Rapids Partner with Boy Scouts

Rapids and Boy Scout to celebrate 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America on July 31

COMMERCE CITY Colo. (February 8, 2010) – The Colorado Rapids and the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) today announced an enhanced partnership for 2010, highlighted by a special engagement on July 31 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

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This announcement comes in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America presenting the BSA’s 2009 achievements and 2010 goals during their Report to the State at the Colorado State Capitol earlier today at which Rapids Managing Director Jeff Plush was a guest speaker.

All participating Boy Scouts in this truly unique event will arrive at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park the morning of July 31 prepared for a full day of activities beginning with a special tour and programming in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge and on Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s fields complex.

Scouts will then move inside the stadium to cheer on the Colorado Rapids during the club’s regular season match against FC Dallas.

Following the game, scouts will be treated to a special nationwide broadcast on the stadium jumbotron of "A Shining Light Across America" from the Centennial Celebration Show at the 100th Anniversary National Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill Virginia.

Scouts and their families will conclude the event with an overnight campout on the stadium complex.

Package price for the all day and night event are $30 per person.

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Click here for more information (pdf) or contact Emily Kilcoyne at 303-727-3540

About the Boy Scouts of America

Serving more than 4.6 million youth between the ages of 7 and 20 with more than 300 councils throughout the United States and its territories the BSA is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting movement is comprised of 1.2 million volunteers whose dedication of time and resources has enabled the BSA to remain the nation's leading youth-service organization. For more information on the BSA please visit www.Scouting.org. More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at www.Scouting.org/100years.