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    Join Chuck Pattison from Trails End, popcorn kernels, and other interested parents and volunteers as the details are planned for the 2015 popcorn sale. Come and bring your ideas and suggestions for the 2015 sale including ways to improve the sale over 2014.

    Please click "Details" at right to get more information including a flyer you can download and contact information for questions.

    Click on "Register" at right to register. If there are multiple people from your unit coming, you will just be asked for a quantity and will not need to list each person coming.

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    Camp Augustine

    March 14, 2015
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

     

    Whispering Cedars

    April 11, 2015
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Training Summary

    Proper maintenance, personal protective equipment, and correct technique are critical components of safe chain saw operation. Council properties rely on chain saws to help clear trails, remove deadfalls, clear timber, and stockpile wood for campfires and heating buildings. This training outline provides local councils with the resources to train chain saw operators on council property.

    National camp standards require that chain saw operators be at least 18 years old and meet one of the following requirements:

    1. Be a professional forester.
    2. Be a certified arborist.
    3. Have received training in chain saw techniques from a Ranger section of National Camping School.
    4. Have written documentation of having other training in these techniques that is recognized by the state or federal government.
    5. Have successfully completed BSA Chain Saw Safety Training course, No. 20-136. (Successful completion of this training program achieves this goal.)

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:

    • Identify daily, weekly, and monthly required chain saw maintenance items.
    • Properly use personal protective safety equipment and clothing.
    • Start and operate a chain saw.
    • Understand felling, limbing, and bucking procedures.

    The course is free, but please sign up at the right.

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    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

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    GoBigGive

    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 BARBEQUE PIT - Dickey's Barbeque Pit will be at the Grand Island office with a $5.00 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)

    HOW TO GIVE:

    • Online at GoBigGIVE.org
    • 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! 

     

     

    
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Chainsaw Training

Proper maintenance, personal protective equipment, and correct technique are critical components of safe chain saw operation. Council properties rely on chain saws to help clear trails, remove deadfalls, clear timber, and stockpile wood for campfires and heating buildings. This training outline provides local councils with the resources to train chain saw operators on council property.

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