As part of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary, Istrouma Area Council Scouts watched a broadcast Saturday night of the Centennial Celebration Show from the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at LSU at the Bo Campbell Auditorium. The broadcast took place simultaneaously across the country.
During the event called "A Shining Light Across America" Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, U.S. Army (Ret.) shared his experiences with Scouting throughout his years in the Army and with his own sons, especially recalling the two National Jamborees he coordinated in 2001 and 2005, said Cathie Louis, Council Activities Chair.
Honoré stressed that the qualities that Scouts learn today will help them through the rest of their lives.
He also shared some important steps towards preparedness that he covers in his book, "SURVIVAL: How Being Prepared Can Keep You and Your Family Safe."
The event marks the first time in BSA history that the entire Scouting community joined together in an interactive jamboree arena show. The show was broadcast via satellite to locations nationwide and Webcast worldwide on the Internet.
“We’re thrilled to bring this incredible experience to the Istrouma Area Council," said Louis. "It promises to build pride in our current membership, and also to spark fond memories in former Scouts and alumni who will join us for the broadcast. I hope it will also interest those who may be interested in learning more about our organization.”
Hundreds of “Shining Light” events took place across the country on July 31 as part of the organization’s historic nationwide broadcast of the Centennial Celebration Show. The show was performed live in front of an estimated 60,000 Scouts, Scouters, and visitors at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill, Virginia.
"A Shining Light Across America” is a major program the Boy Scouts of America is undertaking as part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration. For a century, the organization has brought families and communities together to prepare America’s youth to live, work, and play with character and integrity. The 100-year activities, activated at the local level, aim to drive engagement, recruit new members and volunteers, and enhance the awareness of the value of Scouting in an inspiring, purpose-driven celebration.
More information about 100 Years of Scouting can be found at http://www.scouting.org/100years
Well, it was a great show! I'm sure that it was that much more impressive for my boy and the other 40,000+ Scouts who were in attendance!
If you missed the show, you can watch it online at: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/8639388. The actual nationwide broadcast actually begins around the 2:33:00 mark - everything before that is lagniappe.
Check out these Jamboree links: