Bass Pro Shops is hosting Boy Scouts of America Month at all U.S. locations this September. Throughout the month, Bass Pro Shops will promote Boy Scouts of America, offer merit badge classes, and provide opportunities to raise funds for Scouting projects. This is the eighth year Bass Pro Shops has recognized the Scouts with a month-long celebration.
Bass Pro Shops will offer customers the opportunity to donate to the Boy Scouts of America by rounding up their purchase total to the nearest dollar. At the end of the promotion, 50 percent of the money collected will be donated to the Boy Scouts of America National Council and 50 percent will be given to designated local councils. In addition, Bass Pro Shops will make a contribution for each donation made.
Scouts can work toward earning their fishing and rifle shooting merit badges by attending workshops* at participating Bass Pro Shops locations. Classes are taught Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning at 6 p.m. according to the following schedule:
- Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Fishing merit badge class
- Wednesday, Sept. 6 –Rifle Shooting merit badge class
- Thursday, Sept. 7 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
- Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Rifle Shooting merit badge class
- Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
- Thursday, Sept. 14 – Fishing merit badge class
- Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
- Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Fishing merit badge class
- Thursday, Sept. 21 – Rifle Shooting merit badge class
- Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Fishing merit badge class
- Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Rifle Shooting merit badge class
- Thursday, Sept. 28 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
Class size is limited, so it is recommended that students call their nearest Bass Pro Shops and register over the phone.
*Merit badge classes and donations available at all U.S. locations except Islamorada, Florida, Branson, Missouri and the Outlet store in Springfield, Missouri. Not available in Canada.
For more information visit http://www.basspro.com/boyscouts.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of nearly 2.4 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and approximately 960,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.
About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops®, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 99 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company’s Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/bassproshops