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  • Dining out to donate in support of Scouting in the Overland Trails Council

    10% of your bill + all tips will go back to support the programs of the over 3,500 youth in the 44 counties of the Overland Trails Council.

    Scouts, Explorers, Parents, and Scouting alumni are needed to help greet people, thank them for coming, and to help bus tables for those that need help. You can get a flyer, map, and additional details by clicking on the "Details" button at right.

    You can also sign-up online to help by clicking on the appropriate community below. Help is needed from 11:00 am-9:00 pm.

    Thursday, April 24 - 11 am-9 pm
    Dickey’s BBQ Restaurants
    222 W 42nd. St. - KearneyExternal Link
    217 E Stolley Park Rd. - Grand IslandExternal Link

    No flyer needed, just show up and enjoy some great Dickey’s BBQ and help support Scouting at the same time.

    April is Scouting’s youth protection awareness month, so stop on by to find out more about how Scouting is helping protect youth in the community, pick up a special comic book, and get information on enrolling your son in the Scouting program.

    Please share the flyer with friends, family, co-workers, and others you know.

  • Annually Kearney Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic arranges for Scouts and adult leaders to get a free physical for Scout camp for free. Doctors, nurses, and other health practitioners from Kearney Orthopedic and from around the area graciously donate their time and facilities to do this for Scouting.

    These same physical can be used for school, sport, or other organizations as well. Bring in those forms if you have them.

    This is the only time these free physicals will be offered free to Scouts, leaders, and parents.

    Scouts and adults wanting to attend need to be aware of the following:

    • There is a new physical form in use. It can be found by clicking on Details on the event at the right and going to the Resources Tab.
    • Cub Scouts and their leaders/parents do not need physicals. Physicals are only needed for activities that last over 72 hours and Cub Scout camps in the Overland Trails Council do not last that long.
    • This is a basic physical so no blood or bodily fluids will have to be given
    • You MUST completely fill out Parts A and B of the current physical form and bring them along with you. The doctor will fill out Part C. If you do not bring Parts A and B filled out, you will not be able to get a physical.
    • You are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to download and type into Parts A and B. It makes it much easier for the health practitioner to read when you bring it in. It is also much easier for camp staff to read it when you turn it in at camp and other Scouting events. You can also save the form on your computer after you've typed it and easily make changes if things change during the year.
    • Be sure to be at Kearney Orthopedic no later than 7:00 p.m., otherwise you may not get seen.
    • Units are encouraged, but not required, to collect all health forms completed during that day and put them in a 3-ring binder. This way you can turn in the binder at camp, keep everything in one place, and get it back at the end.

    Click on details in the upper right-hand corner to get detailed map, contact information for questions, and the current version of the health form needed under the resources tab. You must have the current version of the health form. All previous versions will not be accepted.

  • Introducing the Cub HubExternal Link!

    The Cub Hub is the new online gateway into the world of Cub Scouting.

    Cub Scouting goes beyond the uniform. It's about fun and doing your best. And the Cub Hub is all about showing that through vivid pictures, videos, and stories. We're always searching far and wide for the best of Cub Scouting on the Web and elsewhere.

    Think of it like a giant idea factory! Here, you'll find amazing and creative ideas to bring more fun to your pack.

    • Ideas to put a little zingExternal Link in your meetings

    • Sweet contestsExternal Link

    • Super fun projects for parents and Cub Scouts

    • Amazing images and videosExternal Link sure to get you and your Scout fired up

    • And some just plain cool Cub Scout-related content from all over the Web

    PLUS

    • Links to everywhere Cub Scouts are on the Web! You can connect with your fellow Scout leaders and parentsExternal Link on the Cub Scout social channel of your choice - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, or Pinterest.

    • Basic information including guidelinesExternal Link and how-tos to help parents and leaders do their best.

    The new home of the Cub Scouts. It's online at http://cubscouts.orgExternal Link. Check it out now!

    Don't forget to tell family and friends so they can join in the fun, too!

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    The Overland Trails Council is excited to roll out 12 new Cub Scout activity segments along with updating 7 additional segment.  The new segments will be available 1/1/2014 from the Scout Shop. 

    Council Activity Segments for Cub Scouts

    Central Emblem: The council patch is worn centered on the right uniform pocket (in the temporary patch position). Segments are sewn around this emblem. Segments are for youth participants in den or pack activities only. 

    Please be aware that the segment program is a local council program, not a BSA National program.

    These segments are to be used as a supplemental recognition system for activities not covered by other awards or recognitions to broaden the range of experiences available to the Cub Scout and his family.

    
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Dickey's Dining to Donate

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2014 Merit Badge University

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Annual BSA Physicals

Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews are invited to get a physical free for Scout camp...

2014 Good News Contest

Congratulations to Troop 199 - Minden; Troop 265 - Sutherland and Troop 114 - Grand Island for being the units with the most stories published in their local newspapers. Your unit could be big winners in 2014.

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