Friday, 4 June 2010

Adventure Base 100

I accidently missed the Cinncinati, Ohio stop on May 29 to May 31 but I am not going to miss stops again for a while because I have a new plan. I am going to try and feature all of the stops starting tomorrow that go through the weekend of the Fourth of July. This will mean I will have to feature at least 3 stops between today and tommorrow.



The stop though that starts tomorrow June 5, 2010 and ends on June 6, 2010 is that of the stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Pittsburgh the Adventure base 100 campus will be located at the Heinz History Center. The Heinz history center is located at 1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Directions the History center are as follows:

From the North and West (via Ohio and PA Turnpikes):
From Exit 28 (Cranberry, old Exit 3) on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Interstate 79 South to Interstate 579 (the Veterans Bridge). Drive across the bridge and follow signs for Seventh Avenue. Turn right onto Grant Street. Go one block, get in the left lane and turn left onto 11th Street. Go two blocks and turn right onto Smallman Street.

*Alternatively, stay on I-279 S. Get in the left lane as you cross the bridge and take the left-most exit, following overhead signs to the Convention Center and Strip District (via the 10th Street Bypass). At the red light go straight, traveling under and around the Convention Center, then take the first left turn onto Smallman Street.

From the South and West (via Interstate 79 and Parkway West):
Take Interstate 79 North to Interstate 279 North toward Pittsburgh. Go through the Fort Pitt Tunnel.*Stay in right lane across Ft. Pitt Bridge and curve right to access Interstate 376 East. After about a quarter mile, exit Grant Street on the left. Follow Grant Street, and after the Seventh Avenue intersection, get into the left lane. Turn left onto 11th Street. Go two blocks and turn right onto Smallman Street.

*Alternatively, get in the left-most lane through the tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, move to the far left lane of the bridge. Take the left-most exit, following overhead signs to the Convention Center and Strip District (via the 10th Street Bypass). At the red light go straight, traveling under and around the Convention Center, then take the first left turn onto Smallman Street.

From the East (via Pennsylvania Turnpike and Parkway East):
Take Exit 57 (Pittsburgh, old Exit 6). Follow signs to Pittsburgh via Interstate 376 East. Take the Grant Street exit. (Exit from the left lane.) Stay on Grant Street and after the Seventh Avenue intersection, get into the left lane. Turn left onto 11th Street. Go two blocks and turn right onto Smallman Street.

*Alternatively, take Exit 57 (Pittsburgh, old Exit 6). Follow signs to Pittsburgh via Interstate 376 East. Take the Ft. Duquesne Bridge/North Shore exit. *Stay in right lane across the bridge, following signs to Interstate 279. After crossing the bridge, stay to the right and take exit 7C, to PA 28 North. Immediately after this exit, take the Chestnut Street exit. Take a right and cross the 16th Street Bridge. After the bridge, take the first right on Penn Ave. Take a right on 14th Street. and the next left is Smallman Street.

Dates and times of operation are as follows

Saturday June 5, 2010 9 am to 6 pm

Sunday June 6, 2010 9 am to 6 pm

Admission to this event is free.

More information about the Heinz History Center can be found by clicking here.

More information about the host council which is the Greater Pittsburgh Council can be found found by clicking here.

More information about adventure base 100 can be found by clicking here.


Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Monday, 24 May 2010

More Adventure Base 100 Videos

These adventure Base 100 videos will be from Minneapolis Saint Paul and Grand Rapids. Minneapolis Saint Paul video will be feature first below.

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The Second Video will be of the adventure base 100 stop from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Friday, 14 May 2010

Adventure Base 100 Videos

The first adventure base 100 stop video that I will be featuring in this post will be the Louisville, Kentucky.

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The second video in this post will be that of the video for the Chicago, Illinois.


