Prairie Winds District

The Prairie Winds District covers all of the western part of the Council including the counties of Polk, Butler, York, Seward, Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, a portion of western Saunders and Jefferson. Some of the cities served include Stromsburg, Rising City, David City, York, Seward, Crete, Milford, Geneva, Hebron and Fairbury.

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Over the decades, the Boy Scouts of America has been a leader in developing training and policies designed to keep young people safe. Over time, these policies have become standard with organizations across the nation. Now, the Boy Scouts of America is releasing fully updated training to further strengthen our ability to protect youth. All volunteers must take the new training by October 1, 2018, no matter when they took the previous training.

You are invited to join us for an interactive conversation with Cornhusker Council Scout Executive, Chris Blum and members of the Council Board. We will be hosting 4 fireside conversation to discuss the changes to the Cub Scout programs as we prepare to make family programs available in the fall of 2018. You will learn what is fact and fiction.

Are you planning a “High Adventure” trip with your Troop or Crew in the next two years to one of the BSA national high Adventure bases? Join us for Wilderness First Aid Training the weekend of April 6th, 2018.

We have lots of new programs starting up in the new year. Check out this great new graphic that displays very nicely the new program we are launching in 2018 & 2019. We are allowing a few Cub Packs with Charter Partner Approval to start as an Early Adopter to the Family Cub Scout Program.

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award the Cornhusker Council can bestow on a Scouting Adult. The nominations are due to the Cornhusker Council Service Center on February 28th, 2018. Please take the time to nominate that outstanding Scouter that is making a difference.

Join us for the first of many Camp Cornhusker Staff Reunions; on December 30th. We will gather at the Cornhusker Council Outdoor Education Center for lunch and fellowship.

The College of Cub Scouting is a Cub Scout leader's learning extravaganza - a big fun-filled experience where Cub Scout leaders and parents can increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and gain enthusiastic attitudes about Cub Scouting. Offered yearly, you get to choose from a wide variety of activity and learning sessions. Walk away with useful resources and tons of ideas!

The BSA’s Board of Directors unanimously approved welcoming girls into our iconic Cub Scout program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. A unique approach allows us to maintain the integrity of the single-gender model while also meeting the needs of today’s families.

Be a part of the Prairie Winds Camporee, Oct. 20-22. Our theme is Scouting: Past to Present while we work on Pioneering Merit Badge. Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts are welcome as guests of a troop. Registration is still required for them.

The Cornhusker Council is happy to announce a Council wide Scout Spirit Week! In honor of National Constitution and Citizenship Day (September 17th), all Scouts are encouraged to honor our Country.