As part of the 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, Northeast Indiana Scouts invite local residents to a historic event Saturday, July 31, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. It’s called A Shining Light Across America.

Fort Wayne will link to the Centennial Celebration Show, part of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill Virginia, and will be one of only six events in the country to feature a two way satellite connection enabling Scouts in Fort Wayne to interact with the expected 60,000 Scouts and volunteers in Virginia. Excerpts from the local show will be broadcast nationwide, and around the world online.

Scouts and community members will shine a light on Scouting through the following exciting presentations and activities:

Family Fun Zone: (National Guard climbing wall and obstacle course, US Army climbing wall, Air Zoo F-16 Procedures Trainer, Tag Art face painting, tattoos, story telling, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Science Central, Canlan Ice Sports bounce apparatus and much more);

Silly Mascot Invitational Olympics: The Cub Scout Mascots invite: Icy D. Eagle of the Komets, The Mad Ant, Johnny from The Tin Caps, The Don from IPFW, and Johnny Cougar of USF to participate in some fun and challenges;

Miami Nation of Indiana ceremonial dance and drumming.

Magician and inspirational speaker, Giovanni Livera will capture the imagination with his presentation, “Anything is Possible;” and

Two-way satellite link to the Centennial Celebration Show in Virginia.

Doors open at 4p.m., the local program will begin at 6p.m. and the program will conclude at 9:30p.m.  Tickets are available now through TicketMaster.

“This milestone is truly a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Scouting friends and family and the Northeast Indiana community to come together to celebrate the rich heritage, exciting present and bright future of Scouting,” said John Fenoglio, Chief Executive Officer, Boy Scouts of America, Anthony Wayne Area Council.

A Shining Light Across America is one of eight major engagement programs the Boy Scouts of America is undertaking as part of its’ 100th Anniversary Celebration. For a century, the organization has brought together families and communities to prepare America’s youth to live, work and play with character and integrity. The unique 100-year activities, initiated at the local level, aim to drive engagement, recruit new members and volunteers, and enhance the awareness of the value of Scouting.

Boys Scouts of America, Anthony Wayne Area Council serves youth in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties with over 8,000 youth and 2,800 adult volunteer participating in 2009.

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