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Adventure Base 100

I missed the Grand Rapids, Michigan stop because I was moving out of the dorm that weekend, had finals, and my parents were in town, just too busy of a week to do much on my blog. This week I will be featuring 2 different adventure base 100 stops. These two stops will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the first of two stops in Ohio.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Adventure Base 100 Stop
For this stop of the adventure base 100 2010 tour, it will be held on May 15, 2010 and May 16, 2010.  For these two days the adventure base 100 campus will be specifically setup at the Mall of America in the North parking lot which is located at 60 East Broadway Bloomington, MN 55425. The hours of operation are as follows:

Saturday May 15, 2010 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday May 16, 2010 10 am to 6 pm

More information about adventure base 100 can be found by clicking here.

More information about the Mall of America can be found by clicking here.

More information about the host council which is the Northern Star Council can be found by clicking here.

Adventure Base 100 First stop in Ohio
The first adventure base 100 stop will be in Columbus, Ohio and will be located at the Ohio Zoo and Aquarium which is is located at 4850 West Powell Rd, Powell Oh 4306.  For this stop Scouts/Scouters in uniform will receive free admission to the Zoo. A special lunch may be purchased for those Scouts/Scouters for $9. For family Friends and guests the prices will be as follows: 

Admission to Columbus Zoo ONLY: Guests 10-59 Years old - $9.00 (normally $12.99)

Admission to Columbus Zoo ONLY: Guests 2-9 Years old & 60+ - $5.00 (normally $7.99)

Admission to Zoo & Zoombezi Bay Waterpark - $10.00 (normally $29.99)

Admission to Zoo, Free Parking & Special Lunch: Guests 10-59 Years old - $16.00

Admission to Zoo, Free Parking & Special Lunch: Guests 2-9 & 60+ Years old - $13.00

BEST DEALS:
Admission to Columbus Zoo, Zoombezi Bay Waterpark, Lunch & Free Parking:

Guests 10-59 Years old - $19.00

Guests 2-9 Years old & 60+ -  $19.00

Directions are provided below from several different locations are provided for your convience.

From west of Columbus: Take Interstate 70 East to 270 North. Follow 270 North to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or left) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

From east of Columbus: Take Interstate 70 West to 270 North. Follow 270 North to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or right) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right. 
  
From south of Columbus: Take Interstate 71 North to 270 West. Follow 270 West to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or right) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

From north of Columbus: Take Interstate 71 South to 270 West. Follow 270 West to Sawmill Road (Exit 20) and go North (or right) on Sawmill Road. Sawmill Road will become Sawmill Parkway. Continue on Sawmill Parkway until you reach Powell Road/SR 750. Turn left onto Powell Road/SR 750. The Zoo entrance is approximately 1 mile on the right.

The dates and hours of operation are as follows:

Saturday May 22, 2010 9 am to 5 pm

Sunday May 23, 2010 9 am to 5 pm

More information about the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium can be found by clicking here.

More information about adventure base adventure base 100 and to preregister for the event to get a adventure base 100 passport can be done by clicking here.   

More information about the host Council which is Simon Kenton Council can be found by clicking here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknowna

Sunday, 25 April 2010

New Blog Design

 Trying out a new design for my blog, hopefully I will like it and keep the design how it is. Unfortunately I had to remove the insane scouter logo due to me not be very much into the coding thing, this is a disappointment but who knows maybe it will all work out for the better. Beyond that no major additions or changes were made. I also spent the time updating my profile in regards to my scouting background.

Just tell me what you think.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Adventure Base 100 video

The video below is for the Atlanta, Georgia stop of the adventure base 100 tour.

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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Adventure Base 100

Even though the previous stop of adventure base 100 still has a few more hours left before the process of clean and breakdown begins, I wanted to publish information for the next stop for 2 reasons. The first is a scout related reason which is the weekend that this stop will be occurring I will be going to a Scout Training for NYLT and will not have email access. The second is that since I usually do not publish posts tuesday through Thursday's since those are my busy school days, I wanted to ensure that this information go out to the right people before the event started.

The next stop of the adventure base 100 tour will be at the Cinco De Mayo Festival in Chicago, Illnois which is located at Douglas Park and the parks address is as follows:

1401 South Sacramento Drive
Chicago, IL 60623

The hours of operation for this stop of the Adventure Base 100 will be as follows:

April 30, 2010: 10 am to 8 pm

May 1, 2010: 10 am to 8 pm

May 2, 2010: 10 am to 8 pm

More information about the host and local council for this part of the country which is known as the Chicago Area Boy Scout Council can be found by clicking here.

