


Laerdal Medical has graciously donated 2,500 “Jamboree Edition” personal manikin kits to be used for on-site training. In addition, Laerdal is extending a special event purchase price to Jamboree attendees for only $19.00. Now, Scouts can practice the life-saving skills of CPR they’ve learned at the Jamboree and help teach other family members when returning home. Strengthen the chain of survival in your community! For more information click here.

Instructors from Mary Washington Healthcare, an approved American Heart Association Training Center, will be on hand to assist in CPR & AED training at the event. Several hundred American Heart Association and Emergency Care and Safety Institute instructors throughout the region are expected to participate in this historic event. To learn more about Mary Washington Healthcare, please click here.

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William T. Hornaday Conservation Awards Reunion to be held at 2010 National Jamboree

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William T. Hornaday Conservation Awards Reunion to be held at 2010 National Jamboree

Posted on 23 May 2010 by admin

On Thursday evening, July 29, 2010 Boy Scouts of America will host a national reunion of William T. Hornaday Award Recipients from 6:30-7:30 P.M. at the entrance to the National Jamboree Conservation and Environment Area. All recipients of Hornaday medals or badges are invited to attend this special event being held during the 100 year anniversary of Boy Scouts of America.

First established in 1914 by Dr. William Temple Hornaday, former director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and New York Zoological Society, the William T. Hornaday Medal (originally called the Wildlife Conservation Medal) is the oldest continuously run and one of the most prestigious conservation awards in the United States of America. Just over 1,000 medals have been awarded since the 1914, including to Aldo Leopold, regarded by many as the founding father of wildlife management. Dr. Hornaday is credited for saving the American bison from extinction, as well as critical work Migratory Bird Treaty Law and the 1911 Fur Seal Treaty. With his motto “Open wide to youth all gateways to nature,” Dr. Hornaday believed strongly in the power of youth and that a single individual could make a difference.

While having a strong common bond of shared passion for the environment, recipients of the prestigious Hornaday awards for “Distinguished Service to Conservation” are both scarce and scattered across our great nation. This reunion will provide a rare opportunity to meet other Hornaday recipients to share stories of conservation experiences and professions while networking at a fun get together. Our main speaker will be Bob Birkby, author of the current Boy Scout Handbook. Following the reunion there will be a book signing session with Mr. Birkby.Please joins us on Thursday evening July 29, 2010 at the head of the Jamboree Conservation Area for this special reception. Please arrive before 5:00PM at the Jamboree site (visitor hours end at 5:00PM).

For more information call Clark Guy (610) 763-1509 or Lew Gorman III (856-397-1649) and visit the Jamboree website at www.bsajamboree.org

Source: 2010 National Jamboree Conservation & Environment Area Press Release

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