Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? Series to Debut on National Geographic Channel This Fall

New Series From Original Productions Pits Adults Against Boy Scouts for a Variety of Challenges

Irving, TEXAS (Jan. 17, 2012) Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? It’s the question being asked by a new unscripted series from Original Productions (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers) set to air this fall on the National Geographic Channel.

Those who have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America know how tough Scouts can be. They master hundreds of unique skills, learn what it takes to survive in a variety of circumstances, and focus on teamwork to accomplish goals that otherwise would be insurmountable. Now, as part of Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?, teams of adults from different backgrounds will have an opportunity to test their mettle against some of those Scouts in challenges based on the Boy Scout Handbook.

“I was three badges short of my Eagle Scout badge, and I know I am not alone,” said Original Productions founder and producer Thom Beers. “This series is going to allow people like me one more chance to achieve such an incredible milestone. Plus, it’s authentic, has a fun and interesting set of circumstances and underdog characters with a story to tell. And frankly, who doesn’t love the Boy Scouts?”

“This is a wonderful, unique opportunity to demonstrate the value, fun, and challenge of Scouting to audiences who might be wondering what Scouting in 2012 is all about,” said BSA Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “We know Scouts are ‘Prepared. For Life.TM,’ so they’re up to facing the challenges life throws their way. Watching them face and overcome challenges on national television will be a new way for people to get a glimpse of what it means to be a Scout.”

“Partnering not only with Thom Beers, but also with an organization as renowned as the Boy Scouts of America is an incredible opportunity for us to try something different,” said National Geographic Channel Executive Vice President of Programming Michael Cascio. “This series will showcase our passion for adventure and exploration in a whole new way.”

Production of the six-episode series is set to begin this spring, with the series premiering later this year on the National Geographic Channel.

Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout? is produced by Thom Beers’ Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company. For Original Productions, the executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. For the National Geographic Channel, the executive producer is Richard Wells; the executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio.

 

Article from: http://www.scouting.org/Media/PressReleases/2012/20120117.aspx

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