More Information about Adventure Base 100 can be found by clicking here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Adventure Base 100

We have another announcement, Adventure base 100 will be coming to Louisville, Kentucky and is going to be held in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby Festival. In particular the adventure base 100 campus will be located at the main/central box office of the festival which is located at 501 West Main St., Louisville, KY, 40289.

The times and hours of operation of Adventure base 100 will be as follows:

Friday April 23, 2010 11 am to 7 pm.

Saturday April 24, 2010 11 am to 7 pm.

Sunday April 25, 2010 1 pm to 7 pm.

More information about the Kentucky Derby Festival can be found by clicking here.

More information about adventure base 100 and to claim your souvenier photo using the code given to you at adventure base 100 can be found by clicking here.

More information about the host Council which is the Lincoln Heritage Council can be found by clicking here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Webelos Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff WSJ '07 '11
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
Big Horn NYLT QM Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Adventure Base 100 Video

Here is the video from Charlotte, North Carolina. Please Enjoy. Also just wanted to issue a update which is, I am officially registered and have transferred my National Jamboree Staff registration to Denver Area, this is due to the fact that it seems I will be spending most of my time in the denver area.

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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10
7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Adventure Base 100

Are you looking for an adventure? Come celebrate the 100 with Adventure Base 100 as it rolls into Atlanta. This unique, interactive 10,000-square-foot campus, will be in Atlanta on Friday, April 16 from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 17from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Piedmont Park during the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. The event is free, open to the public, and will be a fun event for the whole family! At Adventure Base 100, families will have the opportunity to try their skill at a ropes course, experience the IMAX-like video in the “Go Scouting! Dome,” and tour the traveling museum, among many other activities.This is a unique opportunity that will be of interest to local Scouts, families and tourists in and around the Atlanta-area.

For Immediate Release
Adventure Base 100 to Roll into Atlanta
Boy Scouts of America Mark 100th Anniversary Celebration

Engage Atlanta-Area Residents with Immersive Scouting Experience through Nationwide Tour Atlanta, (April 6, 2010)

Ropes Course. GoScouting! Dome. Traveling Museum. In celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, the Boy Scouts of America is bringing a truly unique and interactive experience to Atlanta: Adventure Base 100. Created specifically for the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 is traveling the country to rally people of all ages to take part in “Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey. Adventure Base 100 is a unique, interactive 10,000-square-foot campus featuring immersive and exciting 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.Starting in January at the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, Calif., and ending in November in New York City, Adventure Base 100 will be rolling into more than 40 markets across the country.

It will be in Atlanta April 16 from noon to 9 p.m., April 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Our goal is to engage those interested in the Boy Scouts of America in a new and exciting way,” said Tracy Techau, Scout Executive/CEO of the Atlanta Area Council. “We are thrilled to bring this experience to Atlanta to 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.” While in Atlanta Adventure Base 100 will be located at Piedmont Park during the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and will include: A high adventure ropes course for all visitors more than 4 feet tall weighing less than 200 pounds. A multi-sensory experience that will offer visitors the sights, smells and sounds of Scouting via the campus IMAX-like video “GoScouting! Dome.”


Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Adventure Base 100 Videos

Here is the Adventure base 100 video from Jacksonville, Florida.

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Here is the adventure base 100 video from Miami, Florida.

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Here is the adventure base 100 video from Greenville, South Carolina.

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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Adventure Base 100

Sorry rough week again, it has just been one of those semesters for me at college. I have been continuing to have some medical issues, which are hopefully going to be resolved very quickly. Yesterday April 9, 2010 was the first day of 14th stop of the cross country Adventure Base 100 Tour. This stop will go from April 9 to April 11, 2010.

The specific location will be that of Carowinds Theme Park in Charolette, North Carolina. This is located at the following address:

Park Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273

GPS Address: 300 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill, SC 29708

The days and times of operation are as follows:

Friday April 9, 2010: 10 am to 6 pm

Saturday April 10, 2010: 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday April 11, 2010: 10 am to 6 pm

More information can be found about Carowinds Theme Park by clicking here.

