Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council partners with Barrett-Jackson

Posted 1/20/22

The Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council — independent nonprofit organization chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in Arizona — announces its inaugural partnership with Barrett-Jackson.

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Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council partners with Barrett-Jackson

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The Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council — independent nonprofit organization chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in Arizona — announces its inaugural partnership with Barrett-Jackson.

Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, according to a press release, will host several community events for Arizona Scout families.

“At Barrett-Jackson, it is our mission to bring people together to celebrate our love for cars and to grow the hobby for generations to come,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, in the release.

“It is incredibly important to engage with the youth in our communities, both from an educational standpoint and by providing opportunities for multiple generations to come together, share a common passion and enjoy time with one another through this hobby we all love.”

Saturday, Jan, 22

Barrett-Jackson’s Opening Day will also be dubbed QT Family Day filled with fast cars and S.T.E.M. programs for kids including:

Merit Badge Day - 100 Scouts have signed up ahead of time to earn their Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge. Attendees will learn about automotive mechanics from the pros beginning at 9:30 a.m. The merit badge event will include seven stations with vehicles and qualified instructors or mechanics to educate Scouts on various common automotive tasks such as understanding dashboard icons, seatbelt safety and checking the engine oil. Also, Universal Technical Institute will have representatives speak with scouts about careers in the automotive industry. All Scouts in attendance will receive a unique Barrett-Jackson patch.

Corporate Pinewood Derby – Saturday’s competition will be open to corporate entries and will serve as a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts of America’s Grand Canyon Council.

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby - The inaugural Barrett-Jackson Pinewood Derby for Cubs Scouts and Scouts BSA. Winners will be crowned the Barrett-Jackson Pinewood Derby Champion beginning at 1 p.m. in the auction’s pre-staging lanes.

Free entry all day for those in Scouts wearing the BSA GCC field uniform with the Grand Canyon Council official patch.

Sunday, Jan, 23

Free entry all day for those in Scouts wearing the BSA GCC field uniform with the Grand Canyon Council official patch.

“This partnership is the first of what is yet to come in 2022 and into the future,” said Andy Price, CEO and Scout Executive of GCC. “Our Council is thrilled to be able to offer scouts of all ages the opportunity to attend Barrett-Jackson and learn about cars and automotive mechanics first-hand.”

Scouting in Arizona started with a handful of troops across the state and over the last 100 years has grown to serve thousands of our youth ranging from ages 5-20. Since BSA GCC was established in the state, more than 48,000 young men and women have become Eagle Scouts, the highest honor awarded by BSA.

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