2011 January - Adventure in Travel
This is a one-day activity was held at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. It is free to Scouts under age 16, they just needed to bring a sack lunch or McDonalds money.

The Travel & Adventure Show features hundreds of exhibits, shows, demonstrations, and cultural performances. Exhibits include local, national, and international destinations, loaded with photos and brochures, and native representatives to talk with.

Activities included: camel rides, driving a segway on a special course, and most popular was a heated pool where Scouts could experience an introduction to Scuba diving. Also wildlife exhibits featured exotic birds and reptiles.

In another section of the convention center was a second show called American Outdoor Sports Show, which provided a second major attraction to explore. The show highlights various outdoor sports, camping equipment, boating, fishing, riflery, archery, etc., and even had a 100,000 gallon indoor lake constructed to try out boats. One popular attraction was an exhibit on dangerous reptiles which featured giant snakes and a full size alligator.

It was a fun and educational day the boys thoroughly enjoyed.
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