Scouting in the News: 100th Anniversary celebrations

Bsa100h_4k_sm This summer's national jamboree isn't the only time thousands of Scouts and Scouters will gather to celebrate the BSA's 100th Anniversary.

Headline-making council activities are already under way.

Check out a few recent news stories from across the country:

  • In the Borough of Kutztown, Pa., 6,600 Scouts and adults gathered for Jambo100, a huge event that featured marshmallow crossbows, rock climbing, and history exhibits.
  • A 100th Anniversary Scout-O-Rama in Wheaton, Ill., offered roughly 150 activities for an estimated crowd of 10,000. Scouts enjoyed "fishing, climbing, fire-making, storytelling, archery, wilderness
    survival," and more.
  • In Youngstown, N.Y., a centennial Camporall at Fort Niagara State Park drew "2,500 Boy Scouts from
    Western New York and Canada—plus two from England."

These are just three examples of what's happening across the United States. Scouts and Scouters are coming together in every state to celebrate Scouting's rich past and exciting future.

Chime In: Is your unit attending a district or council event celebrating the centennial? Let us know in the comments section below.

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