2015-04-20 Meeting

On Monday, April 20th the first year Scouts will be working on the first part of Tenderfoot requirement 10a, which is found on Page 433 of the Scout handbook.

Since the church does not have a pull up bar or running track, we will be meeting at the Russell Middle School (Get Directions) gym at 6:30pm (NOTE: location and earlier start time). Please wear / bring the proper gear to accomplish the requirement:

  • Shorts/sweats
  • Troop 405 t-shirt
  • Athletic shoes / socks
  • Water bottle
  • Towel

It should take approximately 45 minutes to accomplish the requirement. Once we are done, we will head over to the church to meet up with the rest of the Troop. If we have time, we will work on Requirement 6 and / or Requirement 9 for Tenderfoot.


Scouting for Food

Earn Service Hours and help the Troop load the truck this Saturday, April 18th at HyVee, 14591 Stony Brook Boulevard, (Get Directions). Sign up at the meeting this week.

April Campout

Camporee is scheduled for April 24 – 26 at Camp Cedars (Get Directions). Sign up at the meeting this week.

Committee Meeting

Monday, April 13th, all Scout parents are invited and encouraged to attend during the regularly scheduled Troop meeting to get more information about what is going on in the Troop.

Court of Honor

Monday, April 27th. More information to follow.

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


Mid-America Council Soaring Eagle District