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    • 24-Feb-2014: Baseball and Boy Scouts
      Black History Remembers this Alabama Boy Scout who later became a baseball superstar, setting many MLB records. But even today, he can still recite the scout oath.


      24-Feb-2014: Sipsey Wilderness Rescue
      Mississippi legislatures gave a standing ovation to some boy scouts of Troop 302 who rescued an injured man they found in the Sipsey Wilderness in Northeastern Alabama last winter.


      29-Jan-2014: Cub Scout to Deliver SuperBowl XVLIII Game Ball
      9-year old cub scout Thomas Brown from Virginia Beach, VA won the NFL Play 60 Personal Fitness challenge. Right before kick off in the big game this sunday, he gets to walk onto the center of the field to deliver the official game ball to the head referee.


      08-Jan-2014: 214 Night Slept Outdoors - In Minnesota?
      Rudy Hummel, a 17-year old Life Scout from northern Minnesota is over halfway to his quest to sleeping outside for 365 nights straight. Most boy scouts are used to sleeping outdoors in the summer, but Rudy lives in Hermantown, a suburb of Duluth, located in the extreme northern end of Minnesota. And right now, it is really cold out.
      01-Jan-2014: Six Eagle Scout Brothers
      In 2013, the Gemmell Family of Vista CA sees six Eagle Scouts in their family after Matthew completes his project at a local historic landmark.
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      29-Dec-2013: Stopping Saguaro Thieves
      Implanted radio chips help park rangers protect precious cactus from Wild West poachers. Arizona's rarest plant is being stolen straight from National Park lands.
      03-dec-2013: Eagle Steals Camera
      No, it wasn't a boy scout! Earlier this year, a very energetic Australian Sea Eagle snatched a small, remote wildlife camera. Watch him make selfies and records his own outdoor adventure video.
      03-dec-2013: World of Chima Waterpark at Legoland
      Set to open in summer 2014 at Legoland California. Get your sneak peak here. Features include a 40-foot tall "floating" Mount Cavora shooting 400 gallons of water per minute into a giant wave pool. Based on the Cartoon Network of the same name. Engineers can build their own floatable Lego rafts.
      29-Nov-2013: Building A Giant Floating City
      Would You Live Here? A Florida based company is attempting to build a giant floating city that would house 50,000 people plus guests. When built Freedom Ship will be four times bigger than the largest cruise ship currently float and will sail all around the world every two years.
      29-Nov-2013: Trek Adventures of the 2014 Olympic Torch Relay
      The Russians are having a lot of fun with some innovative adventures for the Torch as it makes its traditional journey from Mount Olympus to Sochi, Russia. Some of these adventures include a polar bear swim across freezing cold rivers and ascending tall mountain summits with alpine groups.
      27-Nov-2013: Giant Spinning Ice Disks?
      Have you ever seen one of these? Hunters along North Dakota's Sheyenne River reported seeing large rotating ice disks - upto 55-feet wide - spinning in the middle of the river. See the YouTube clip here.
      26-Nov-2013: Nesting in York Harbor
      Matt Webber designed and built an osprey nesting station for his Eagle Scout Service Project at the Wheeler River Wildlife Refuge. Artificial nesting stations are in high demand to save endangered birds.
      26-Nov-2013: Battle of Crab Orchard
      Dakota Martin (BSA Troop 148), coordinated restoration of the Crab Orchard Cemetery, which included the graves of many prominent figures buried there from the Civil War battles of 1862. He also creates an one-hour audio tour.
      26-Nov-2013: Camp Strake is Moving
      Sam Houston Council announces the sale of their flagship campground property. They plan to open a new Camp Strake elsewhere by 2015.
      26-Nov-2013: Comet ISON in Trouble
      What was expected by the biggest night sky phenomena of a lifetime might be headed for trouble. In recent days, as it gets closer to its Thanksgiving Day rendezvous with the sun, Comet ISON has been getting dimmer instead of brighter.
      26-NOV-2013: Prince Harry in Antarctica
      England's Prince Harry is in Antarctica, gearing up with two teams of trekkers to race to the South Pole. So far, bad weather has been blighting the trekkers’ attempts to gear up for their race to the South Pole. What Snow Sports should he do to pass the time?
      26-NOV-2013: The First Selfie?
      The 2013 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013 is "selfie" which they define as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself." While making Selfies is quite the techonology phenomenon of the year, did you ever wonder who started this trend and when?
      25-NOV-2013: Bonfire Damages Landmark - Farming N.M.
      A bonfire at Frances Ruins was set during an unauthorized 2013 Halloween Party did not burn hot enough to compromise the structure, but soot has stained stones and mortar. BLM officials believe the fire was set Oct. 31 during a Halloween party in the structure.
      25-NOV-2013: The Spoils of War
      Giving away several hundred left over military fighting vehicles to local sheriff and police departments across the country. These 18-ton behemoths, gun turret and bullet-proof glass included, were built for about $500,000 each. "It's armored. It's heavy. It's intimidating. And it's free."

