The Final Countdown: 2010 is almost here

100th-logo Tonight's countdown to midnight takes on extra meaning this year. That's because when the clock strikes 12, the Boy Scouts of America's Year of Celebration will officially begin.

It's a time for looking back and surging forward. Tonight provides a great opportunity to remember how the BSA got here. For that, check out Scouting magazine's comprehensive timeline of Scouting's past.

That historical knowledge serves as an excellent foundation for moving into the next 100 years of the BSA. But you won't be stepping into the next century alone. The BSA has packed 2010 with exciting opportunities for celebration, advancement, and fun.

The festivities begin tomorrow morning with the BSA's first-ever float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The parade starts at 11 a.m. EST and can be seen on NBC, ABC, HGTV, the Hallmark Channel, the Travel Channel, or Univision.

As with any live event, it's impossible to know at what time or on which channel you'll be able to see the float. We'll be keeping an eye out for it, but if you spot the BSA float and can take a clear picture of it on your TV screen, please e-mail the photo to us. We'll post the best photos here on Cracker Barrel for those who miss it.

From all of us at Cracker Barrel, Happy New Year. Enjoy the parade, and get ready for an exciting Year of Celebration!

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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.