The Troop participated in this year’s Winter Mid-America Council Camporee at Little Sioux Scout Ranch. In a Klondike Derby, Scout patrols acting as huskies pulled specially designed homemade sleds around a field course marked by stations named for towns or cities, such as Dawson or Fairbanks. At each town the Scouts worked together, solving problems, as well as participated in contests and other activities. There were around 20 or so troops at the camp and around 200 or so scouts participating in the activities. Troop 412 took 3rd place in the Spear throwing contest. Brandon took 3rd place in the 22 rifle shooting contest and Blake threw a perfect bulls eye with a tomahawk at 15’. We also took 2nd place in our group of teams in the Klondike sled race. We think we were 4th overall by just a few seconds in the race. You can see the Feb 9, 2013 Klondike Race here . You can see that the snow was in short supply that day. <br>Our previous Klondike Derby was Jan 24, 2009. It got down to -5 degrees at night! This year the temperature was around 32 degrees, so it was relatively warm in comparison to our previous Klondike. You can see some old photos of the 2009 “Winter Freezeree”<br> at this link in the Photo Gallery. A short video of the 2009 Klondike race is here . You can find more photos of the February 2013 Klondike Derby<br> in the Photo Gallery. 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. <br>
Several of the Scouts from Troop 412 attended the Environmental Science Merit Badge Class at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo this last Saturday (Feb 16). The class consisted of both classroom instruction as well as field work in the Aquarium and the Lied Jungle. After the Scouts finished their class they were free to explore the rest of the zoo.<br>If you get a chance check out the Scouts Program page on the Henry Doorly Zoo website to see what they have to offer your Scouting organization. They have merit badge classes for Oceanography, Nature, Environmental Science, Mammal Study, Bird Study, Insect Study, Reptile and Amphibian Study You can see all of the photos from the day at the Henry Doorly Zoo in the Photo Gallery .