The Mid-America Council is dedicated to ensuring every youth has an opportunity to attend a BSA High Adventure Base. Some are provided through a contingent experience, which means the trip is organized through a committee of volunteers in the Mid-America Council, and may contain Scouts and adults from all over the council. See the opportunities below!
Council contingent fees are all inclusive. The fee includes the program fee, all travel costs, meals, and special mementos for the Mid-America Council contingent.
Questions? Please contact the Council High Adventure Chair, Hunter Horste.
Commitment deadline Dec. 31, 2014.
We’re planning to send three crews of up to 24 total participants. Participants will enjoy the Florida Keys Adventure Program at Sea Base, which includes a variety of activities over a seven-day period. The Mid-America Council is currently awaiting approval on our contingent dates for 2016. We have applied for the following options: June 4-11, 2016; May 29 – June 5, 2016; June 2-9, 2016. The total fee for contingent participants will be approximately $2,000. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot. Register online. Check out Florida Sea Base Website.
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(Omaha, NE) – November 19, 2014 – Several Omaha and surrounding area high school and middle school students participated in a career survey last spring indicating their top two career interests and top two hobbies. The surveys are part of the Omaha Exploring Program, which is a career-education program for all students ages 15-21 facilitated by the Boy Scouts of America. The surveys are also a way for the program executives to know which type of career areas to focus on and what programs to provide. All students that participate in the survey are sent personalized invitations to join a program when one comes up relating specifically to their interests.
The purpose of the Exploring program is to provide experiences which help young people mature, and prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in our community. Local Omaha organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop. Explorer Posts specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.
2014 has been a very successful one for the Exploring team. They were able to survey more students than ever and have been able to create new programs based on the information gathered. Take a look at the top ten survey results for careers for 2014. A total of 12,882 students were surveyed, which includes students in the Omaha area, Council Bluffs area, and surrounding areas outside of the metro. When comparing the results from 2013 to 2014 there are a few changes. While the top five remained consistent, we did see Photography jump three places, and Culinary/Cooking replaced Sports Medicine. Out of all 12,882 students surveyed, the number one interest still remains Nursing, which is consistent with results from 2013.
Participating schools will be gearing up to take the career survey again in the 2015 spring semester. For more information, or to have your students participate in the surveys, please contact Sarah Wisecup at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 402-514-3022.
To sign up for an Exploring program, or receive more information on 2015 spring programs, please visit our website: www.omahaexploring.org, or contact us at 402-431-9272.