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Boy Scout event camping at the Dunes

May 08, 2002

More than 18,000 Boy Scouts are expected to participate in a three-day

series of events titled Scout-O-Rama, running Friday to Sunday at the

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

About 1,000 Boy Scouts are expected to camp at the Dunes' private

facility during the weekend's festivities.

The series will kick off with an Eagle Scout alumni reunion to be held

at 5:30 p.m. Friday. This event is open to all individuals who have

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earned the Eagle rank and will include dinner and presentations by Eagle

Scout alumni.

Saturday will feature a host of events for the Scouts, including canoe

races, obstacle courses and wall climbs. The cost to attend Saturday's

programs is $5 per person.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, about 250 Boy Scouts will accompany their mothers

under the Dunes' giant white tent for a Mother's Day brunch.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport

Beach. Information: Brett Beck, (714)546-4990, Ext. 142.

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