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Scout O Rama Welcomes New Event – The Scout About 5K/FunRun Saturday – April 22

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Scout O Rama returns to the Ark-La-Tex Saturday, April 22, 2017 with fun for Scouters, parents, brothers and sisters, and those who might be interested in Scouting.  This year they are also proud to announce a new event to Scout O Rama, the first ever “Scout About 5K/FunRun.”

The “Scout About 5k/FunRun” will take place that Saturday morning at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana Texas. This event directly benefits the Boy Scouts of America, Caddo Area Council.

The 5K course consists of two different laps through beautiful Spring Lake Park and will start at 8:00AM. Awards will be presented for the overall male and female finishers and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus. The FunRun is a different route of approximately 1 mile and will start at 8:05AM. The race/funrun will take place rain or shine, no refunds.

Race packets will be available starting at 6:30AM race morning at the Scout O Rama stage. Packets will include participant t-shirt, race bib and other goodies. Don’t wait, get registered today online

The entry fee is only $25 for the 5K, $20 for the FunRun or if you want to sleep in and still make a donation we have an option for you as well. All proceeds will help purchase new canoes, life vests and paddles for Camp Preston Hunt and Camp Pioneer.

Awards will be presented immediately following the race. Additionally, any Boy Scout who places in his age group, will receive special recognition at the Scout O Rama Awards Assembly Saturday evening.

All participants are invited to stay and watch the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Four States Scout O Rama which kicks off at 11:00AM.

Sponsorships are still available. For more information about the race, becoming a sponsor, interviews and more, contact Melody Hines at or Justin White at

Don’t miss the 2017 regional scout show Scout O Rama.  The theme for this year’s show is “Be Prepared”.   The show will be open to the public Saturday, April 22. Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops interested in camping with us for the weekend at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana Texas, need to go to the website and download the registration forms. All registration forms need to be turned in by April 7, 2017.

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