Well, we had our event last night. It was pretty amazing. There were displays (OA, Scout Shop, Astros and Texans giving autographs) in the concourse around the field level seats. Before the main presentations began, Eagle Scout Ezra Charles
and his Texas Blues Band entertained, at least until his piano burst into flames. Don’t worry, it was part of the act.
The list of honored guests was impressive. Eagle Scout Rick Perry (Governor of Texas), Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, Eagle Scout Jim “Houston, we have a problem” Lovell
, Col. Leo Thorsness
. They also showed a video of two guys floating in the ISS. One had his Cubmaster shirt on – he’s with a local pack – and the other, also an Eagle Scout, wore his MB sash. Then they came on stage (they’re back now) and presented the memorabilia that they had carried with them.
The last presenter was Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson
, CEO of Exxon Mobil. He introduced a Cub Scout from New Caney, TX while they showed a video reenactment of why he was being honored. He had been in a parking lot when someone was hit by a car and was bleeding profusely below the knee. While two adults told each other to call 911, he took off his shirt to make a tourniquet to slow the bleeding until help arrived.
I think there were between 15,000 and 20,000 people in attendance.