Also more information about adventure base 100 can be found here.

Finally the Host Council for this stop of the Adventure Base 100 cross country tour is that of Mecklenberg County Council and more information about this Scout council can be found by clicking here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Friday, 2 April 2010

Adventure Base 100

Tomorrow, Saturday April 3, 2010 begins the 13th stop of the Adventure Base 100 Cross Country Tour. It will be held in Greenville, South Carolina and it will be held in parking lot of Walmart Super Center Store #640 which is located at 1451 Woodruff Rd Greenville, SC 29607.

The dates and hours of operation are as follow:

Saturday April 3, 2010 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday April 4, 2010 12:30 pm to 7 pm

The Host council is that of the Blue Ridge Council and more information about this council can be found by clicking here.

More information about Adventure base 100 can be found by clicking here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. -- Author Unknown

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Adventure Base 100

Tomorrow begins the 12th stop of the adventure base 100 tour. It will begin in Tampa, Florida and this will be the final stop in Florida. This stop will be held in conjunction with the Miami-Dade County Fair. Directions are as Follows:

From the South (The Keys/Florida City/Homestead/Kendall, etc.):

1. Take SR-821 North/Florida’s Turnpike North/Florida’s Turnpike Homestead Ext North/Ronald Reagan Turnpike
2. At Exit 23, take ramp right toward SW 40th Street/ Bird Road
3. Bear left onto SW 117th Avenue
4. Turn right onto SW 40th Street/ Bird Road
5. At SW 112th Avenue, make a left, taking you north
6. Keep heading north until you reach The Fair™

From Broward County:

1. Take SR-842 West/ W Broward Blvd
2. Take ramp left for I-595 West toward Florida’s Turnpike
3. At Exit 8, take ramp right for Florida’s Turnpike/ Ronald Reagan Turnpike toward Miami
4. Keep right to stay on SR-821 South/ Florida’s turnpike south/Florida’s Turnpike Homestead Ext S/ Ronald Reagan Turnpike
5. At Exit 25, take ramp right and follow signs for US-41/ SW 8th Street
6. Turn right onto US-41 East/ SW 8th Street/ Tamiami Trail
7. Turn right onto SR-985 South/ SW 107th Ave
8. Turn right onto SW 24th Street/ Coral Way
9. Arrive at The Fair™

From North (North Miami/Opa Locka) area:

1. Take the Gratigny Parkway West/SR-924
2. At Exit 1B, take ramp left for SR-826 South/ Palmetto Expressway toward Miami
3. Take ramp right and follow signs for US-41 West/ SW 8th Street/Tamiami Trail
4. Turn left onto SR-985 South/SW 107th Avenue
5. Turn right onto SW 24th Street/ Coral Way
6. Arrive at The Fair™


Hours of Operation for Adventure base 100 are as follows:

Thursday March 25, 2010 3 pm to 12 midnight

Friday March 26, 2010 3 pm to 12 midnight

Saturday March 27, 2010 12 pm to 12 am

Sunday March 28, 2010 12 pm to 12 am

Monday March 29, 2010 12 pm to 12 am

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Friday, 19 March 2010

Adventure Base 100 Video

Here is the Adventure Base 100 video for Tampa, Florida.


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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Adventure Base 100

Today Starts the 11th stop of the 2010 adventure base 100 cross country tour. It will be held in Jacksonville Florida at the Saint Johns Town Center. The Exact Address is as follows:

4663 River City Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Driving Directions: St. Johns Town Center is conveniently located on the southside of Jacksonville near 9A and J. Turner Butler Blvd. Take J. Turner Butler Blvd to Gate Parkway. Travel north on Gate Parkway. Turn right on Town Center Parkway and travel for approximately 1/2 mile. The shopping center will be on your right.

The Dates and Hours of operation for the Adventure Base 100 Campus will be as follows

Friday March 19, 2010 12 pm to 6 pm

Saturday March 20, 2010 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday March 21, 2010 11 am to 6 pm

The host Council is the North Florida Council which can be contacted by clicking here.

