North Texas Boy Scouts tonight take to the field at Cowboys Stadium.
No doubt, the scouts will play a little football but the main reason they will be there is the first scouting camp-in, which is pretty cool in an oxymoronic way. Leave it to Jerry to squeeze out a little publicity from an otherwise empty stadium.
Registration, open until noon so hurry, costs $55 per person. It includes a tour of the stadium, a few fitness exercises, and that was redundant, for scout badges and pins, and food from Papa John’s along with breakfast from Dairy Max, and more exercises in the morning. The concession stands also will be open but it’ll be an expensive night if the kids go there.
Maybe the coolest part of the program comes when the scouts settle into the stands to watch a movie on the Colossus-tron, billed by the Cowboys as “the world’s largest HD video boards.” Really?
The downside, though, is that officials bypassed a cool, special effects-heavy, action, shoot-‘em-up film, opting instead for “Little Giants.” Oh, OK …
All in all, though, this sounds like a pretty amazing experience for the kids. All we ever got was the woods.
Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He never made it past the first badge of Cub Scouts.