The Boy Scouts of America Races into a New Decade with Dale Coyne Racing
Connecting youth through leadership and education
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) have announced that the two legendary organizations are teaming up to promote family fun and education through a new BSA IndyCar venture and the launch of BSA Motorsports. Scouts can experience the BSA’s No. 19 IndyCar entry throughout the 17-race 2010 IZOD IndyCar® Series schedule, including the “greatest spectacle in racing,” the Indianapolis 500.
The No. 19 car will help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the BSA, the nation’s largest youth-serving organization. The BSA and DCR plan to utilize the high-tech nature of IndyCar-style cars as a platform to promote science, technology, and math to those involved in Scouting.
“Racing is a modern-day way to connect with youth and to further Scouting’s dedication to expanding tomorrow’s leaders through education, math, science, and engineering,” stated Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “We are grateful to Dale and Gail Coyne and their entire racing team for making this incredible opportunity possible.”
“This is a program with true heart,” commented race team owner Dale Coyne, “from watching a young boy’s first pinewood derby to helping him learn and apply the disciplines of science and technology using the excitement of IndyCar. The message we will convey is the significance of education and the value of preparing for a rapidly advancing hi-tech world.”
Through the IndyCar program, Scouts and volunteers will have fun and exciting participation opportunities at the tracks throughout the year. The Boy Scouts of America and Dale Coyne Racing collaboration provides an unparalleled opportunity to reach out to America’s youth with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math. A Web page has been created at www.scouting.org/motorsports. The No. 19 team will appear at Scouting events in 2010, including the National Scout Jamboree.
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