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updated: 5/31/2012 5:51 PM

Scout-O-Rama 'Daily Good Turn' attracts thousands

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  • Chicagoland Skydiver Center parachutes on to main parade filed at Scout-O-Rama held at Cantigny Park.

      Chicagoland Skydiver Center parachutes on to main parade filed at Scout-O-Rama held at Cantigny Park.
    Three Fires Council

Nancy Loftus

The Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council hosted a day-long community showcase Scout-O-Rama --"Daily Good Turn" event at Cantigny Park.

With over a hundred hands-on family activities that brought the perfect mix of unforgettable fun and import life lessons. Scouts and attendees also honored the servicemen and women for Armed Forces Day and did a "good turn" by donating a food item to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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"All acts of volunteerism make communities better today and teach our youth lifelong lessons," said Matt Ackerman, president and Scout Executive at Three Fires Council. "We want our communities and youth to have the opportunity to learn the power of giving back. To learn more about teamwork, leadership, service and character. We want our youth to grow up to be successful at what they do, to have a sense of place, of community, to have strong values and a chance to volunteer to make the world a better place."

Over 125 activities made up five sponsored Zones: the Fun Zone, Outdoor Zone, Health & Nature Zone, Partner Zone, and Military Zone located throughout the 500-acre park.

Cantigny sponsored the closing ceremony featuring four skydivers parachuting on to the main parade field.

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