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Boy Scouts gearing up for annual expo

March 22nd, 2012 1:35 pm by Staff Report

Boy Scouts gearing up for annual expo

Area Scouts are selling Scout Expo tickets for $1 each. The tickets are good for admission to the upcoming Scout Expo, and each one includes coupons featuring more than $55 in savings from area restaurants and businesses.

Scouts in the Sequoyah Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), are gearing up for the 2012 Scout Expo.


To promote the event, area Scouts are selling Scout Expo tickets for $1 each. The tickets are good for admission to the upcoming Scout Expo, and each one includes coupons featuring more than $55 in savings from area restaurants and businesses. Locally, patrons can look for Scouts selling the tickets at the entrances to area retail stores and in neighborhoods throughout the region.


Proceeds will benefit the Scouts, their units and the Sequoyah Council, which serves 16 counties in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Individual Scouts can earn prizes, which may include books, uniforms, camping equipment and certificates to attend summer camp. Local units and the Sequoyah Council also earn commission from the sale to help fund the programs they offer.


Scout Expo will be held from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray. The event is open to the public and offers fun for all ages.


During the Scout Expo, more than 2,500 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and volunteer leaders will showcase their skills at 100 or more action stations. The stations will include climbing walls, archery, Dutch oven cooking demonstrations, hands-on exhibits, and other fun activities. The weekend's festivities also include a camping opportunity for area Scouts and their families, as well as a campfire ceremony.


Scout Expo tickets will remain on sale through May 5. Tony McMillan is serving as the 2012 Scout Expo Chairman. To purchase tickets, contact any Cub Scout, Boy Scout or volunteer leader in the Sequoyah Council's 16-county service area. For more information about the event, contact the council office at 423-952-6961.

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