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2010-01-28 / General Stories

Adventure Base 100 to Roll into Central Texas

Boy Scouts of America will mark their 100th Anniversary Celebration by engaging residents with an immersive scouting experience through a nationwide tour, a ropes course, their Go! Dome and a traveling museum.

In celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the Boy Scouts of America is bringing a truly unique and interactive experience to Central Texas: 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 Austin from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31.

“Our goal is to engage those interested in the Boy Scouts of America in a new and exciting way,” said David Roche, President and Executive Board member of the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. “We are thrilled to bring this experience to Austin 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 in the parking lot across from the Bullock State History Museum at the corner of Congress Avenue and E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 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 “Go! Dome.”

• A stage show featuring a live band entertainment from a group of Scouts made up of Westlake High School band and Lake Travis High School band.

• An opportunity to interact with VIPs at a reception at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

• A Dutch Oven Cooking Contest for Scouts and Scouters.

• A Pinewood Derby opportunity for Cub Scouts and Cub Scouters to bring their cars.

• 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, the Capitol Area Council has provided its 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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