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Cub Scouts Host “Fall Harvest Day Camp”

October 23, 2014

Cub Scouts Host “Fall Harvest Day Camp” Friday, October 24
Elementary school Cub Scouts and families invited to camp while school’s out

(Omaha, NE) – October 20, 2014 – While elementary schools are not is session this Friday, October 24, Cub Scouts and families are invited to our Fall Harvest Day Camp from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Adams Community Center located at 3230 John Creighton Blvd. in Omaha, NE.

Cub Scouts will earn belt loops in basketball and kickball, and enjoy other activities and games as well. The cost for the day is only $5.00 per person, and includes lunch. To make sure we have enough lunch and activity materials for everyone, please send an email to Akia Sparkman, and let her know how many Cub Scouts and adults will be attending. Remember to include “Fall Harvest Day Camp” in the subject line of your email.

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact Scoutreach Director Akia Sparkman at 402-431-9272 ex. 264.

The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council provides the Scoutreach after school program for inner-city and rural youth encouraging character building, morals, and ethics in a safe, fun environment for youth.

Resources:
Cub Scout Basketball Belt Loop
Cub Scout Kickball Belt Loop

Author – Dixie Wagner, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scout Popcorn Sale Ends October 26!

October 23, 2014

Boy Scout 2014 Popcorn Sale Ends This Sunday, October 26!
Find a Scout to order your favorite popcorn to help support Scouting now.

(Omaha, Nebr.) – October 20, 2014 – The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council wraps up their month long 2014 fall popcorn sales campaign this coming Sunday, October 26. Have you purchased your favorite Boy Scout popcorn this fall to help support Scouting? If not, we can help you connect!

Visit the Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America popcorn web page at http://www.mac-bsa.org/unit-fundraising.aspx to view popcorn products offered this year. Choose your favorites, then contact your neighborhood Boy Scout or Cub Scout to place your order. Don’t know a Scout in your neighborhood?

Simply call the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council office at 402-431-9272, and ask for Erin Glidden, our council popcorn kernel. Or, email Erin.

Erin will contact a Boy Scout troop or Cub Scout pack in your neighborhood. The troop or pack will call you, and send over Scouts to take your order at your convenience – as long as it’s by Sunday, October 26. Once the 2014 fall popcorn sale ends, you’ll have to wait until next year. Don’t let that happen!

If you’ve already ordered popcorn from your neighborhood Boy Scout or Cub Scout, please consider purchasing a $25 gift card for our military personnel. Because of your generous donation, you will have helped the Scouts earn money for their Scouting programs. Plus, Camp Master’s popcorn will be shipped to U.S. military personnel serving our country at various military facilities throughout the U.S. and around the world, including product shipped to “Operation USO Care Package.” The $25 popcorn military donation is tax deductable.

Thank you for supporting the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council. Your popcorn purchases and donations help us deliver a Scouting program of unparalleled experiences preparing our youth for life – our leaders of tomorrow.

Author – Dixie Wagner, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America

Monster Bash This Weekend!

October 22, 2014

Boys Scouts Host “Monster Bash” This Saturday, October 25
Wear your costume, bring a buddy and come have some safe Halloween fun!

(Omaha, NE) – October 20, 2014 – Hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council, the Monster Bash is open to all youth – registered Scouts and the public. Kids and parents are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite costume, and be prepared for some fun, safe Halloween-themed activities, including hands-on crafts, movies, trick or treating, bounce house, ghost hunting, and more. Bring the whole family and friends!

The Monster Bash is this Saturday, October 25 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Durham Scout Center at 12401 West Maple Road, Omaha, NE. Families and youth may come and go at any time, or attend the entire afternoon. Cost is only $5.00 per youth. FREE for adults and children two-years-old and under. Youth must be accompanied by parent or adult. To be sure we have enough crafts and materials for everyone, please register online at https://scoutingevent.com/?halloween.

For more information and questions, please contact Mike Evano at 402-514-3019 or Christine Salisbury at 402-514-3006.

Author – Dixie Wagner, Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America

It’s Boy Scout Popcorn Selling Season!

September 26, 2014

Boy Scouts will be knocking on neighbor’s doors selling sweet and savory popcorn from September 27 through October 26, 2014.

(Omaha, NE) – September 23, 2014 – Local Scouts will be out selling popcorn in your neighborhood Saturday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Scouts use the money from popcorn sales to fund summer camping; to purchase gear needed for everything from high adventure to their local Scouting program; to earn scholarship money; and to earn commission for their pack, troop or crew. Most importantly, they learn skills such as salesmanship, organization, and money management which helps build their confidence and character for our future leaders of tomorrow.

You can support and help encourage our boys by buying popcorn from the Scout who knocks on your door. Or, you can order popcorn online to support a Scout you know. Just contact him and request his online order key code. Don’t know a Scout to buy popcorn from? Call the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council at 402- 431-9BSA (9272), and a Scout in your community will stop by your house. However you get some delicious Boy Scout popcorn – enjoy! And, feel good about doing a good thing by supporting the Boy Scouts of America.

Check out some of the popcorn products offered this year:
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  • The 2014 popcorn product line-up includes new Campmaster© popcorn flavors and specialty sports tins featuring a new Blackshirts design for the Nebraska Huskers, a new design for the Iowa Hawkeyes, a new Cyclone Nation design for the Iowa Cyclones, and a new tin design for the Creighton Bluejays. Each tin is filled with multiple popcorn packets with different flavors, such as – Butter Toffee, White Cheddar Cheese, Sweet ‘N Salty Kettle, and Yellow Cheddar Cheese.
  • Other popcorn products include some old favorites – Supreme Caramel Popcorn with Whole and Crushed Almonds, Chocolatey Caramel Popcorn, Butter Toffee Caramel Corn and microwaveable Extra Buttery Movie Theatre. New this year for first-time ever is Cinnamon Crunch included in tins.

Visit the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council Popcorn Products web page to view all available products and detailed descriptions at http://www.mac-bsa.org/unit-fundraising.aspx.

Following is our schedule for 2014 Boy Scout Popcorn Campaign Events

  • Sept. 26 – Popcorn Kick-Off at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at campsites
    #55 – #62. Come join Scouts and families for a campfire, haunted house, corn maze, and much more! Food is available for purchase at Vala’s, or you are welcome to bring something for the campfire. Cost is $9.00 per person for Scouts in uniform and families.
  • Sept. 27 – Popcorn Sale Begins!
  • Oct. 26 – Popcorn Sale Ends.
  • Nov. 15-17 – Popcorn Final Order distribution – If you wanted something your Scout salesman didn’t have in stock, he would order it for you, and deliver your popcorn at this time.

About Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council – 2014 Popcorn promotional video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgR5eTCjH0s&feature=youtu.be

Share the Adventure of Scouting!

September 17, 2014

You’re an important part of Scouting. You bring Scouting to life for youth and families throughout our communities.

We all know that Scouting is a fun, exciting program that builds character, leadership, and fitness in young people.

Let’s make sure everyone knows!

Share the awesome video below by email and with your friends on social media. While you’re at it, invite them to join them at your next
pack, troop or crew meeting!

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11th Annual Scout Day

September 5, 2014

For more information, please contact 
Officer Jenny Nelson at 402-444-3479.

New Photo Contest Announced!

September 2, 2014

popcorn photo contest

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