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2015 MLB Baseball Mascot Madness
Duck Stampede !!!
150th Anniversary End of Civil War
09-Apr-2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Surrender of General Lee and the Confederate Armies at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Here is some classic civil war literature and movies.
Gunbattle in Watertown
In 2013 all of Boston was in suspense as police were chasing the Marathon Bombers. Here CNN tells the full story of when police collided with Radical Jihad Extremists on the Streets of Watertown.
Nine Arab Countries invade country to destroy AL Queda Sanctuary. Here is the full report.
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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 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
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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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White River Canoe Race
In late July, some of the toughest Venturer Crews compete in one of the most unique, challenging and fun scouting events in the country. The National White River Canoe Race runs through some 120 miles of the scenic Ozarks backcountry.
This three-day, 8-stage event feature multiple divisions for both male and female Venture Crews. Early Registration required.
Atchafalaya BSA Swamp Base
A Wilderness far too intimidating for the casual outdoorsman, The Atchafalaya Swamp remains shrouded in mystery. But for the adventurous and the prepared, the swamp offers challenges to conquer and wonders to behold." - Swamp Base BSA.
Atchafalaya Swamp, is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge.
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.
1. Zodiac Raft Whale Watching
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.
2. Kicking Horse River Rafting
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.
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.
4. Lake Michigan Speedboat Ride
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.
5. Lake Barrett Jet Ski Rental
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.
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.
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.
Camp Parsons [CSC]
Hood Canal / Olympic Peninsula
Camp Parsons can launch your group on the following high adventures.
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.
SeaEagle Inflatable Boats
Whatever you do on the water, we've got an Inflatable Boat or Inflatable Kayak that's perfect for you. The Newest Trend in Scout Troop Gear.
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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.
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!)
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.
There is no more noble calling than serving our future generations. The scouting program provides a great framework for well-rounded adult/youth recreation.
Den Mother - Cub Scout Leader or Assistant
Scoutmaster - Boy Scout Leader or Assistant
Merit Badge Counselor - Advisor/Instructor for the more than 130 introductory life study courses.
Scout Motto: Be Prepared
Do A Good Turn Daily
Have I Done Any Good?
2015 Big Video
Have You Done Your Good Turn Today?
YouTube Superstar, Alex Boye, has produced an awesome music video that will jump start your next group service project - Have I Done Any Good In The World Today?.
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