Scouting 500 draws thousands to Kansas Speedway

Posted at 4:45 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-22 17:45:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - This Saturday, it’s all about the Boy Scouts of America at the Kansas Speedway.

The Scouting 500 is one of the largest events in the country of its kind.

More than 12,000 scouts from around the Midwest are gearing up for an action-packed weekend. Along with their friends and families, the Boy Scouts will camp out at the Speedway and participate in more than 150 activities like zip-lining, scuba diving and archery.

"It's seeing those kids light up when they run through that gate. I mean, they think they know what's going to be out here, but they have no idea the amount of activities that they're going to be able to see,” Matt Armstrong, Heart of America Council Marketing Director, said.

The Scouting 500 will kick-off Saturday with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m.

The public is invited to stay for the weekend or visit for the day.