Congratulations to Dick Kohel and Mark Bertsche who have been elected to serve as the Cornhusker Council President and Commissioner for 2018-2019. Their terms began on May 10th at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting.

The Cornhusker Council is pleased to announce that effective July 10, 2018, Lee Peterson will be joining the staff as District Executive in the Seven Feathers District. Lee comes to us with 27 years of service, in both the active duty Army and the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Updating BeAScout Pins is an important step in helping prospective Scouts and their families get in touch with the right Pack. This is critical to help them find the right pack for their son, daughter or the whole family.

Sign up today for an afternoon of adventure. We will be working on an Elective Adventure for your rank.

Join our Community Service Partner the Lancaster Event Center on May 16th & 17th. This is an excellent opportunity to do one of the things scouts do best, provide service while caring for the environment, and building sustainable ecosystems. The Lancaster Event Center needs help planting prairie grass plugs in their medians throughout the grounds. Volunteer and register those service hours.

Want to be a part of a life-changing experience at World Scout Jamboree? Applications are still being accepted to be part of the area Contingent for the World Scout Jamboree Check out all the information and submit your application at https://wsj2019.us/

Our Tread Trainer course is designed to train participants in innovative, practical methods of spreading outdoor ethics to our Scouts, leaders, and the public. The curriculum will focus on both traditional and mechanized recreation. Once a participant becomes active in the Tread Trainer program he or she is equipped to present the Tread Lightly! message to units, training events, camp programs and to lead Scouts and leaders through BSA OE advancement requirements and the Outdoor Ethics awards program.


National News

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.

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.

Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application.

With the recent annual number of Eagle Scouts earned averaging more than 50,000 nationally, it can be easy to forget that some communities go years, or even decades, between Eagle...

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