March Camp Out at Wakonda

Troop 412 camped at Camp Wakonda in Bellevue, Nebraska this March 2011. Unseasonable snowy weather kept the Troop huddled close to the fire when they weren’t busy with Patrol activities. Scouts were active with fire building and wood crafts training for their Totin’ Chip and Fireman chit. Scouts that braved the elements this weekend will earn their Polar Bear patch. Camp Wakonda is adjacent to Fontenelle Forest and Scouts had several hikes into the snowy and muddy trails. You can find more photos of Troop 412’s camp out at Camp Wakonda in<br> in the Photo Gallery.


Pack 86 bridging ceremony

The Youngest Cub and the Oldest Scout at Olympia (Leslie McCreadle, aged 8, and the Earl of Meath, aged 80). From: The Jamboree Book, 1920, Boy Scout Association Norman Rockwell’s “Growth of a Leader” Also, during the winter two of the Troop’s Scouts have passed their Eagle Board of Reviews in order to achieve the Eagle Rank. Billy and Andrew are two of the original Scouts that were in the Troop when it started in 2006. They both worked very hard over the last 5 years to earn their Eagle Rank. Their Eagle projects last year involved building improvements for<br>their church and at<br>Camp Luther . This now brings the total number of Scouts to achieve Eagle Rank in Troop 412 to three. The first Scout to earn the rank of Eagle was Josh who earned it in April 2008. Since then Josh has turned 18 and this winter has transitioned in to an adult leadership role as Assistant Scoutmaster The articles on this page are from Omaha Troop 412 from activities from past years. Click the links below to visit articles from other years.

Old Scouts Welcome New Scouts

It’s been several months since this site has been updated with Troop events. I normally post about the happenings of the Troop; whether it’s our monthly camp out, service project or fundraiser. This month instead I’d like to reflect on the changes the Troop has seen this winter. These last few weeks the &quot;old&quot; Scouts of the Troop (Star, Life and Eagle) have been busy welcoming the new Webelos Cub Scouts from local Cub Scout Packs. Scouts from the Troop take part in the crossover or bridging ceremony along with the Scoutmaster. The Webelos and parents are at one side of a small wooden ceremonial bridge and the at the other side the representatives of the Troop are assembled. The Webelos Cub Scout parents remove their old neckerchiefs and the Boy Scouts place their new Troop neckerchiefs on their uniforms. Bridging is an important ceremony for 2nd-year Webelos. It marks their official transition from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts The Troop has embraced 12 Webelos Cub Scouts in 3 bridging ceremonies from local Packs in the last few weeks. There are a few photos from the