The crowd wasn’t the only thing roaring at tonight’s 2017 National Jamboree opening show.
Among the night’s highlights was an epic entrance from BSA Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh, who rode an Eagle Scout-themed motorcycle onto the stage.
This wasn’t just any motorcycle. It was a one-of-a-kind Indian Scout motorcycle customized to honor the National Eagle Scout Association.
Indian, now a brand of Polaris Industries, has been making top-quality motorcycles since 1901. But they’ve never made one quite like this.
The bike features an eye-catching red, white and blue paint job. BSA and NESA logos flank a hand-airbrushed image of an eagle. The Music City Indian Motorcycle dealership in Nashville, Tenn., helmed by general manager Kameron Austutz, created the rolling work of art.
Don’t look for this artwork in any museum. And don’t look for it in our Chief’s garage — as much as he might want to keep the bike. The customized motorcycle will be auctioned off on Sept. 8 in Dallas. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the NESA World Explorers fund, which sends Eagle Scouts around the world to do meaningful research.
Want this motorcycle to be your motorcycle? You can bid in person, by telephone or online. To learn more about bidding, click here.
And while you wait for Sept. 8, watch this behind-the-scenes video of the customization process.