This Friday, Dec. 7, Boys Scouts of America, North Florida Council will be hosting their annual Over the Edge event and there is still time for people to sign up to participate. Over the Edge allows participants, known as edgers, to experience the thrill of rappelling from a downtown building to support Scouting in North Florida.
Edgers will be rappelling off the Omni Hotel at 245 Water Street. Rappelling times are available between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Participants can sign up for the event as an individual, as part of an existing team or can create a new team. To sign up, visit www.overtheedge-NFC.org.
Prior to going over the edge, participants will be fitted with safety gear, will receive instructions on use of the equipment and will be given training on proper rappelling procedures. Edgers who wear their favorite sport jersey also have a chance to earn a one-of-a-kind Over the Edge Patch.
About the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
The North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America supports and delivers the Boy Scouts of America’s programs to youth and families throughout 17 counties of north Florida. Programs of Scouting begin for Kindergarten aged children and their families and continue all the way to age 20. The North Florida Council serves 13,000 youth in 420-units with about 4,500 volunteers.They also own, maintain and operate two camps: Camp Shands in Hawthorne, FL and St. Johns River Base at Echockotee, home of Aquatics Camp in Orange Park, FL. The North Florida Council is headquartered at 521 S. Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205. More information can be found at www.nfcscouting.org.