Adventure Base 100 to Roll into Tulsa

TULSA (October 5, 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 Tulsa:  Adventure Base 100. Thousands will get to experience this exciting tour at the State Fair of Tulsa, October 8-10!

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 at the Tulsa State Fair October 8-10, which is expecting around 900,000 guests this year.

“Our goal is to engage those interested in the Boy Scouts of America in a new and exciting way,” said Mark Conrad, director of field service, Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America. “We are thrilled to bring this experience to Tulsa 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.”

Adventure Base 100 will be located at the Tulsa State Fair from October 8-10, 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.” 

A stage show featuring local music, cook-off’s, Scout demonstrations, etc.

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 amazing history, including a display of rare artifacts collected by the organization over the last 100 years.

In addition, the local Tulsa Council has provided their own artifacts to be featured in the BSA’s 100th Anniversary National Time Capsule, which includes submissions from local BSA councils throughout the country. The Indian Nations Council of Tulsa serves more than 28,000 youth and 5,500 adult volunteers throughout 18 counties in eastern Oklahoma.

For nearly a century, the Boy Scouts of America has brought families and communities together to prepare America’s youth to live, work, and play with character and integrity. Adventure Base 100 is one of eight major engagement programs the organization is undertaking as part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration.

For more information on Adventure Base 100, or to pre-register, please visit

Updated 10-08-2010

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