Watch the final chapters of the Adventure Base 100 videos

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All good things must come to an end, unfortunately. And the BSA's series of Adventure Base 100 videos were 29 great things for Scouting.

Each short video showcased a stop on the traveling exhibit's tour of the country. Above you'll see the final video, shot at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree and in Washington, D.C.

The Adventure Base 100 exhibit will continue the rest of its journey without the film crew from Around the World Productions. AB 100 will be in Indianapolis this weekend and St. Louis the weekend of Aug. 20-22. (See the full schedule here.)

But before you make plans to see AB 100 when it's in your area, make time to watch each of the AB 100 videos. Because the exhibit is the same at each stop, the filmmakers focused on the city's culture and found interesting stories among local residents.

Considered separately, each video tells a great story about the Scouting program in that community. Taken as a whole, the videos show how the language of Scouting is spoken nationwide.

Adventure Base 100

Next
stop
: Indianapolis, Ind
., Aug. 13-15 (Indiana State Fair)

On
deck
: St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 20-22 (Ballpark Village)

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This weekend, the ScoutQuest is on for fun and great prizes

ScoutQuest-QR-Patch Last month, we told you all about ScoutQuest, the high-tech, interactive treasure hunt in Washington, D.C.

And now the wait is over. On Saturday and Sunday, you and your Scouts can “uncover the links between Scouting and some of our greatest national treasures in this interactive, citywide hunt,” as described by the event’s Web site.

At several stops across our nation’s capital, you and your Scouts will find Quick Response (QR) codes. Players will scan these codes, like the one seen at left, using a free app for their iPhone, Blackberry, Palm, or Android-powered smartphone. Before you begin the game, download a free QR reader application from your smartphone’s app store. It’s easy to use and set up.

Once a code is scanned at each stop on the journey, players uncover clues and get their passport stamped. Each code will also reveal a story, providing a unique view of the place and its connection to Scouting.

Oh, and if you don’t have a smartphone, you can still play. Volunteers will be at each stop to help you read the codes.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. each day and ends at 5 p.m., or when each museum closes (whichever comes first).

Want to win one of the fewer than 200 ScoutQuest patches pictured here? Just make sure you’re following the BSA on Twitter and Facebook. That’s where the ScoutQuest team will announce special clues. When a clue is posted, be one of the first five to meet the roving ScoutQuest guide at the secret location to get a patch.

Everyone who wins the limited-edition patch will also be entered in a drawing for the new HTC Aria smartphone, valued at $369.99.

We know you can’t wait for the fun and chance at great prizes to begin on Saturday. So to tide you over, here’s a look at some of the ScoutQuest stops and what questions will be answered by scanning the QR codes:

  • International Spy Museum (gift shop): What’s the link between Lord Baden-Powell and espionage?
  • Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum (Apollo to the Moon exhibit): What role have Scouts played in space exploration?
  • National Archives (outside queue): What Scouting-related design was patented in 1911?
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (Star-Spangled Banner exhibit): How do Scouts do their duty to country by honoring the American flag?

Those are just four of the 12 ScoutQuest stops. For the complete list, visit the ScoutQuest Web site.
Good luck, and have fun!

Adventure Base 100, Vol. 26: Boston, Mass.

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Scouts are pretty comfortable on trails of all kinds. Whether it's a hiking path through a massive forest or the Trail to First Class, they'll find their way.

Those instincts pay off in Boston, where following the city's famous Freedom Trail is a rite of passage for Scouts. In the video above, you'll join Adventure Base 100's team as they tag along with a group of boys who are learning more about the important role Boston played in forming our nation.

As if having Adventure Base 100 stop in their back yard wasn't enough for Bostonians, the visit coincided with the Fourth of July holiday weekend, making for a truly patriotic celebration.

Adventure Base 100

Next
stop
: Baltimore
, Md., July 17-18 (Rash Field)

On
deck
: Washington, D.C., July 23-Aug. 8 (The National Mall)

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 25: East Hartford, Conn.

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A week at Scout camp is a summer highlight for hundreds of thousands of boys (and adults) each year. In its latest Webisode, the Adventure Base 100 team visits J.N. Webster Scout Reservation, a 1,200-acre camp operated by the Connecticut Rivers Council.

Like most camps across the country, Camp Webster offers more activities than any boy could complete in a week. Watch as Scouts ride a zip line, practice archery, and learn to safely shoot a black-powder rifle.

