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									 BOY SCOUT NEWS                                                                                                                                                           BSA Bugle - Winter Issue 2012 (Jan/Feb)
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                                                                                                                        Scout Night at the Monster
   Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has been building
                                                                   Adopt-A-Lot
                                                           for youth groups such as the Boy Scouts of America as
                                                                                                                        Truck Nationals
                                                                                                                           Monster Truck Nationals are January 13 & 14. Scout
                                                                                                                        Night is Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 pm (Pit Party 5:30
                                                                                                                                                                                     Learn & Earn
                                                                                                                                                                                     Themes for troop activities to
affordable housing for low income families since 1984.     well as families looking to keep our community clean
                                                                                                                        – 6:45 pm) at the Tyson Event Center in Sioux City.
To date 300 homes have been built and 75 homes have        – and to ensure that Habitat families have a beautiful       Day camp is $10 per person (any age); Day camp and           earn advancements
been rehabbed. This could not have been accomplished       yard when the time is right to build and move in!            Monster Truck show is $20 per person. Special Scout             January               Hobbies
without the help of thousands of volunteers building,         Each pack or troop or family will be assigned its         $20 ticket price is for Scouts and family and includes
advocating and fundraising for Habitat!                    own lot. Some lots have houses that will be renovated;       all fees. All Scouts and families are invited to see these      February              Public Service
   With more than 100 house sites waiting for families     others are vacant. Keep the sidewalks clear of snow          incredible, high jumping, ground pounding, car crush-           March                 Cultural Diversity
to arrive, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has a lot of      this winter, clean-up in the spring and mow during the       ing, axle wrenching giants race in side-by-side drags,
                                                                                                                        wheelie shootouts, and then go completely bananas            Resources for Leaders: Scouting magazine
land to care for. We’re asking for your help to make       summer! Easy and very much needed. For more in-
                                                                                                                        with amazing freestyle action during this Monster            and Scoutmaster hand books available in the
sure these properties look shipshape all year long. Our    formation, please contact Michele Shearer at 402-457-
Adopt-A-Lot program is a great volunteer opportunity       5657, ext, 125 or mshearer@habitatomaha.org.
                                                                                                                        Truck Thrill Show! Learn how the trucks work, meet           Scout shops. Encourage your boys to read the
                                                                                                                        the drivers, take photos, get autographs and much            articles related the monthly themes in the issue
                                                                                                                        more! Download the registration form at www.mac-
Boy Scout Merit Badge Opportunities                                                                                     bsa.org.                                                     of Boys’ Life magazine. Visit www.boyscout-
                                                                                                                                                                                     trail.com/themes for details on the themes
                                                           classes are from 9 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. Cost            Questions? Please contact Erin Forker at Erin.Fork-
Soaring Eagle District Merit Badge Clinics
                                                                                                                        er@scouting.org or 712.255.8846 for more informa-            listed above and 2011 themes.
   Soaring Eagle District will sponsor merit badge         is $10 per Scout. Download event information, rosters,       tion.
clinics from 9 am to noon Saturday, January 7, March       morning sessions and afternoon sessions at www.mac-
3, May 5, July 14, September 8, and November 3 at
the LDS Church at 11027 Martha Street (go 2 blocks
                                                           bsa.org. Please bring merit badge books, blue cards,
                                                           rosters and a sack lunch; or eat at fast food places close
                                                                                                                        Bishop’s Mass to present Catholic religious emblems
                                                                                                                           Bishop Nickless will present Catholic religious em-       on their respective awards. There is a wide range of
North and then 1 block West from 108th and Center).        by. Please preregister by January 9; walk-ins will be
                                                                                                                        blems earned this year on March 24, 2012, at 10:30           awards available for all Scouts and adult leaders. At
Merit badges offered January 7 are Citizenship in the      accepted, but classes will be dropped on January 10
                                                                                                                        at the Cathedral of the Epiphany located at 10th and         each level of Scouting – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and
Community, First Aid and Crime Prevention. There           for lack of registrations. Adult training will be avail-
                                                                                                                        Douglas in Sioux City. All Catholic Scout families are       Venture Crews, the following emblems can be earned
is no cost, but pre-registration is required in order to   able, please contact Deb at 712.899.2740 or dkr@
                                                                                                                        encouraged to attend. This is the only site for receiv-      – the Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei and
make proper preparations and to provide for commu-         willconsult.com for information. Questions? Please
                                                                                                                        ing the Catholic emblems this year. A reception/photo        the Pope Pius XII emblems.
nication of important information. To register, email      contact Trudy Seng at scoutcrewmom@msn.com or
                                                                                                                        opportunity will follow the Mass. Please bring your              Scouting units can earn the Pope Paul VI and the
Merit Badge Clinics at mb_clinics@hotmail.com              712.541.8049 for more information.
