Boy Scouts flocking to new Steve Fossett camp

DOTSERO — Boy Scouts from all over the West are pouring into the new Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Base Camp to “catch the adventure bug” that governed Fossett’s life.

Fossett, an adventurer and Eagle Scout, set 115 world aviation records. The Beaver Creek resident credited the Boy Scouts with helping him learn to chase adventure.

“As a Scout, I learned how to set goals and achieve them,” Fossett said repeatedly during his life. “Being a Scout also taught me leadership at a young age where there were few opportunities to be a leader.”

The Steve Fossett Spirit of Adventure Base Camp is one of only four high adventure Boy Scout camps around the country. It will also be the first time in a decade and a half that the Boy Scouts of America’s Western Colorado Council will have its own summer camp.


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