Aptly named – The Craziest Fundraiser Ever – 70 scouting supporters rappelled 23 stories from atop the Ecolab Building in St. Paul on Friday, September 7 to provide financial support and showcase some of Scouting’s fun and adventure. This was the first time ever such an event was held in the Twin Cities.
Participants each raised at least $1,000 in pledges to take part. The funds raised benefit Northern Star Council, BSA, as well as raised awareness of Scouting programs, while giving participants the thrill of a lifetime. Participants ranged from high school students (ages 16 and older) to two individuals over the age of 68. Among some of the remarkable rappellers were Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab and Northern Star Council Board Members Jim Bradshaw, Roger Green and Bill Brody.
The Double Dog Dare was well covered by community media including front page stories on both the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune, video highlights on three television stations – KSTP 5, WCCO 4 and KARE 11 – as well as a lot of buzz on radio and social media. Check out photos of the event: http://www.northernstarbsa.org/News.aspx?articleID=1319