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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Chicago, Illinois

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Chicago, Illinois

Posted on 14 May 2010 by Dan

Take a peak around BSA Adventure Base 100 at its stop in Chicago, Illinois. 

Learn more about Adventure Base 100 at http://www.adventurebase100.org.

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Tupelo, Mississippi

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Tupelo, Mississippi

Posted on 26 February 2010 by admin

BSA Adventure Base 100 is in Tupelo, Mississippi. Take a peek inside the exhibit and meet the Tomes brothers. For them, Scouting is for the whole family, proven by the fact that all three reached the rank of Eagle Scout at the same time! Learn how Scouting has helped make this family better and stronger.

If you haven’t checked it out, http://adventurebase100.org takes you around the Adventure Base 100 exhibit and allows you to follow the cross country tour. Its a really great website!

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in San Antonio, Texas

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in San Antonio, Texas

Posted on 12 February 2010 by Dan

BSA Adventure Base 100 is in San Antonio, Texas. Take a peek inside the exhibit and meet Eagle Scout Anthony Trevino. Anthony describes his Eagle Scout project which supports the military men and women being deployed from Lackland Air Force Base, by providing them with a piece of home.

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Adventure Base 100 to Roll into New Orleans

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Adventure Base 100 to Roll into New Orleans

Posted on 08 February 2010 by admin

Take a break from the Mardi Gras festivities and come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Created specifically for the 100th Anniversary, Adventure Base 100, a unique, interactive 10,000-square-foot campus, will be in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the front entrance of the Audubon Zoo. The event is free and open to the public. At Adventure Base 100, families will have the opportunity to try their skill at a ropes course, experience the IMAX-like video in the “Go Scouting! Dome,” and tour the traveling museum, among many other activities.

This is a unique opportunity that will be of interest to local Scouts, families and tourists in the New Orleans area who may be looking for a change of scenery from Mardi Gras.

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 New Orleans: 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 New Orleans Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Our goal is to engage those interested in the Boy Scouts of America in a new and exciting way,” said Kenneth Pickering, 100th Anniversary of Scouting Chairman for the Southeast Louisiana Council. “We are thrilled to bring this experience to New Orleans 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.”

While in New Orleans, Adventure Base 100 will be located at the front entrance of the Audubon Zoo 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.”

– A chance to win prizes just by spinning the wheel.

– 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.

– Visit Adventure Base 100 and receive a coupon to visit the Audubon Zoo for $4.25

In addition, local New Orleans 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.

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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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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Austin

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Austin

Posted on 05 February 2010 by Dan

BSA Adventure Base 100 is in Austin, Texas. Take a peek inside the exhibit and meet Scout Sean Gingras. Sean talks about his battle with leukemia and his later efforts to raise money on behaf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Sacramento

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BSA Adventure Base 100 in Sacramento

Posted on 29 January 2010 by Dan

BSA Adventure Base 100 is in Sacramento. Take a peek inside the exhibit and meet Eagle Scout Mitchell Harry. Mitchell describes his service leadership project, building a stainless steel playground to meet the special needs of hearing-impaired children at the CCHAT Center in Sacramento.

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BSA Launches 100th Year With Scouting Experience of a Lifetime

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BSA Launches 100th Year With Scouting Experience of a Lifetime

Posted on 18 December 2009 by Dan

BSA Tournament of Roses Parade FloatOn Jan. 1, 2010, a new century begins for the Boy Scouts of America, and with it comes an invitation to the nation to experience Scouting like never before. Kicking off the celebration is the BSA’s participation in the Tournament of Roses Parade, with a float entitled: “Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey.”

“This is an incredibly exciting and important time for our organization,” said Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “The methods of Scouting continue to evolve to reach the current and future generations, but the Scouting message is the same as it was a century ago. We invite Scouts, alumni, volunteers, and the public to join in our celebration throughout the country over the next year. We are excited about what the future holds, and invite America to continue to be a part of the journey.”

In Pasadena, Calif., more than 300 Eagle Scouts will represent the BSA as they march beside an adventure-filled float like no other, complete with Scouts camping, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and enjoying the thrill of “flying” along a zip line. Keeping with the parade theme “A Cut Above The Rest,” each Eagle Scout represents the highest achievements of Scouting, and each has a powerful story to tell. The Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary Youth Ambassador and 2 millionth Eagle Scout, Anthony Thomas, will travel from Minneapolis to Pasadena to participate in the inaugural activities.

While a 100th Anniversary may seem like an occasion to reflect on an impressive past, the BSA is looking towards the future. Eight major national 100th Anniversary engagement programs have been designed to reintroduce Scouting to the next generation of young leaders and reconnect millions of alumni with the organization. The BSA’s strategic approach to its 100th Anniversary celebration has garnered the support of organizations such as AT and T, ExxonMobil, the United Nations Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation, and other organizations.

Immediately following the Tournament of Roses Parade, the BSA launches “Adventure Base 100,” a 10,000-square-foot interactive campus featuring immersive and exciting Scout-related experiences. Adventure Base 100 will travel the country throughout 2010, providing more than 40 markets with a hands-on view of Scouting and the difference it makes in the lives of millions of youth.

“Adventure Base 100 is a chance to give visitors a view of the history and the future of the Boy Scouts of America,” said John Gottschalk, current national president of the BSA, and chairman of the Omaha World-Herald Corporation. “We are bringing the Scouting experience into the heart of dozens of communities and rallying the country to join us in ‘Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey.’”

While in Pasadena, Adventure Base 100 will be open from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.at 2800 E. Sierra Madre Boulevard, and will include:

  • A high adventure ropes course for all visitors more than 4 feet tall weighing less than 250 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 overview about what it takes to become an Eagle Scout, the highest level of Scouting.
  • A chance to speak with members of local BSA councils to learn more about Scouting.
  • A traveling Scouting museum featuring an overview of the BSA’s amazing history, including an exhibit of rare artifacts collected by the organization over the last 100 years.
  • Interactive digital displays, including a virtual build-and-race your own Pinewood Derby car and a touch-screen merit badge wall.As Adventure Base 100 tours the country, local BSA councils will provide their own artifacts to be featured in the BSA’s 100th Anniversary National Time Capsule.

About the Boy Scouts of America
The Scouting movement is composed of 2.8 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20 and 1.1 million volunteers in more than 290 local 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 http://scouting.org/.

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

Source: Boy Scouts of America Press Release

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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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