No Scout should not be attending a summer camp opportunity because of financial hardship. Don’t let your son, or another boy in your unit, get left behind this summer for this reason. Take a moment and submit your application for a campership now.Register online.
Cub Camp goes medieval!
Campers at any Cub Scout summer camp this year will travel back to the days of knights, castles, dragons, and wizards. Whether you attend a May Cub Family Weekend, a District 5-day Day Camp, or one of our 10 sessions of Cub Resident Camp at Little Sioux Scout Ranch, you’ll be surrounded in the magic and majesty of the medieval times. Each Cub Scout will spend his days at camp as a Cub KNIGHT! Read more about how to prepare your Cub for camp via the ideals of Scouting vs. the ideals of knights.
You’ll be in good hands this summer at Camp Cedars!
Kelly Crowell, our new health officer for Camp Cedars this summer, can handle anything – ticks, bug bites, cuts, sunburn, heat-related illnesses, and so much more. Kelly just got back from Cambodia where she spent two weeks providing medical relief. Three times she has responded to the earthquake aftermath in Haiti. In July 2010, she was on the ground providing emergency medical disaster relief two weeks after the earthquake. She returned in July, 2011 and September, 2012 to help with medical relief follow up. The above-left photograph was taken in Haiti in a United Nations Displaced Persons camp medical clinic. Kelly explained, “That poor little guys teeth were all rotted out, I felt really bad for him. Taught him how to brush his teeth and gave him a fluoride treatment before that picture was taken, and gave him a new toothbrush. Funny how little it takes to make people happy…a toothbrush…” Read more.
NEW! Service Corps Opportunity for Scouts
Scouts have the opportunity to get dirty with this new opportunity to attend Camp Cedars this summer! Half of each day will be spent on service and conservation projects around Camp Cedars/Eagle, the other half of the day will be open to regular program offerings at summer camp. Scouts must be at least 14 years old. This opportunity is available weeks 4 and 6 only, and with a limited number of spots each week. $180 per Scout ($100 off normal camper rate). Opportunity sponsored by the Kit-Ke-Hak-O-Kut Lodge and the Tribe of Nani-Ba-Zhu. Register online.
Campmaster Corps Update
We’re seeking outdoor-loving adult Scouters to join our Campmaster Corps. The Campmaster Corps hosts units during a weekend campout, conducts a brief program for those in camp, and assists the camp ranger with small projects.
* Tin Can Cooking – Camp Cedars – 2/14-2/16/2014. GOATS Crew * Tin Can Cooking – LSSR – 3/14-3/16/2014. GOATS Crew * Program Feature TBD – Cedars – 3/21-23/2014. NBZ Crew
NOTE: All programs provided by the Campmasters are FREE to units camping that weekend! To view more opportunities and sign up, visit Campmaster Corps, orcontact Campmaster Corps Chair Mike Mayne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Camp Leader Meetings for summer camp
Each meeting will introduce key members of the summer staff, discuss program changes for 2014, introduce new program offerings., and enjoy tours of the camp. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided for those who pre-register online. Registration is open now! Click the links below.
March 29, LSSR(recommended for pack/den leaders or interested parents)
Cub Family Weekends registration is open!
The whole family will enjoy Cub Family Weekends at Camp Cedars and Little Sioux Scout Ranch because there’s something for everyone! For information and to sign up, click the links below. Space is limited!
Check out some of the highlights, such as ATVs, stand up paddle-boarding, GaGa Ball, shooting sports, sporting archery, equestrian, swimming, climbing, canoeing, hiking, COPE, tons of fun and so much more! Program schedules are soon to be posted! Check it all out and register now at www.goscoutcamping.org.
The Mid-America Council will send a contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch June 14-27, 2015. Troops and individual Scouts are encouraged to participate. For questions, contact Contingent Chair, Rich Hawes or Scouter Services 402-431-9272. Online registration is now open to reserve your spots! Read more. Register online.
News from Nani-Ba-Zhu By David Ross, Medicine Man Guiding Star.2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Nani-Ba-Zhu. Read more information about Nani-Ba-Zhu history and award recipients, calendar events and activities, and more. Dates for 2014: Mar 22 – Spring Regalia Workshop; Apr 26, May 17, May 31 – Ceremony site days; Aug 15-16 – 25th Anniversary Tribal Festival.
Order of the Arrow News – 2014 OA Spring Conclave, May 2-4
Order of the Arrow Spring Conclave and Induction Weekend. Ordeal completion, Brotherhood testing, ceremonies, fun activities, camp service. Register online. For questions, contact OA Lodge Advisor Curtis White at email@example.com, or 402-301-3750. View the Order of the Arrow calendar for date and location of conclaves.
2015 NOAC Registration Now Live! Registration is now live to attend NOAC 2015 with our Lodge’s contingent. Remember that this NOAC marks the 100th anniversary of the Order of the Arrow and will be a national event not to miss. All participants will also be able to receive the soon-to-be coveted “red sash”. Secure your spot online today!
Sell Camp Cards until April 30
Sell Camp Cards and go to 2014 Summer Camp for FREE! Turn in unsold cards and sales at May roundtable. Questions? Contact Clint.Siskow@scouting.org.