The St. John's Town Center Website can be found by clicking here.

More information about Adventure base 100 can be found by clicking here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Adventure Base 100

I guess since we I have been having some problems I had to skip stops number 8 and 9 but now that i am getting back on track I am able to write a post for stop number 10. This stop will be in Tampa, Florida. It will be held in Conjunction with the Florida Strawberry Festival.

The Florida Strawberry Festival Address is as follows: 303 North Lemon St. Plant City, FL 33563-4706. At the Florida Strawberry Festival the Adventure Base 100 Campus will be located near the Cool Whip Entertainment Tent.

The dates and hours of operation for this stop of the 2010 tour of the Adventure Base 100 will be as follows:

March 12: 10 am to 6 pm

March 13: 10 am to 6 pm

March 14: 10 am to 6 pm

The host Council for this stop of the Adventure Base 100 tour is that of the Gulf Ridge Council.

More information about the AB 100 can be found by clicking here. For more information about the Florida Strawberry Festival you can click here. For more information about the Gulf Ridge Council Please click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Monday, 8 March 2010

Jamboree Scout Meeting in Portland

On Saturday March 6, 2010 I had a Jamboree Meeting with about half of the staff for 50% for Sub camp 7. Sub camp 7 covers the Pacific Northwest. It Primarily Includes the States of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Staff comes from as far north as Alaska and as far south as Tennessee to serve with this group for the coming 2010 National Jamboree.

The purpose of the meeting in Portland was basically a meeting to get together, meet the people you are going to be working with, and answer any questions you may have. I learned a lot about my role and what the expectations of a youth staff member are.

As a youth staff member you are expected to serve under any of the Subcamp departments or divisions on a as needed basis. You are basically there to fill in as needed. I know this may seem like a very boring job, or a job that does not have much to do, or a specific job description. The problem with the jamboree is that there is so much going on that there is always so much to do that if you are looking, able and willing there is always something that needs to be done.

That is all I know about the Jamboree for know. I get my medical form and Travel advisory in. My airline change my ticket without warning and I am still having to work through those issues but everything will work out in the end.

And once again, it is only a hour a week, at least that is what we should tell those starting out.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Adventure Base 100 Videos

Here are the Adventure Base 100 Videos from Tupelo, Mississippi San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

The first video is from San Antonio, TX.


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The Second Video is From New Orleans, LA.


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The third video is from Tupelo, MS.


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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Updates, Medical Issues and Stuff

Sorry for missing the Last couple of Weeks in Regards to Adventure Base 100 Announcements, regular posts, and communications with my regular readers, it has been a very rough time for me. I have been experiencing some medical problems which made me miss a whole week of college. Missing a whole week of college put me seriously behind and I was not able to blog but now that I am on spring break, I will be able to catch up and hopefully blog on a regular basis.

Jamboree is coming up and I hope to provide more and more information as National Releases it but who knows, it seems that National is way behind when it comes to release of information in regards to the National Jamboree.

Well at least I only missed two Adventure Base 100 Stops, hopefully readers were able to get the information from other sources. Those two stops include the Tupelo, Mississippi February 20 and February 21 stop and the March 2 to March 6 stop in Houston, Texas.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Great Website that I had to share

The Greater Yosemite Council of the Boy Scouts of America has put together one of the most complete jamboree websites that I have seen in a long time. You all should check it out. The various aspects of the website incorporate Twitter, Youtube, and Podcasts is the best example that I have seen in a will that incorporates 21st century web technologies into a well designed website.

I know many people think that it is necessary to have lots and lots of web and web coding experience to create a website like this, the answer is not always. I know that is not a very clear or concise answer but alot of web technologies are out there that make it very easy to create a interesting and professional website without having to just purely deal with code.

So here is the link: please click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Monday, 8 February 2010

Adventure Base 100 New Orleans

We are now approaching the dates for the seventh stop of the 2010 Adventure Base 100 tour. This stop will be at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hosting Council for this stop is that of the Southeast Louisiana Council.

The exact address of the Audubon Zoo is that of 6500 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70118.

