What happens when you send the purveyors of insane basketball and football trick shots to the BSA’s newest high-adventure playground?
You won’t believe me until you see for yourself.
In September 2013 the guys at Dude Perfect, with 3.4 million YouTube subscribers to their name, visited the Summit for their latest round of extreme trick shots.
Almost anyone can make a half-court basketball shot with enough tries, but these guys take long-distance accuracy to new extremes. I’m talking swishes off climbing walls, nothing-but-net shots from atop the Sustainability Treehouse, and you’ve-gotta-be-kidding-me makes in a moving whitewater raft. And that’s just the beginning.
Now, these guys aren’t Scouts as far as I can tell, but what they’ve done here is raise awareness about Scouting and its newest high-adventure base, officially called the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base at the Summit (opening summer 2014!). That’s publicity you can’t buy.
As of this writing the video has amassed nearly 4.5 million views. That’s more than any BSA video I know of, but it’s the comments that really get me pumped. Like this one: “It is videos like these that make me proud to be a boyscout [sic].” And this: “That place looks sick.” Or this: “Not you [sic] average Boy Scouts video. Check it out!”
What he said. Watch the video for yourself and see a few behind-the-scenes photos after the jump.
Behind-the-Scenes Video and Photos
Photos Courtesy of Gary Hartley/BSA