JACK ZINK HIGH ADVENTURE BASE ANNOUNCED

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Scout Executive/CEO, Bill Haines; ZBASE Campaign Chair, Darton Zink; Council President, Gentner Drummond; Council VP Public Relations, Jim Holloman

Scout Executive/CEO, Bill Haines; ZBASE Campaign Chair, Darton Zink; Council President, Gentner Drummond; Council VP Public Relations, Jim Holloman

Council VP of Public Relations, Jim Holloman, leads the press conference.

Council VP of Public Relations, Jim Holloman, leads the press conference.

Council President, Gentner Drummond Speaks with Tulsa Channels 2 and 6

Council President, Gentner Drummond Speaks with Tulsa Channels 2 and 6


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TULSA, Okla. – The Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America, is proud to announce the official launch of Jack Zink High Adventure Base (ZBASE). Spearheaded by the Zink Family Foundation and the Indian Nations Council, ZBASE has begun construction at Zink Scout Ranch in Skiatook, Oklahoma.

ZBASE was founded upon the concept of developing leadership skills in youth, Millenials in particular, in an exciting and creative way that would leave them inspired. ZBASE has been designed to facilitate these “Digital Natives” and their preference for collaborative working rather than traditional command-and-control, and to meet their needs for constant feedback about themselves. ZBASE provides high-level leadership training paired with extreme outdoor adventures – an experience of a lifetime.

Jack Zink, the ZBASE namesake, had a passion for developing youth into outstanding leaders, as seen with his long-standing support of the Boy Scouts of America. This passion for helping youth reach their full potential is the essence of ZBASE, and will be seen throughout the camp. Darton Zink, Jack Zink’s son and the ZBASE Capital Campaign Chairman, echoes these sentiments. “Today’s youth will be tomorrow’s leaders. We have to invest in them to make sure they are provided with the experiences and skill sets to lead the future.”

The activities available at ZBASE will include an ATV course, mountain bike trail, a ZBASE ninja course, various water sports, rock-wall climbing, zip-lining, and much more. Each activity will have a leadership component built into the challenges, promising a fun-filled time along with a life lesson.

The campaign to fund ZBASE is close to the finish line, with the Council being recently awarded a matching grant from the Mabee Foundation for completion of the campaign. The campaign has received $25.5 million of the $27.5 million goal to date. ZBASE is set to be fully open and operational the summer of 2020 and will be open to the public.

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Jack Zink High Adventure Base (ZBASE) will be owned and operated by the Indian Nations Council, and will be open to its members and the general public. The Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America currently serves over 18,000 youth in 18 counties throughout eastern Oklahoma. More information can be found at www.zbase.camp

 

For More Information, Contact:

AnnaBeth Williams

(918) 743-6125

awilliams@okscouts.org