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February 2, 2010

Erin Collins @ 1:57 pm #

I wanted to pass along a great New Orleans opportunity to you that you may be interested in blogging about. I have included the information below but please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Boy Scouts of America Adventure Base 100 to Visit New Orleans

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. Please let me know if you are interested in covering this event, either prior to, during or after Adventure Base 100 is in New Orleans. I am also happy to put you in touch with local Scout Council members or Boy Scouts who have made significant contributions to their troops and community.

Thanks for your consideration!


For Immediate Release

Adventure Base 100 to Roll into New Orleans

Boy Scouts of America Mark 100th Anniversary Celebration, Engage New Orleans-Area
Residents with Immersive Scouting Experience through Nationwide Tour
New Orleans, (Feb. 2, 2010) — 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

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