Posted on 25th Feb 2013 @ 10:41 AM
NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. is used to driving high performance stock cars at speeds reaching in excess of 200 mph on high banked ovals across America so when he pulled up in the #8 HybridLight / Boy Scouts of America Chevrolet Camaro to pick up Daniel Bolen for the Rev it Up Drive a Scout to School Experience, you can only imagine the look on the youngster’s face. Bolen, a student at the Orangewood Christian School in Maitland, FL was rewarded with a special treat on Wednesday by being chosen by the Boy Scouts of America Central Florida Council to honor him for his community service efforts in building an inner-city memorial to children who had lost their lives to violent crimes.
Upon arriving at school, Bolen and Lagasse Jr. were greeted by an anxious group of Bolen’s fellow 7th and 8th grade scouts and students who immediately swarmed the car to get their very own up-close view of a real NASCAR scock car.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized values-based youth development organizations. For over a century Scouting has provided an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. The Boy Scouts of America prepares young people for life by providing the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21, and more than a million volunteers, in nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org or www.toughscout.com. For more information on The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit www.scouting.org/BSARacing/nascar.