Boys Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary at A Taste of Colorado


At this year’s A Taste of Colorado event Sept. 3-6 in Denver, attendees will also be able to get a taste of the Boy Scouts, one of the best organizations going to help get kids outdoors.

A exhibit and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, the scouts’ “Adventure Base 100” will make its sole Colorado stop at the 27th annual A Taste of Colorado.  The four-day, free admission, food, music, and entertainment Festival will take place Fri., Sept. 3 through Mon., Sept. 6 in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park.
   
Adventure Base 100 is an interactive 8,000-square-foot campus featuring immersive Scout-related experiences to provide a hands-on view of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100-year history and the difference scouting has made in the lives of millions of youth.  The exhibit will be constructed in Civic Center Park across from the Colorado Mining Foundation tent.
     
“Our goal is to engage those interested in the Boy Scouts of America in a new and exciting way,” says John Cabeza, Scout Executive and CEO of the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.  “We are thrilled to bring this experience to Denver and A Taste of Colorado and celebrate our rich 100-year heritage, spark fond memories in former Scouts and alumni, and intrigue those who may be interested in learning more about our organization.”
   
The exhibit will include:
•    A high-adventure ropes course for all visitors who are more than four feet tall and weigh less than 250 pounds.
•    A multi-sensory experience that will offer visitors the sights, smells, and sounds of scouting via the IMAX-like video, “Go! Dome.” 
•    An overview about what it takes to become an Eagle Scout, the highest level of scouting.
•    A chance to speak with members of local councils to learn more about scouting.
•    A traveling scouting museum featuring an overview of the Boy Scouts of America’s history, including a display of rare artifacts collected by the organization over the last  100 years. 
   
For more information about 100 Years of Scouting and to pre-register for the exhibit’s free “e-Passport,” visit www.adventurebase100.org.
   
Attendees also are invited to check out the following offerings by some of the Festival’s other sponsors.

Visit CarterEnergy and take part in fun, educational games and learn more about the future of energy and transportation.  

Dunkin’ Donuts will feature its Dunkin’ Turbo coffee, along with free samples, coupons, and prizes.

Stop by Purina® Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® and learn from a Rally to Rescue ambassador about the program’s advocacy for pet rescue and adoption.  The organization has found homes for more than 314,000 dogs and cats since the program began in 2005.  Consider taking home an adoptive pet and help meet their goal of 400,000 adoptions by the end of 2010.  

Texas on Tour will be offering interactive and virtual adventures to festivalgoers.  Learn about the state of Texas in the dome theater or take a virtual kayak ride through the Gulf of Mexico and the Rio Grande. 

In addition to the Main Stage, four other entertainment stages located throughout the Festival will serve up a continuous menu of music, featuring rock, country, jazz, classic rock, blues, and ethnic music and dance groups.
Info: www.atasteofcolorado.com 

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