The hours of operation for AB100 will be as follows:

Saturday February 13, 2010: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday February 14, 2010: 10 am to 5 pm

If you need a description of what AB100 is all about please click here.

If you would like more information about the Audubon Zoo please click here.

Finally if you would like more information about the Hosting Boy Scouts of America Local Council please click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

AB100 Austin, Texas Video

Here is the Austin, Texas Adventure Base 100 video. Hope you all enjoy it. I know that Scouting Magazine posts these videos but I am trying to get these excellent videos out to as many people as possible.

So enjoy it.

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Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Thursday, 4 February 2010

AB100 San Antonio, Texas

The next stop for the 2010 tour of Adventure Base 100 will be San Antonio, Texas. It starts today, February 4 and will continue until February 7. It is being hosted in conjunction with the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

The times for the event days will be as follows:

February 4, 2010: 3 pm to 8 pm

February 5, 2010: 3 pm to 8 pm

February 6, 2010: 10 am to 8 pm

February 7, 2010: 10 am to 8 pm

Inquire to your Local Council which is the Alamo Area Council or the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Group about special prices for admission for Scouts. These special prices are only available in limited quantities, so act quickly. These admission prices go from February 4 to February 20.

ALso there is a opportunity to earn a special Stock Show and Rodeo Patch for Scouts if they go to all five of the follow areas
  • Hall of Fame
  • Texas Experience
  • Diary Center
  • ANimal Adventures
  • Horse Education Center
The location for the Stock Show and Rodeo is the at 3201 East Houston Street San Antonio, TX 78219.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Jamboree Communication

We are now at 5 months away from the 2010 National Jamboree and I have not seen anything from National except for unofficial, mixed messages from various Scouting email lists about this event. I can't believe how little information staff is getting. Quite frankly I am shocked to say that I have not heard from my Subcamp chief for Subcamp 7 since november. I was expecting at least 1 update or newsletter from him by know, I know that December is a bad month, so I was not expecting anything then, but January has already come and gone and we are already on February 4. Maybe I have high expectations but hey communication is the key to ensuring the success of any event.

Well lets not ramble on or complain now. I am now sending out a request to the Scouting Community, to share anything you have heard about the Jamboree whether or not it is official, I am looking for anything and everything people know.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Monday, 1 February 2010

VIdeo of the Week

Here is the video for the 4th stop of the Adventure Base 100 tour. This stop was in Sacramento California. So here is the video, hope you enjoy it.


video

Monday, 25 January 2010

Boy Scouts Youtube Day

Lets try and get as many people on youtube as possible for the Birthday of the BSA. In case you did not know the birthday of the BSA falls on February 8. This year in particular is important because we are celebrating 100 years in case you didn't know already.

So lets get as many people on youtube as possible on this Day, this is going to require us to communicate this to a very large audience and very quickly. Maybe we could get a video on the front page of youtube, this will only happen if you tell everyone that you know. So lets spread the word through twitter, myspace, facebook, blogs, emails, text messages, phone calls, scout meetings, and through any other medium you can think of.

Lets not wait until the 8th to spread the word, lets start spreading it know.

This idea was taken from Scoutmaster Steve of A Scoutmaster's Blog and producer of Melrose Scouting Production Podcasts.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

AB100 Austin Texas

Here it comes, here it comes the 5th stop of the Adventure Base 100 it will be in Austin Texas on January 30 to January 31. Here are some more specifics of this event.

Exact Location: The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum -- The Story of Texas -- is located at 1800 N. Congress Avenue at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in downtown Austin, Texas. With close proximity to Interstate Highway 35 and MoPAC Expressway (Loop 1), the Museum is easy to access.