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      Winter Snow Sports
      Klondike Derby Adventure
      Ski Resort - Scout Discounts

      There are a lot of great activities for Scouts to do during winter break. Many scout camps offer cabin rentals in the snow with Klondike Derby. Many ski resorts feature Group Discounts for scout troops and other youth groups. Some even have a special Snow Sports Merit badge day. And those long dark cripy-clear night skies are excellent for stargazing.


      Super Events of 2014
      BSA Scouting For Food [Feb 1, 2014] - Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America.
      2014 Winter Olympics [QD] Sochi Russia [Feb 7-23, 2014] - Resort city located on the eastern shore of the Black Sea / Krasnodar Province.
      03-dec-2013: World of Chima Waterpark at Legoland
      Set to open in summer 2014 at Legoland California. Get your sneak peak here. Features include a 40-foot tall "floating" Mount Cavora shooting 400 gallons of water per minute into a giant wave pool. Based on the Cartoon Network of the same name. Engineers can build their own floatable Lego rafts.
      2014 FIFA Soccer World Cup [QD] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [12 June to 13 July]
      2014 Forever Faithful Camporee - 36,000 Pathfinders from 60 countries to attend world's largest Adventist Youth Event. (Aug 11-16, 2014 - Oshkosh WI)
      2014 Calvinist Cadets Camporee - Kamp Lone Pine in Central Alberta will host the Cadet International Camporee - (July 23-30, 2014).


      Super Events of 2015


      23rd World Scout Jamboree
      Yamaguchi, Japan : Jul 28 - Aug 8, 2015.

      The main theme emphasizes harmony and unity, friendship and peace. Scouts and Venturers from around the world are making plans now to attend this unique event. Jamboree activity program will include module activities, subcamp life, arena events and world cultural interaction.



      2015 Rugby World Cup [QD] London, England - Quadrenial 7-Week Super Sporting Event.
      2015 World Championship in Athletics [SM] Beijing China [Aug 2015] - IAAF Sporting Event
      2015 Cricket World Cup [QD] Australia / New Zealand - to be jointly hosted by the two countries.
      2015 - XVII Pan-American Games [QD] Toronto, Canada - July 10-26, 2015. Approximately 8,000 athletes from 41 nations are expected to participate in 48 sports - the largest multi-sport event ever to be held in Canada.
      2015 - XIII Pan-Arab Games [QD] - Beirut, Lebanon - Dec 2015. Expecting over 6,000 athletes from Arab 21 countries to compete in over 33 sports.


      Super Events of 2016
      2016 Summer Olympics [QD] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      High Adventure provides older youth a unique setting to learn about their world and society. Many boys learn and grow more by doing things hands on in the outdoors.

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      Secrets of the BSA Outdoor Essentials
      What You Really Need to Know!

      Pack Lean / Pack Smart! - Important tips on how to prepare scouting in the wild outdoors. The BSA Outdoor Essentials lists ten important items to always have on every wilderness adventure beginning with a with useful daypack. What will you bring?


      Disney World Fantasyland
      Opened Dec 2012 - Orlando

      DisneyWorld's New Fantasyland opens in the Magic Kingdom. Guests are in for quite the treat as this portion of the park has nearly doubled in size, the largest expansion in the 41 year history of the park. They also play with a lot of technology that wasn't available before.


      tour vatican pope 2013 Meet New Roman Catholic Pope
      Vatican City : 2013

      The college of cardinals meets in March 2013 to select a replacement for the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. See the most important sites of the Vatican City in a single day, including the major basilicas, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Nearby are the Colosseum and Pompeii.


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      Space Camp Space Camp - Huntsville U.S. Space & Rocket Center

      The camp provides residential and day camp educational programs for children in various age groups and adults. These programs include space oriented camp programs, aircraft themed Aviation Challenge camps, and outdoor oriented X-Camp programs, with the intent to promote science, engineering, aviation and exploration. Space Camp additionally uses rides or attractions that are on site at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center as instructional tools.


      tour raft whale watching 1. Zodiac Raft Whale Watching
      Hawaiian Islands

      Seeing great 40 foot long sea mammals getting curious about your raft is a memory not to be forgotten. This tour follows the scenic geology of the Kona coast. Be on the look out for dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays and humpback whales. Search our listings for many more sea kayak adventures.

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      tour kicking horse river rafting 2. Kicking Horse River Rafting
      Canadian Rockies

      Starting off at Yoho National Park, enjoy a full day of Class 3 and Class 4 White-water rafting in some of the Canada's most scenic terrain. Located near Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary, the Kicking Horse River is considered to be the best the best place for rafting in all of British Columbia and Alberta. Search our listings for many more whitewater adventures.

