“Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?” debuts fall 2012

In a test of outdoors skills, who would win: Boy Scouts or adults who are out of Scouting?

Though the answer seems obvious, it’ll sure be fun to see those adults try.

That’s the promise behind the newest reality show, Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?, set to debut this fall on the National Geographic Channel.

The six-episode series starts production this spring.

At the helm is Original Productions and its founder Thom Beers, who is no stranger to the kind of gritty, action-packed shows that Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? promises to be.

His company is responsible for a long list of top-rated shows, including Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, Coal, Ax Men, 1,000 Ways to Die, Storage Wars, and Pitchmen.

“I was three badges short of my Eagle Scout badge, and I know I am not alone,” Beers says. “This series is going to allow people like me one more chance to achieve such an incredible milestone. Plus, it’s authentic, has a fun and interesting set of circumstances and underdog characters with a story to tell. And frankly, who doesn’t love the Boy Scouts?”

I’m sold. So is the Boy Scouts of America’s Chief Scout Executive, Bob Mazzuca, who says he looks forward to the “wonderful, unique opportunity to demonstrate the value, fun, and challenge of Scouting to audiences who might be wondering what Scouting in 2012 is all about.”

I’ll share more details as soon as I get them. Stay tuned.

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