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Eric Grapentine, Davin Grapentine, Brian Holloran and Maggie Matthews are pushing off Tuesday around noon from the Mississippi River headwaters in Itasca State Park. The four are canoeing the river in 70 days to bring awareness to the Boy Scouts organization, which is celebrating 100 years.

Scout crew to canoe length of Mississippi

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On Tuesday, three former Boy Scouts and a friend are taking off on an adventure down the Mississippi River to utilize their skills learned as scouts and to bring awareness to the 100-year-old organization.

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Around noon at Itasca State Park, the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Davin Grapentine, Brian Halloran, Eric Grapentine and Maggie Matthews will push off in their canoes and spend the next roughly 70 days canoeing the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.

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