If there is an event and a moment in the BSA’s 100th Anniversary Celebration not to be missed, this is it! And (while it soon will be) it is still not too late to involve friends, families, supporters, and Scouts in the July 31, 2010, broadcast of the National Jamboree’s Centennial Celebration show, A Shining Light Across America.

While many might have already planned Shining Light viewing gatherings, those currently without plans, will find the needed details to join in below. Feel free to pass this information along via e-mail, newsletters, blogs, and Web sites. The opportunity is there for all to participate in this historic event.  And, the Centennial Celebration show will be spectacular! Here are the details:

1. Arena show and broadcast schedule. The Centennial Celebration preshow will be available online starting at 5:30 P.M. EDT. The main show will be available for viewing at 8 P.M. EDT, and the broadcast will conclude at approximately 10:30 P.M. EDT. For your information, the BSA has provided an overview of the Centennial Celebration show “run of show.” Please Note: Content and timing are subject to change, all the way to showtime.

2. Webcast update. The Shining Light webcast will be available worldwide at www.ustream.tv/shininglight and via a Shining Light tab on the National BSA’s Facebook page. Viewers will be able to comment and interact with fellow webcast participants while watching.

Reminder: To ensure the best picture quality, the webcast option is recommended for small- to medium-sized groups on a screen no larger than 120 inches (9 feet wide by 6 feet high). Be sure to test it now by projecting any of the live videos currently available on Ustream onto the screen you plan to use.

3. Two-way locations. We’d like to also extend our congratulations to the six Boy Scout Councils from across the Country who the National BSA selected to broadcast portions of their Shining Light activities back to the Jamboree arena show stage: Anthony Wayne Area (Ft. Wayne, IN); Black Hills Area (Rapid City, SD); Greater New York Councils (New York, NY); Las Vegas Area (Las Vegas, NV); North Florida Council (Jacksonville, FL); and Occoneechee Council (Raleigh, NC).

Join together in Scouting fellowship with tens of thousands in the Jamboree arena and thousands more at Shining Light gatherings planned across the country. Help spread the word to be part of this unforgettable event!

Together, launching our next century of service! Celebrate 100 years of Scouting!Were you involved in Scouting? Let us know. We want to hear from you.  Reconnect and Reengage in Scouting at www.BSAAlumni.org

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2 thoughts on “A Shining Light Across America

  1. Dana Allen-Greil, National Museum of American History
    July 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I thought you might be interested in letting your readers know about this blog post about the Boy Scout collections at the National Museum of American History.

    We’re looking for stories about objects people have kept from their scouting days. Do any of the objects featured in our latest blog post look familiar?

  2. Richard Arnold-Eagle 1966
    July 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Take away Obama’s designation as “Honorary president of the BSA” for not making an appearance at the Jamboree and instead opting to appear on the view. Obviously, he has his priorities in the wrong place.