ScoutJam 2010 celebrates 100 years of Scouting in America

The Capitol Area Council of Boy Scouts of America will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting in America with ScoutJam 2010, a day-long event in Austin on October 9th at the Travis County Expo Center. Register online at www.ScoutJam2010.org.

  • Austin-San Marcos, TX (1888PressRelease) August 31, 2010 - To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, Austin's own Capitol Area Council is hosting ScoutJam 2010. ScoutJam 2010, an all day event to be held October 9th at the Travis County Exposition Center, is an opportunity for families to enjoy a variety of adventures together while learning about the history and current programs offered by the Boy Scouts' local Council. ScoutJam 2010 is open to the public, and all Central Texas families, as well as Scout Alumni and community leaders, are invited to attend.

    A low-cost and family-friendly alternative to the concurrent Austin City Limits Festival, ScoutJam is an adventurous wonderland of outdoor activities and captivating learning opportunities for every parent and child. Activities will include outdoor activities such as fishing, mountain boarding, archery, and water sports. Indoor activities, including guitar lessons, food tastings, sumo wrestling, bungee runs and chemistry lab experiments, are sure to elicit wide-eyed exclamations of joy as well. Meanwhile a rock concert, wildlife exhibits, aviation technology displays and historical re-enactments are sure to educate and inspire through a fun and multi-sensory approach to teaching.

    The event is the Capitol Area Council's largest yet, and is intended to grow community awareness about the Boy Scouts of America programs offered locally. These include Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and Venturing. Sea Scouts and Venturing are unique in that they are available to young women and men between the ages of 14 and 20. Current Scouts in attendance of ScoutJam will also have the chance to earn activity badges, and Eagle Scouts will gather from all over the world to celebrate their common bond.

    Event sponsors include the Academy Sports and Outdoors, American Chemistry Society, AMS Pictures, A+ Federal Credit Union, AT&T, Austin Toros, Cerqa, Covert Chevrolet, Dandy Idea, Gibson/Epiphone Guitar, HEB, REI, Safe Kids Austin and Whole Earth Provision Company. Of these sponsors, the Toros, as well as Gibson and Epiphone Guitars will be actively participating in basketball throws and music lessons for the youngsters. Covert Chevrolet will be displaying electric and hybrid cars in a forum about alternative transportation technologies.

    "For the past 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped young boys grow into great men," stated Charles Mead, the Council's Director of Public Relations, while explaining the significance of this event. "Now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to make an impact on our community by helping kids from all walks of life gain confidence and finish school, allowing them to develop into successful adults." To the Boy Scouts, celebrating the past is about making a real difference for the future of our country by creating opportunity for all of our nation's youth.

    To join the Boy Scouts of America, Capitol Area Council in this celebration, register online at www.ScoutJam2010.org. Early bird tickets will receive a five-dollar discount through September 24th, and tickets can also be purchased onsite on the day of the event.

    About Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
    For the past 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has been the most successful national youth program in American History. Austin's local Capitol Area Council continues this legacy by combining fun, adventure and values to help its approximately 22,000 young members become better, stronger, more confident community members. A variety of activities are offered for both young boys and teenage boys and girls through Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Sea Scouting and Venturing Programs. These programs help young people develop the self-esteem and tools they need to become the future leaders and active citizens that our country needs.

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