SOURCE: Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

Los Angeles Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

November 10, 2009 19:29 ET

"A Century of Values" Nationwide Road Tour Coming to Los Angeles for Local Boy Scout Centennial Preview

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - "If you are going to celebrate a 100th anniversary, do it in a big way." That's the philosophy of six adult volunteers from Michigan who will be visiting the Los Angeles Area Council, during a unique 45,000 mile, year long road trip, helping all Boy Scout councils throughout the United States kick off their local celebration of 100 years on Scouting's role in character and leadership development.

Dubbed "A Century of Values," the road journey teams launched their official kickoff in Laingsburg, Michigan on February 8, 2009. The caravan is winding its way across the country, scheduled to end in Irving, Texas at the National Boy Scout Museum on February 8, 2010, the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts in America.

Fourteen teams will rotate driving the 45,000 miles in a 32 foot colorfully decorated motor home donated by Coachmen Industries. At each of the 300 plus council stops, team members will present local Boy Scout representatives with a framed 24" by 36" anniversary mural and help kick off local centennial events.

The mural depicts famous individual, places and events in scouting history. It was created by professional illustrator and Eagle Scout, Bill Morrison, who has done design work for Disney and Hollywood animation studios.

Bill will be in attendance at the presentation in Los Angeles which will take place on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:00 am at the LA Area Council, Urban Scouting Experience Park at 2333 Scout Way, Los Angeles.

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