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WHERE AM I? Along for the Slide


SLEEPOVER AT THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE


YOUR STAY INCLUDES: · Live Weather Show · Film in the IMAX®


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· NEW!!! Flight Simulator ride · NEW!!! Astronomy Show · Sleeping in exhibits


NOW THROUGH MAY 2011


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I DRIVE IN BUMPER-TO-BUMPER traffic on Interstate 35 almost daily. But even the worst backup doesn’t come close to the congestion of cross-country skiers I’m in now. No com- plaints, though. The northern air is crisp (and smog-free), and I’m surrounded by 5,000 of my closest friends. This wintry rush hour beats the leggings off my typical commute. I’ve been racing in this annual event for a while now. The competition can be fierce—


some of the racers look like they’ve flown in straight from Norway—but I’m just here for the sense of accomplishment I get when I cross the finish line and hear the cheers. Getting to the end is no easy task, mind you. We’re racing on one of the most difficult


courses in the world—a winding and hilly traverse that’s over 31 miles long. The course’s highest point is some 400 feet above the elevation at the starting line. That’ll get the heart rate up. If you’re not ready for the main event, though, shorter races are available. But first you’ll


need to know: Where Am I? ¿


DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? Then enter our “Where Am I?” reader contest. We’ll take all of the correct answers and select one entrant at random to receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group. To enter, send us your thought along with your name and home address. Submit online at scoutingmagazine.org or by snail mail to Where Am I?, Scouting magazine, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. The deadline is Monday, April 11, 2011. The winner and correct answer will


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Examine the photo and the clues we provide below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.


RICHARD HAMILTON SMITH/CORBIS


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