Boy Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of The BSA
Earning their aviation merit badges will be an experience that
hundreds of Boy Scouts will never forget, as they gather at the
Fantasy of Flight aviation museum in Polk City, Florida for the
Second Annual Aviation Camporee, Friday, March 5 through Sunday,
March 7, 2010.
To help the Scouts celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Boy
Scouts of America, Fantasy of Flight will present the attraction's
Second Annual Aviation Camporee where scouts can earn their
aviation merit badges with the help of skilled aviation
Throughout the action-packed weekend in March, the boys will
practice their primitive camping skills while participating in a
variety of educational and immersive aviation-themed activities.
The Scouts not only will tour Fantasy of Flight and visit real
working aircraft maintenance and restoration areas, but also have
the chance to talk with aviation mechanics, restoration
specialists, and pilots by participating in a variety of special
merit badge stations. They also will experience a number of
simulators such as piloting a hot air balloon, flying a hang-glider
or taking the controls in the cockpit of a real Corsair
fighter. In honor of the 100th anniversary of scouting, a
special giant scale R/C aircraft demonstration will be performed,
courtesy of the Mid-Florida R/C Club.
As a former Boy Scout, Fantasy of Flight creator and founder
Kermit Weeks is especially excited to help young Scouts launch
their dreams, whatever they may be. "As a young man, I had big
dreams, and certainly looked to role models to help me fulfill
those dreams. It's my privilege and honor to help foster the
hopes and aspirations of today's youth," said Weeks. "I want to
encourage these young men to push their boundaries and strive to be
all that they can be."
Weeks is not only the creator and founder of the attraction, he
is a former world aerobatics champion, airplane designer and
children's book author.
Cost of the Camporee weekend is $28 per person plus tax, which
includes admission to Fantasy of Flight, specially tailored tours
and Scout merit badge stations, activities, campsite and lunch on
Saturday. Reservations are required and admission is limited.