                                                                                                                        Troop flag and stand.                                        Gold Medallion award. Awards designated for adult
(preferred) (please put Merit Badge in the subject line
                                                           Indian Lore Merit Badge Workshop                                  Please call or email to let us how many are com-        leaders are the prestigious St. George emblem and the
of your email), or call 402-493-5389. Visit www.mac-
                                                              Join other Boy Scouts at the Durham Museum in             ing so we may prepare. Please contact Lorna Martin           Bronze Pelican award. Find more information at www.
bsa.org/ Soaring Eagle District for the current sched-
                                                           Omaha January 28 from 1-3 pm, or March 24 from 10            at 259-0547 or my3sonsLJ@peoplepc.com with your              nccs-bsa.org.
ule of our future clinics.
                                                           am to noon and earn your Indian Lore merit badge in          reservations. The deadline for completing this year’s            Girl Scouts at different levels of advancement can
Space Exploration Merit Badge Overnight                    just one class. Cost is $10 per Scout and $4 per adult.      religious awards is March 1. **Reservations need to          earn Family of God, I Live My Faith, Marian Award
   All Boy Scouts, leaders and parents come take a         Visit www.durhammuseum.org for further workshop              be in by March 17.                                           and the Spirit Alive. Adult leaders of Girl Scouts are
tour of the museum, construct a rover, and complete        description. Questions? Please contact Molly Gruber              Our Diocese encompasses the northwest quadrant           eligible to receive St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the St.
the requirements for the Astronomy Merit Badge at          at mgruber@durhammuseum.org or 402.444.5071 for              (24 counties) of Iowa. This Mass is unique because           Anne awards. Find Girl Scout awards at www.Nfcym.
the Strategic Air & Space Museum off I-80 near Ash-        more information.                                            we invite rural Scouts to come from great distances to       org. Daisy Girl Scouts can earn the Guardian Angel
land either January 13-14 or March 30-21. Cost is $32/                                                                  Sioux City for this Mass.                                    award.
Scout; $15/adult. Questions? Visit www.sasmuseum.          Collections Merit Badge Workshop                                The twelfth Boy Scout law is “A Scout is reverent.”          Find more information at www.arlingtondioces-
com/education/overnights/boy-scout-overnights/ for            Join other Boy Scouts at the Durham Museum in             Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are encouraged to work            escouting.org.
more information or contact Zach Willet at zwillet@        Omaha February 4 from 10 am to noon, or March 24
                                                           from 1-3 pm or April 14 from 10 am to noon and learn
strategicairandspace.com or 402.944.3100.

Textiles Merit Badge Workshop
                                                           the ins and outs of collecting as well as earn the Collec-
                                                           tions Merit Badge. Cost is $10 per Scout; $4 per adult.
                                                                                                                                                                 Scouts at Work Signs
   Join other Boy Scouts at the Durham Museum in           Visit www.durhammuseum.org for further workshop                                                          “Scouts at Work” community service signs let everyone know the
Omaha and learn the importance of different types of       description. Questions? Please contact Molly Gruber                                                   Scouts are busy within their communities! Ask your District Activities
materials, as well as how they’re used in our everyday     at mgruber@durhammuseum.org or 402.444.5071 for                                                       or Community Service Chairs for a sign to use when a Scout unit or
life. Choose to attend January 14 from 10 am-12 pm,        more information.                                                                                     Eagle Scout is engaged in a community service project.
or February 4 from 1-3 pm. Cost is $10 per Scout or                                                                                                                 For a list of community service opportunities, visit www.mac-bsa.
$4 per adult. Visit www.durhammuseum.org for fur-          War Eagle Merit Badge Clinics                                                                         org, click on JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE. For questions, call 402-
ther workshop description. Questions? Please contact          All Boy Scouts are invited to War Eagle Merit                                                      431-9BSA (9272).