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      vegas race car automobile driving tour 3. Rookie Racecar Driver
      Las Vegas Speedway

      Want to push 600HP muscle car to speeds only legal on a racetrack? After the driver’s meeting, you'll be suited up in a regulation helmet, neck guard and drivers suit for your safety. Then you can enjoy 1 to 2 hours of fun-filled driving in your professional NASCAR stock car. Search our listings for many more speedway adventures.

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      vegas race car automobile driving tour 4. Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride
      Chicago IL

      Feel the need for speed? This exhilarating speedboat ride takes you out onto Lake Michigan for the ride of a lifetime. Experience the roar of the 2000-horsepower engines as you race along Chicago's famous Lake Michigan. The best way to view Chicago is always from the lake! Search our listings for many more waterway adventures.


      arizona lake jetski adventure 5. Lake Barrett Jet Ski Rental
      Phoenix AZ

      Arizona's most popular boy scout camp is located on the lake. What better way to escape the Arizona heat than in the water. Stay at Scout camp facilities. Discount daily rental rates nearby for jet skis, wakeboats, pontoon boats. Have fun working those watersports merit badges and beltloops. Search our listings for many more waterway adventures.


      Philmont Ranch New Mexico Philmont Scout Ranch
      BSA National Scout Ranch

      Since 1939, the Boy Scouts of America have operated a large outdoor high adventure base on this large, rugged, mountain ranch (137,500 acres) located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico. It covers a wide stretch of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico.


      Salmon River Scout Camp
      Whitewater High Adventure Base

      This trip provides campers with a whitewater experience at the best price around. See the beautiful Salmon River, from the river, beginning the day you arrive! Youth and adults alike will have the opportunity to participate in kayaking and rappelling the first evening of your trip.


      Scout Camp Olympic Peninsula Camp Parsons [CSC]
      Hood Canal / Olympic Peninsula

      Camp Parsons can launch your group on the following high adventures.
      • Olympic Peninsula Backpacking Treks: Camp Parsons is located near some of the best hiking trails on the Olympic Peninsula. There will be opportunities for day hikes, fishing and off trail hikes from an established base camp, depending on the skill of the group.
      • Hood Canal Kayak Treks: Camp Parsons is one of only a handful of Boy Scout camps operating a saltwater aquatics program. Your trek begins and ends at camp and will cover roughly 50 miles, but this can be increased depending on the skill of the group.


      BSA Florida Sea Base So. Florida Tour BSA Florida Sea Base

      Since its inception, the Florida Sea Base mission has been underwater exploration for Boy Scouts around the world. FSB CRC is located in Islamorada, Florida, famous as the sport fishing capital of the world and home to North America's only living coral reef. A variety of week long adventure treks options take you deep sea fishing, exploring underwater coral reefs, tall ship sailing, and much more.


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    MainTour Boys Life Adventure What is Scouting?

    Scouting is the finest framework created for an active youth organization. Because of its strong emphasis on integrity, leadership and values, many churches, schools and other non-profit groups have adopted scouting as their official youth activity program.

    Their is a scouting program in nearly every country of the world and they mostly follow the original program developed by Sir Baden-Powell in 1910. MainTour covers many of these, but our major emphasis follows the Boy Scouts of America program.


      Cub Scouts - Adventures for Boys ages 7-10.
      Boy Scouts - Adventures for Boys ages 11-17.
      Venturers - Co-Ed Adventures for ages 14-20.


    MainTour Boys Life Adventure ROck Climbing Awesome Activities for Youth

    Scouting is the only organization that takes youth groups out regularly to pursue a wide range of wholesome recreational activities. These events are fun, exciting, educational, build self-esteem and create memories that last forever. Here are just a few:


      High Adventure - 1 & 2 Week Expeditions into backcountry wilderness either by hiking or river riding.
      Bikepacking - camping and traveling by bicycle.
      Sea Scouts - sailing ships on the big ocean, great lake or famous rivers.
      Deep Sea Adventures - Ocean fishing or kayaking trips
      Awesome Sleepovers - camp overnight on a famous warship, stadium ballfield or under the stars in a forest meadow.
      FREE & Discount Activity Prices - many attractions offer free or discounted admission to scouts and their families. (Type FREE or Discount in our search box!) MainTour Boys Life Equestrian Riding Adventure
      National Geographic Tour - climb exotic rock formations, underground caverns and wildlife refuges.
      Service Hours - each year scouts around the world contribute over 20 million manhours of meaningful service.
      Legacy Project - each scout can design and build his own Eagle Service Project and leave a lasting legacy even before he becomes an adult.
      Real World Experience - scouting experience is valuable qualification to feature on a young man's application for employment or college.
      Leadership & Values - scouts learn valuable teamwork, leadership and communication skills.
      DARE Program - Active scouts are much more likely to avoid alcohol, tobacco and other dangerous drugs.
      Special Needs Youth - The individualized focus creates multiple activity opportunities to support special needs youth at their own pace.
      Everyone is a Winner - The emphasis in scouting is setting and accomplishing realistic fun goals.


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