An Adventure Base 100 video about summer camps is a fitting match. AB100 offers non-Scouts a look at what kind of excitement awaits them in Scouting, and summer camp is the fulfillment of that promise.

Want to see some more examples of what makes a Cool Camp? Be sure to check out Scouting magazine's Cool Camp features.

Adventure Base 100

Next
stop
:
Buffalo, N.Y., July 10-11 (Taste of Buffalo)

On
deck
: Baltimore, Md., July 17-18 (Rash Field)

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 24: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Venturing Crew 2000 takes the spotlight during Adventure Base 100's latest stop. In the video, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based crew introduces the unique aspects of the Venturing program.

Billed by Crew 2000's members as "a transition between Boy Scouts and the real world," Venturing is the high-adventure arm of the Boy Scouts of America. The program is targeted at boys and girls ages 14 to 20. (Boys and girls who are 13 and have completed the eighth grade are eligible, too.)

Crew 2000, like many Venturing crews, uses travel to expose its members to the world around them. The group's next big trip is to Hawaii; in 2011, they'll visit Peru.

Adventure Base 100

Next
stop
:
Boston, Mass., July 1-4

On
deck
: Buffalo, N.Y., July 10-11

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 23: Chattanooga, Tenn.

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This week, Adventure Base 100 splashes into Chattanooga, Tenn., an "outdoor mecca" full of fun opportunities for Scouts and Scouters.

AB 100 is visiting during the nine-day Riverbend Festival, which draws up to 100,000 visitors a day. That means thousands of prospective Scouts will be exposed to the exciting opportunities that young people can enjoy as part of the Scouting program.

One of those high-adventure thrills is whitewater rafting, and it happens right in the back yard of Tennessee residents.

In the video, you'll be taken along as Scouts head down the Ocoee River, which features some Class IV rapids. Boys who live in the area use that river as their classroom for the Whitewater merit badge. Check it out!

Adventure Base 100

Next
stop
:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June
18-19

On
deck
: East Hartford, Conn., June 27

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 22: Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Life Scout Dakota Chirdon is on a mission to make sure that nobody within his community of Pittsburgh goes hungry. To reach that goal, Dakota plays a big part in Pittsburgh's annual Scouting for Food campaign, which was highlighted during Adventure Base 100's latest stop.

Dakota collects cans and boxes of food from generous citizens and helps distribute those items to people in need. The support he gets from the community is overwhelming, he says. So much so that he barely has enough room to store all of the donations.

"My basement pretty much looks like the back of a grocery store once we get done with the drive," he said.

Dakota's story is emblematic of the larger success of the Scouting for Food program in Pittsburgh. This year, the program announced that it had collected its 100 millionth unit of food. Just in time for the 100th Anniversary of the BSA.


Adventure Base 100

Next
stop
:
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 18-19

On
deck
: East Hartford, Conn., June 27

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 21: Cincinnati, Ohio

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Ride with hosts Andrew Fisher and Kyle Acus as they visit Dan Beard Council's Camp Friedlander in the latest installment of the Adventure Base 100 series. 

The two Cycling merit badge counselors talk about bike safety and how to "Be Prepared" for bike problems that can occur while riding.

Cincinnati, Ohio, is the 21st stop on AB 100's nationwide tour. The 10,000-square-foot exhibit is touring the United States this year to celebrate Scouting's past 100 years and introduce the country to how Scouting will grow in its next century.

Next
stop
:
Chattanooga, Tenn., June 11-13

On
deck
: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 18-19

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 20: Columbus, Ohio

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Eagle Scouts David and Sean Donohue are your hosts as Adventure Base 100 stops in Columbus, Ohio.

You'll also be taken inside the Columbus Zoo for a look at how one of the country's top zoos welcomes Scouts and Scouters with open arms.

Next
stop
:
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 4-6

On
deck
: Chattanooga, Tenn., June 11-13

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Adventure Base 100, Vol. 19: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.

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We've got another Adventure Base 100 video for you today as the exhibit heads northwest toward the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn. AB 100 set up at the Mall of America, the nation's largest mall.

In the video you'll meet Anthony Thomas, who last year found out he was the nation's 2 millionth Eagle Scout. In addition to holding that honor, Anthony serves as Scouting's 100th Anniversary youth ambassador.

The video also showcases an innovative new council camp called Base Camp. It's located in the heart of the city and offers close access to trails and public transportation. 

Next
stop
: Cincinnati, Ohio,

May 29-31

On
deck
: Pittsburgh, Pa., June 4-6

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