Molly Gruber at mgruber@durhammuseum.org or                Badge Clinics on February 18, March 17, April 14,
402.444.5071 for more information.                         or May 19. Each clinic runs from 9 am to noon at
                                                           the LDS Church, 1201 W. Clifton Ave, Sioux City,
Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Workshop                      IA. There is no cost, but pre-registration is required        Earn your Snow Sports Merit badge at Mt. Crescent Ski Area
   Join other Boy Scouts and members of the Omaha          in order to make proper preparation and convey merit             Scouts can earn their Snow Sports Merit Badge with the pros at Mt. Crescent this winter season. Check out
Philatelic Society at the Durham Museum in Omaha           badge specific information. Scouts may earn at least          the flier for information on ski and snowboarding rates at www.mac-bsa.org under Boy Scouts. Scouts are also
January 14 from 9 am to 12 pm and learn about the his-     once merit badge per clinic. Download event infor-            welcome to winter camp on property at no additional cost, or stay in the lodge after closing time at 9 p.m.
tory and art of stamp collecting. Cost is $10 per Scout    mation for Merit Badges at www.mac-bsa.org, click                For more information or to sign up a group, contact Laura Friesell at laura@skicrescent.com or
and $4 per adult. Visit www.durhammuseum.org for           on date of clinic under Calendar. Adult training will         712.242.6767.
                                                           conducted during the clinic. Questions? Please contact
further workshop description. Questions? Please con-
tact Molly Gruber at mgruber@durhammuseum.org or           Jonathan Burrell at siouxcitytroop262@gmail.com or            Learn Ultimate Frisbee in 10 Easy Steps
402.444.5071 for more information.                         712.546.9612 for more information.                               As a part of the Mid-America Council’s ScoutFit Program, Troop 552 in Omaha, Nebraska Eagle Scout
                                                                                                                         Creighton Gerber created this booklet to teach Scouts how to play Ultimate Frisbee and help Cub Scouts fulfill
Amateur Radio Technician Licensing Class                   Aviation Merit Badge Overnight                                the requirements for the Ultimate Frisbee Belt Loop and Sports Pin. Ultimate Frisbee is an easy sport to learn
                                                              All Boy Scouts, leaders and parents interview pilots,      that only requires a disc to play. Creighton learned about Ultimate Frisbee through his troop and it has been a
   Bellevue Amateur Radio Club will be holding a           take a ride on a flight simulator and earn the Aviation       staple game to play during campouts and after meetings.
Technician Licensing Class for all Boy Scouts, Var-        Merit Badge. Choose to attend overnights February                This activity is fun at all levels and a great aerobic workout. Download the Ultimate Frisbee booklet at
sity Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, leaders and parents     24-25, March 9-10, April 13-14, November 9-10 or De-          www.mac-bsa.org under Boy Scouts tab click on ScoutFit.
at Midlands Hospital in Papillion January 14, 21, 28       cember 7-8 at the Strategic Air & Space Museum just
                                                           off I-80 near Ashland, NE. Overnight programs start
(three consecutive Saturday classes from 9 am to 4:30
or 5 pm. A testing session will be held February 11.
Cost is $30 per person. Must preregister. Questions
                                                           at 7 pm; Museum doors open at 6:30 pm for check-in.
                                                           All activities conclude at 8 am on Saturday morning.
                                                                                                                        The Voice of the Scout
                                                                                                                           The Mid-America Council announces Voice of the            will give the Mid-America Council an idea of what
and Registration? Please contact Michael Lewis,            Cost is $32 per Scout and $15 per adult.
                                                                                                                        Scout (VOS) the BSA’s first nation-wide effort to di-        we can do better to support our members. You may be
BARC Education Chairperson at mlewis543@gmail.                Questions? Visit www.sasmuseum.com/education/
                                                                                                                        rectly engage our volunteers! The initiative Voice of        asking what do we need from you to make this happen.
com or 402.291.6774.                                       overnights/boy-scout-overnights/ for more informa-
                                                                                                                        the Scout is a system of continuous surveys and re-          All we need is a current email and for you to give us
                                                           tion or contact Zach Willet at zwillet@strategicairand-
                                                                                                                        ports that will capture the value our members, parents       your honest feedback. These emails will only be sent
War Eagle Merit Badge College, WIT                         space.com or 402.944.3100.
                                                                                                                        and volunteers associate with Scouting.                      out two times a year.
  All Boy Scouts are invited to Western Iowa Tech,
                                                                                                                           Through these experiences we can understand what            Please enter your current information at https://
4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA to earn merit              Visit www.mac-bsa.org and click on Calendar to
                                                                                                                        is driving word-of-mouth referrals to Scouting and           macsecure.waittinteractive.com/forms/form9.aspx.
badges at the War Eagle Merit Badge College January        see these and future events.
                                                                                                                        loyalty to our program. The results from these surveys       We can make your voice heard!
21 from 8:15 am to 4 pm. Sign in starts at 8:15 am;

								
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