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Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America June 17-Aug 23

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This summer, Bruce White  put together a jamboree of Eagles, their parents, leaders and others associated with Scouting for a cross-country adventure that starts June 17 in Seattle and ends "66 days later [when] we roll into Fredericksburg on Aug. 23 for as big a celebration as we can create."

At least 46 cyclists, ranging in age from 15 to 69 and hailing from 12 states, either will caravan across country with White to start the ride in Washington state. Or, they'll fly into Seattle and meet him there. Or they'll join the pack at Yellowstone National Park or maybe in Michigan.

Twenty-six riders will do the entire 4,100 miles (15 states) on two wheels—or three wheels, as is the case with recumbent bike rider AD Carson from Milwaukee. Six more will start the grand tour but can't go the whole distance. Four support people will take turns driving vans and changing flat tires—and get their own time in the saddle as well.

“We have this chart, well, we have a dozen different charts with Xs of who's with us on what days,” said White, hinting at the “challenging” logistics involved.

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White started planning this ride practically as soon as he recovered from the 2014 excursion. The event, called Eagle Scouts Cycling Across America, was featured four years ago in Boys' Life, the monthly magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, and White heard from a number of people who said they'd love to go along, if he ever did it again.

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http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/spotsylvania-man-leads-jamboree-of-scouts-leaders-on-cross-country/article_f47dd7c5-5d8a-57a8-8d86-943ecb8ade37.html

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Some councils are forming their own cycling groups to meet the main group.

If you or someone you know is an Eagle Scout and looking for a possible once in a lifetime experience, this is a great opportunity!  A group of Eagle Scouts have been planning this event for over a year and this summer it will become a reality.  The Green Mountain Council has small group taking the challenge and invite any interested cyclists to join them.  The entire trip goes from Seattle, Washington to Washington, D.C.  The Vermont contingent is planning to ride from a leg from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.  The dates are August 12-18, 2018.  Here are the websites and contacts to reach out to for more information and details:  Jkap@comcast.net or http://www.escaa2018.info/p/route.html Join other Scouts from across the country for this memorable ride and a great way to promote the Scouting program to the nation.

https://www.scoutingvermont.org/news/eagle-scouts-cycling-across-america

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