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Boy Scouts of America to team with International Sportsmen’s Exposition

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:15 pm

The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Grand Canyon Council has partnered with the acclaimed International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE), co-locating its Scout-O-Rama with the state’s largest annual outdoorsmen event for the entire family. The Sportsmen's Expo will make its 13th appearance in Arizona Feb. 21 - 24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. BSA’s outdoor Scout-O-Rama, on University of Phoenix Stadium grounds, will attract 15,000-20,000 youth and family members Feb. 23.

Some of the activities planned for Scout-O-Rama include Dutch-oven cooking, knots and lashing, push carts, monkey bridges, water rockets, archery and more. Families who participate in Scout-O-Rama will also receive ISE $2 discount coupons. Inside the Expo, the new Scouts Challenge will offer prizes to troops competing in several activities, including BB-gun and archery ranges, rock-climbing wall, catch-and-release fishing, and a radio-controlled offroad racetrack, hosted by Arizona Off Highway Vehicle Coalition.

Families and outdoors enthusiasts are invited to participate in Scout-O-Rama for just $5. Families that include a uniformed Scout enter for free. According to Ty Page, Grand Canyon Council Program Director, “The lifelong values and basic survival skills these young boys learn are bound to shape who they are for years to come. We foster the values of leadership and personal responsibility, but also, we encourage Scouts to help others along the way. It’s going to be a great day!”

Inside University of Phoenix Stadium’s 160,000-square-foot space, the ISE’ 300+ exhibitor companies will sell the hottest new fishing, hunting, offroading and RVing, boating and camping products and services, also spotlighting travel destinations nearby and around the world. The Expo features an Adventure Theater, giant fishing-demonstration tank, huge casting pond, two trophy displays, a computer-controlled three-dimensional pop-up target archery range, and a Youth Fair with hands-on activities—all gear and guides included at no charge. Youth under 16 enter ISE for free, and parking is also no charge.

The Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts is one of the largest organizations serving youth in the state of Arizona, even including some areas in New Mexico. In total, this council includes some 22, 000 registered adult leaders and more than 48,000 kids, engaging in educational activities and learning to become the future leaders.

For further information, send an email to info@SportsExpos.com, visit ISE on Facebook www.facebook.com/sportsexpos, Twitter www.twitter.com/sportsexpophx or tour www.SportsExpos.com. For information regarding the Grand Canyon Council of Boy Scouts of America, visit: http://www.grandcanyonbsa.org.

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