Dates and Times:

January 30 10 am to 4 pm
January 31 1 pm to 4 pm

Special Events on This Day besides the AB100 campus include:
  • "Cast Iron Chef" Cooking Competition Saturday 11am-1pm: Which troop is tops when it comes to Dutch Oven cooking? We're giving 25 troops a chance to take home bragging rights as "Cast Iron Chef" champs. Yes, there's a trophy. Don't want to compete? No problem - just enjoy the samples.
  • "100 Gallons" Blood Drive Sunday: As a part of our council's celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Scouting, we're partnering with the Blood Center of Central Texas to collect 100 gallons of blood donations. Help us save lives and give blood at the Adventure Base 100 Tour. You can earn a special 100th Anniversary patch for donating!
  • Eagle rededication ceremony Sunday 3pm: At your Eagle Court of Honor, you recited the Eagle Scout Promise – a call to hold yourself to a standard higher than even the Scout Law and Oath. During this ceremony, Eagles will renew their commitment to this promise – and get to visit with other Eagles living in our council service area. All Eagles, no matter when or where you earned the rank, are invited to take part.

Further Information:

AB100 website: click here.

BSA Capital Area Council (Event Host Council): click here.

Bob Bullock Texas History Museum Scouts Page: click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Video of the Week

Here is the video for AB100 promo for the Las Vegas Stop. The pattern lately seems that they are going to be about 1 stop behind on videos, which is fine with me, just thought I would let you guys know. Also this video has the highest quality yet, it is almost to the too perfect level for youtube. Hope you guys enjoy it.


video

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Monday, 18 January 2010

AB100 Sacramento

Ladies and Gentlmen, I am please to announced the location of the 4th of 40 stops around the country of AB100 or Adventure Base 100. The newest tool in the ever expanding tool box of the BSA to recruit and grow our membership ranks throughout 2010. This recruitment campaign is designed to bring our membership numbers back up to a all time high of over 4 million youth. This is a ambitious goal and one that requires everyone to participate in order to make a difference.

Lets get back to the focus now which is the location of the 4th stop of the AB100 2010 tour. This stop is located in Scramento, California and will be held in conjunction with the International Sportmens Exposition which is a series of sport shows that goes around the country and brings out thousands of sports enthusiasts to learn about the newest and greatest equipment, travel packages, and hunting and fishing trips from around the world. The address for the AB100 stop in sacramento is that of:

Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, Ca. 95815

The hours of operation will be as follows:

Thursday January 21- 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday January 22- 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday January 23- 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday January 24- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Dale Coyne Racing BSA Parternership


A new partnership has formed between Dale Coyne Racing and the Boy Scouts of America. The Deal is that Dale Coyne Racing will use a Boy Scout themed Race Car in Indy Racing Series. The car this year along will be feature in 17 different races. These races will include 4 out of country races, with the rest of the races being in the United States. The four out of country races include 2 in Canda, 1 in Brazil, and 1 in Japan. This program will continue past the 100th anniversary celebration in 2010. Hopefully this program will last at least 10 years, who knows, it just depends on who is willing to sponsor something like this. This program does not cost the BSA anything and was made possible through a generation donation by the Coyne Foundation.

Local Councils where races are held are encourage to engage in a special program in regards to this partnership.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

AB100 Las Vegas

Unlike the previous 2 stops of the AB100 tour this stop in Las Vegas Nevada will be held in conjunction with a event called Scout Quest. If you need a complete description of AB100 activities and what is available please click here.

Scout Quest is opportunity for Scouts to Tour Springs Preserve, participate in demonstrations and activities, and if you are a Boy Scout, earn a Merit Badge. To earn a Merit Badge scouts must participate in a session on Friday and Saturday and also complete the prerequisites. More information about the merit badges offered can be found here: click here.

Scout Quest Hours on Friday are from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm and on saturday from 9:00 am to 6 pm. AB100 hours of operation on friday are 4 pm to 8 pm and on saturday from 9 am to 6 pm. This stop is also unlike other stops because this stop is only for two days which include Friday January 15, 2010 and Saturday January 16, 2010. The address for Springs Preserve is that of 333 S. Valley View Blvd. at US 95. The host council is that of the Las Vegas Area Boy Scout Council.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Video of the Week #2

AB100 Video for the Pasadena, California stop. The first stop of the AB 100 nationwide tour which will end on thanksgiving at the Thanksgiving Macy Days Parade.


video


Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Video of the Week #1

AB100 aka adventure base 100, the Dome Show, which is to help promote and make people realize what scouting is all about.


video


Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Adventure Base 100

For this weekend which Includes January 8 through the 10 Adventure Base 100 will be in San Diego, California. The exact location that of the Westfield Mission Valley Mall in San Diego at the corner of the Macy’s and AMC 20 Theater parking lot.

