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    2015 Cub Scout Program Training

    Who should attend?  All Cub level leaders – Cubmaster, Tiger Leaders, Den Leaders, Webelos Leaders, Committee Members, parents, potential leaders. 

    Why should you attend?  On June 1, 2015, the new Cub Scouting program will go into effect.  This will be the most significant change in Cub Scouting since the introduction of the current Webelos program in 1967.  This training will prepare you to implement the new Cub Scout program. 

    When and Where? We are hosting several trainings so that they are convenient for all leaders. 

    Monday June 15, 2015    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Grand Island Service Center/Council Office
    2808 O’Flannagan - Grand Island

    Tuesday June 16, 2015 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    North Platte Service Center
    503 East 4th. Suite 3 - North Platte

    Wednesday June 17, 2015 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Yanney Park Environmental Resource Center
    2020 West 11th Street - Kearney

    Thursday June 18, 2015 - 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
    First United Methodist Church
    404 West Cedar St. - O’Neill

    Fee?  There is no fee for this course.


    Questions?  Traci Raber or 308-382-3717



    Crane River Theater Workshop for Cub Scouts

    • Participate in theater activities
    • Go on an Expedition Hunt for treasure on the grounds of Yanney Park
    • Find your inner actor along side Tarzan, Jane, Terk and others
    • Learn about and experience the set of Tarzan the Musical, as you swing on the vines of the jungle
    • Transform into Apes as you jump into the world of Tarzan
    • Activities will be catered to Cub Scouts, but families are invited to observe the fun!
    • Pizza, Runzas and Concessions will be available for purchase beginning at 6 p.m. Make sure to stick around for the production of Tarzan the Musical, beginning at 7 p.m. 

    Tarzan the Musical, based on the smash-hit Disney animated film, tells the story of an infant boy orphaned in a shipwreck on the shores of West Africa. Hearts will be warmed as Tarzan navigates life with a tribe of gorillas, a young botanist named Jane and all of the adventures that go along with life in the jungle. Tarzan will mark the sixth theatrical production to be staged at the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park. It is an outstanding venue to bring Kearney into the rich tradition of outdoor summer theater.

    Click "Details" at right to get more information or click on "Register" to sign-up. R

    Early-bird registration is due by June 24 - $7
    Late registration is due by June 25 - $10
    On-site registration is $15

    Bring with you:

    Check-in will be near the Yanney Park Amphitheatre 

    Two-deep leadership policy is required, but parents are ok to be one-on-one with their child only..

    Download a flyer here


    2015 Super Cub Summer Passport

    Back for 2015, the Super Cub Summer Passport is your passport to a fun summer. It’s a great way for Cub Scouts to stay connected with Scouting through the summer while having fun, getting advancement credit for their next rank, and earning a cool patch. Full of no to low cost activities that may be done with the family or the den, it’s an easy yet effective way for packs to build a summertime program it they don’t already have one. For packs that already have fun summertime activities planned, this is the perfect supplement.


    Download the passport here



    Reservations for Camp Augustine can now be made online. Click on the link below to check availability and make your reservation. The permanent link to the reservation system can be found by clicking the Camps/Outdoor Prgms link or Camp Augustine logo in the left-hand menu on the website and then "Camp Augustine Rentals" in the "Camping Properties and Rental Information" section.

    Click here to access Camp Augustine reservations



    May 1, 2015

    On May 1, 2015, the Overland Trails Council, BSA will be participating in GoBigGIVE.  Go Big Give is a community wide, 24-hour giving event created to educate the community about different charities and connect donors to 82 charities in Hall, Howard, Howard, Merrick and Hamilton counties. 

    As part of Go Big Give we will have several events happening at the Grand Island Service Center located at 2808 O'Flannagan. 

    8:00 am - 5:00 pm AMERICAN FLAG EXCHANGE - Bring in your old, faded and worn American flag and receive a new 3x5, American Flag.  (limit one per household and to the first 200 people)

    4:30pm - 7:30pm DICKEY'S BARBECUE PIT - Dickey's Barbecue Pit will be at the Grand Island office with a $7.00 meal deal! 

    8:00pm - FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY - Local Boy Scouts will host a flag retirement ceremony.  The ceremony is meant to honor the American flag, promote flag etiquette and re-emphasize its importance and symbolism.  (weather permitting)


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    • Go to the Center Court at the Conestoga Mall from 9am to 9pm
    • Computers will be available for you to use at the Scout Service Center throughout the day! 



    Boy Scout Troops & Venture Crews

    Overland Trails Council is participating in Go Big Give which is a community wide, 24-hour giving event created to: Educate the community about different charities and connect donors to 83 charities in four different counties. 

    We invite your Troop or Crew to an overnight campout at the Overland Trails Council Service Center (not Camp Augustine) to help us to spread the word about Scouting and participate in two service projects at part of Go Big Give.

    From 8:00 am – 5:00 pm the Scout Shop will be hosting an American flag exchange.  At 8:00 pm we will have the Boy Scouts host a flag retirement ceremony.  Saturday morning we will do roadside clean up in the area around the office. 

    When:                     Friday – Saturday May 1st – 2nd

    Please set up your campsite on Thursday April 30th    (We will have someone here overnight to watch camp)

    Time:                       4:30 pm (Friday) – 11:00 am (Saturday)

    Where:                    Overland Trails Council Service Center

                                    2808 O’Flannagan Grand Island NE

    Fee:                         There is no cost to attend.

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit will be here from 4:30 – 7:30pm Friday night

    Troops will need to provide supper (if not eating Dickey’s) and Breakfast. 

    Register online at: 


    For more information contact Traci Raber at 308-382-3717 or [Click for member's page] 

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