Camp Cedars Update

The weather is warming and it’s time to start thinking about Summer Camp!!! This year the Troop will be sending a group out to Camp Cedars from June 7-13th.

The Council has done a lot of work in building up a program that is better than ever! There are new bathhouses providing individual, lockable rooms for both restrooms and showers! FLUSH TOILETS FOR EVERYONE! In addition to offering dozens of different Merit Badge classes, Summer Camp offers the ultimate Boy Scout experience. Boys who attend a week-long camp as are drastically more likely to stay in Scouting and move on to their Eagle!

Registration is coming up. The deadline for early-bird pricing is April 1st. Please sign up now to avoid the late fee! The most critical information is summarized below. Please contact Tom Earhart tom_earhart@ralstonschools.org or 402.339.0230 with any questions.

How to Register

  • Scouts must be registered and have made a non-refundable $100.00 deposit by March 30th. This will allow everybody to get entered by the deadline to get them a free t-shirt. It may be possible, but not guaranteed, to register additional Scouts after that date.
  • Final payment needs to be made by May 1st. If payment is not made in full by that time, there will be an additional $30.00 charge from the Council.
  • If you pay for camp and then sell enough Camp Cards to earn a trip to Cedars, the Council will refund your payment.
  • Program Choices: Please review the links below for program choices and decide what Merit Badges your Scout would like to take. Merit Badges will be discussed at the next meeting to give the boys some guidance. Please choose five course and at least one alternate. Merit Badge courses need to be turned in by April 20th! Some courses fill up fast and your Scout needs to get registered as soon as the options open up to get into the courses he wants!

2015 Camp Cedars Summer Camp Program Guide
2015 Camp Cedars Summer Camp Merit Badge & Activity Schedule

Announcements

No Meeting Monday, March 16th due to Spring Break for Millard School District!


Camp Card Sales are underway until April 30th!! Scouts keep $2.50 for each card sold. please contact Kristen Daubendiek at ktdmom@hotmail.com to pick up Camp Cards to sell on their own or to sign up to sell Camp Cards at Amazing Pizza Machine and Fareway.


Sign up at the next meeting for the March Campout, the 27th – 29th at Two Rivers State Recreation Area (Get Directions). The theme is fishing. Scouts are asked to bring fishing poles and $6.00 to purchase trout tags. Anyone under the age of 16 does not need a fishing license, any Scout or adult 16 or older will need a fishing license. A park sticker is also required to enter the park. Day stickers can be purchased on arrival at the park. Scouts are reminded to get a Blue Card from Mr. Dietsch if they will be working on the Fishing Merit Badge. Looking for adults to come help on Saturday to help bait hooks and remove fish.


Investment in Character is the Invest in Scouting campaign. If the unit reaches their goal and pledges are paid by June 30th, 2015 the unit will get 10% back to their unit. Donation forms are online at mac-bsa.org/.


Scouts are reminded to complete the back pages in their Scout books to track Service Hours and Merit Badges.

Fingerprinting Merit Badge

Florence Lodge #218 is sponsoring a CHiP (Child Identification Program) event at the Westroads Mall Safety Expo.

The Fingerprinting Merit Badge will be offered for free to anyone who participates in this event. Two service hours will need to be completed on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.

This event will be held April 24, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Benson Masonic Center, 5903 Maple Street, Omaha, NE, 68104 (Get Directions) and on April 25th, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Westroads Mall, 10000 California Street, Omaha, NE, 68114 (Get Directions).

Please register online if you are interested in earning this Merit Badge.

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