There is not cost to attend this event and everyone scouts and non-scouts alike can participate. The hours are:
  • Friday 10:30am - 6pm
  • Saturday 10am - 6pm
  • Sunday 11am - 6pm
A press release of this adventure base 100 event can be found at: click here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Friday, 1 January 2010

Tournament of Roses Parade

For the first time in 60 years the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America or more commonly known as corporate BSA for those outside the program, participated in the 2010 Rose Bowl Parade.

The BSA ended up winning the float Award of the National Award. This award is award to a float that has the best depiction of life in America, past, present or future. The theme for this Float was that of "Celebrating the Adventure, Continuing the Journey".

A fully newspaper press story of this historic moment of the BSA can be found here.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Adventure Base 100

Here is the description of what this 100th anniversary event is all about:

Experience Scouting like never before with Adventure Base 100! Created specifically for the 100th Anniversary Celebration, Adventure Base 100 is traveling the country to give people an exciting, hands-on view of the history and future of the Boy Scouts of America.

This 10,000 square foot campus features immersive Scouting experiences including a ropes course and zip line, interactive digital exhibits, a multi-sensory IMAX-like dome, and more! It will also house a traveling museum that will showcase real artifacts from the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Tex.

Starting at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. in January, and ending at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York in November, this magnificent traveling exhibit will stop at key events and locations in more than 40 cities. Check back for updates on Adventure Base 100 activities in your city!

Scouts and Scouters, want to know how you can be part of the action? Click here to find the BSA council in your area. Help us bring the campus to life as an Adventure Base 100 volunteer!


For this weekend which Includes January 1 through the 3 Adventure Base 100 will be in Pasadena, California. The exact location is that of the Showcase of Floats in the parking median float-viewing area across from Pasadena High School. The sponsoring Council is that of San Gabriel Valley Council.

A press release of this adventure base 100 event can be found at: click here.


Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

Welcome to 2010

Scouts, Scouters, Alumni, and other interested parties welcome to the year 2010. If you have not heard the big news, this will be the year that the BSA celebrates their 100th birt hday. The Scout movement which began in the UK actually started 3 years earlier than us in 1907 in case you wanted to know.

Well lets see here, if you haven't already, today is the perfect day to set goals which on this day in particular are more formally known as New Year Resolutions. One of the best ways to set goals is to use the "SMART" model to set your goals. This helps you think practically and realistically, making sure you can actually achieve your goals. Goal setting is very important it allows growth and makes people more oriented to success. I would suggest making a comment to your unit about what goals are, what type of things can be goals, and how to make sure you set goals you follow through with.

Here are my goals for 2010, 2 of them are not scouting related.

1. Improve my fitness level. This may be for a scouting related reason aka the NSJ 2010 but in truth this is a personal goal. Lets take a moment to define what I mean by improve fitness level, first off I need to loose weight, specifically by the Jamboree I want to be less than 175 which I believe is possible since right know I weight approximately 193. Also I need to improve my cardiovascular endurance level.

2. Maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in college for the spring semester. Right now I have a 3.6 something, I forget off the top of my head my exact GPA but that is okay. That means I will have to spend more time studying and focusing on school.

3. Growth my Scout Unit. I am currently working with a cub scout pack that has only 10 people. I need to double this by the end of this year. I also need to recruit 3 more adult leaders that are fully trained.

4. Increase Scout Unit Communications. I need to work on developing a better system for getting a hold of my pack and my den members. This could by through more efficient use of a phone tree, e-mail list, or newsletter.

Those are my goals for 2010 and wish me luck.

Yours in Scouting Service
Mark W
Assistant Den Leader Pack 69
Frontier District, Denver Area Council
NSJ '05 Youth Participant '10 Subcamp 7 Youth Staff
Eagle Scout OA Brotherhood Member
WSJ '07 '11 Philmont AA '08

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