Michigan International Speedway is always accustomed to hosting some of the state's largest sporting events each year, however, hosting one of Michigan's largest boy scout events is a different story.
MIS will be hosting over 3,000 boy scouts and cub scouts during the Great Sauk Trail Council Camporee on Oct. 5-7. The event will be held on the speedway grounds outside of turn four.
"Michigan International Speedway isn't just about hosting NASCAR events each summer," track president Roger Curtis said. "We're pleased to be hosting over 3,000 boy scouts and cub scouts and their families for a weekend of camping excitement. This is an event that will bring scouts from lower Michigan, Northern Ohio and Eastern Indiana together for a fun event."
Registration for the event is on Oct. 5, followed by two days of camping, fun activities and food. Saturday activities will include archery, rocketry, a BB gun range, driving simulators and various games. The camporee will bring scouts of all ages to the track with the idea of spending time with other scouts and earning a special racecar patch designed specifically for this event.
For 18 months, a committee of volunteers has been working hard on developing this camporee. An event of this magnitude would not be possible without a facility like Michigan International Speedway and their dedicated staff," Great Sauk Trail Council Program Director James McClelland said. "The Great Sauk Trail Council thanks the speedway for their dedication, support, and assistance in making this a memorable event for the youth of our area."
For more information on the GSTC Council Camporee, visit www.gstcbsa.org/mis or call 734-971-7100.
Deposits for the 2008 Michigan International Speedway race season are being accepted until Friday, Nov. 2 by calling the MIS ticket office. Deposits can be redeemed on December 10th or 11th. Placing a deposit allows customers to purchase tickets after the renewal process but before they go on sale to the public. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007. For additional information, call the MIS Ticket Hotline at 1-800-354-1010.