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Sea Base Promotional Video

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Sea Base Promotional Video

Posted on 12 February 2010 by Dan

Some folks from the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association have lost their bearings and ended up down at Sea Base for a few days. While I’m sure all of us with snow on the ground would love to be in sunny Florida, we have the next best thing – videos!

Thats right, the folks from Northern Tier have posted a Sea Base video on their Facebook fan page. Not just any video, but the newest Sea Base Promotional Video (at this time I can’t find it anywhere else online!)

So head over to the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association Facebook Fan Page and check out the Sea Base Promotional Video!

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2010 OA High Adventure Program Applications Available

Posted on 17 July 2009 by Dan

OA High AdventurePlan now to attend the 2010 an Order of the Arrow High Adventure Program. The 2010 applications for OA Trail Crew, OA Wilderness Voyage, and OAWV: Canadian Odyssey have been posted on the OA High Adventure website (http://www.adventure.oa-bsa.org). There will be nine sessions of each program, including the new Canadian Odyssey Voyage, running from early June through mid-August.

The Ocean Adventure program at Sea Base is currently being revised to give Arrowmen the oppurtunity to leave an even greater impact on the area, at a lower cost to the participants. Deatails abou Ocean Adventure as well as the application, will be available later this summer.

The Order of the Arrow High Adventure program committtee encourages Arrowmen to apply as soon as possible. Each year the OA’s High Adventure programs continue to grow in popularity and have been filled to capacity for four straight years.

For more program information including promotional flyers, videos, participant testimonials, newsletter articles, scholarship form templates, website banners, training syllabi and more, visit the resources section of the OA High Adventure website.

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Sea Base Staff Alumi Event Planned for 2010

Posted on 03 January 2009 by Dan

The Florida Sea Base Alumni & Friends Association is planning the largest Sea Base reunion ever for 2010! The reunion will be held the weekend of October 8 – 12, 2010 at the Sea Base.

This event will celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Sea Base and the 100 year anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Former Staff from all years and Friends of the Sea Base are invited to a Gala event of reunion, fellowship and service.

View the Save the Date Flyer. or visit the Florida Sea Base Alumni & Friends Association Website. There is also a Sea Base Alumni & Friends Association Facebook Group.

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Radio Sandy Springs – Boy Scout Hour

Posted on 25 October 2008 by Dan

At the beginning of October, there was some buzz around the internet Scouting community about “The Boy Scout Hour“. The Boy Scout Hour is a weekly radio show hosted by the Atlanta Area Council. The show is broadcast over the radio waves, but is also streamed online, and is now available for download online.

The Boy Scout Hour debuts on http://www.radiosandysprings.com, 1620 LPAM in Sandy Springs, GA. Hosted by the Atlanta Council of Boy Scouts this new radio show will be the only one of its kind in the world that is known of.

The show hosts and guests will discuss every aspect of Boy Scouting from merit badges to camping and all points between. Troops throughout the world are invited to listen, call in 404-943-1620 or email boyscouthour@radiosandysprings.com with questions, answers, or suggestions of topics.

Boy Scouts, from all over the world can listen live at http://www.radiosandysprings.com or listen to an archive of past shows posted within 48 hours on The Boy Scout Hour site on Radio Sandy Springs website.

October 4, 2008 The Boy Scout Hour, 3:00PM ET

Originally the recordings weren’t available online like announced, however the shows are now available, here is a small recap / review of the currently available recordings.

3rd Edition
October 18, 2008 Boy Scout Hour Show
The 3rd Edition of the Radio Sandy Springs Boy Scout Hour focused on one part of a trilogy of High Adventure Trips organized by the Atlanta Area Council geared towards Scouts who normally wouldn’t be able to attend one of these High Adventure Bases. The show’s hosts were Sam Nowell(?) a Scoutmaster of 10 years, and Byron King the Council’s Scout Reach Director. The show features discussion about the Council’s trip to Sea Base, the planning involved, their Out Island Adventure, and how the trip affected the involved Scouts. The show then switches into more of the ScoutReach program, how it removes the barriers to Scouting and how Scouting is reaching out to at risk kids.

This third edition seemed to flow much nicer than the 2nd episode, and it appears that the host was more familiar with the Scouting program.

2nd Edition
October 11, 2008 Boy Scout Hour Show
The 2nd Edition of the Radio Sandy Springs Boy Scout Hour features Andrew Hallberg the Marketing Executive for Atlanta Area Council, John Roland a District Executive, and a Webelos Scout. The main topic of the show was the Popcorn fundraiser, and explaining the sale to the non-Scout community. The Webelos Scout was the second highest seller for the Council last year and has already sold over $6,000 worth this year, with two weeks remaining. The show went on to discuss Scouting within the local Community, Scouting’s ties to religion, and the “uncoolness” of Scouting.

Unfortunately the radio host didn’t appear to be very familiar with the Scouting program. He also kept wanting to make the information larger than what his guests knew, asking questions about the National and International Scouting programs and their fundraisers. I’m sure this will get better as the radio station host and the Atlanta Area Council hosts refine the show and its direction.

Note this episode’s recording was cut off early.

1st Edition
October 04, 2008 Boy Scout Hour Show – Not available online.

Have you listed to the Boy Scout Hour? What are your impressions of the show?

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Order of the Arrow High Adventure Photo / Quote Contest

Posted on 05 September 2008 by Dan

The Order of the Arrow High Adventure Promotions Team is holding a Photo / Quote Contest.

The contest is open to any past participant of the OA Trail crew, OA Wilderness Voyage, or OA Ocean Adventure programs. They are seeking submissions of photos or testimonials about your experience.

Submissions will be accepted from June 15, 2008 – December 31, 2008. Monthly winners will be selected starting in September. Monthly prizes include: a gift certificate to the Trading post of the High Adventure Base of your choice, and having your entry featured on the OA High Adventure website.

From all of the entries, not just monthly winners, the panel will select (1) Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize winner will be announced January 15, 2009. The Grand Prize will be: (1) Paid Registration to OA Trail Crew or OA Voyage or $200 credit towards OA Ocean Adventure, if accepted to the Program, and the best quote will be featured on one of the 2010 OA High Adventure Applications.

For full rules, and additional submission information visit the OA High Adventure Contest Page.

Scouting News is in no way associated with this contest.

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2008 OA High Adventure Programs Reaching Capacity

Posted on 27 January 2008 by Dan

The Order of the Arrow summer programs at the BSA high Adventure Bases are nearing capacity for the 2008 season. The National Order of the Arrow is reporting that the Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure (OAOA) is full and will not be accepting anymore applications. Both Philmont Trail Crew and Wilderness Voyage are at 85% capacity. If you are interested in either program apply today so you don’t get left out.

If you haven’t looked into these programs and promoted them to your older youth you are missing out. Each program is approximately two weeks and costs from $125-150 (does not include transportation) for two weeks at one of the BSA High Adventure Bases. Each trek consists of a week of work, then a week trek or trip.

Here is what an OA Wilderness Voyage participant said about the experience:

“I can’t speak highly enough of this program; it has changed my life. I have made friends from all corners of the country that I have, and will continue to stay in touch with. Since visiting the Boundary Waters, the trees back home seem a little greener and I am a bit more passionate about everything I do.” -Travis McCormick, Ku-Ni-Eh Lodge

Learn more about the OA High Adventure Programs.

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