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Welcome to the Overland Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America! 

First off, we would like to say thank you.  Thank you for your willingness to try out our great organization and all the fantastic benefits it has to offer your boy as he grows.  Scouting is about character development and having confidence in yourself to Be Prepared!

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest youth organization in the U.S. with nearly 3 million youth members and 1.1 million registered adult leaders.  These members make up the 122,582 local Scout units.

Our program is a family program.  One that we hope will become part of your family and you will come to enjoy Scouting just as much as your boy.

This page is designed to help you become familiar with Scouting and hopefully answer some questions you may have.

Stay Informed!

Scouting is active in so many ways!  There are numerous programs and activities for your son to participate in.

When you join your unit, make sure you get all the contact information you will need and also make sure you provide the means in which you wish to be contacted.  This includes email, home phone, cell phone and even Facebook!

Overland Trails Council works very hard to make sure we keep our families informed.  Here are some of the ways:

  • This website!  This website is a big part of our communication.  Through it you can receive emails, register for events and trainings, and read about the latest goings on with Scouting in our area.  
  • Facebook: Link


I have more questions.  Who can I talk to?

Our first recommendation is that you talk to your den leader and/or cubmaster.  They have a lot of resources and knowledge about Scouting in your pack and may be able to help you.

If you still have questions, you are encouraged to cntact us. 

Council Staff

Where can I find your office?  When are you open?

Augustine Scout Training and Service Center 2808 O’Flannagan Grand Island, Nebraska

Phone:  308-382-3717 or 800-897-6893

Fax:  308-382-3718

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
Memorial Day-Labor Day:  8am to 4pm
Labor Day-Memorial Day: 8am to 5pm

Frank R. Leu Service Center

503 East 4th North Platte, Nebraska

Phone:  308-532-3110 or 877-343-7711

Fax: 308-532-3111

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
9am to 5pm



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