BIG IDEA Council Wide Camporee and Service Project
Now in its 6th year, The Big Idea Service Project and Camporee allows us to show the Power of Scouting as it partners with Community and Industry to make huge impact.
Camporee check in and campsite set up Friday evening.
Saturday will start with a morning of service as we help the Prairie Pines Nature Preserve, and The Friends of Prairie Pines, develop and refurbish new and existing trails on the property, clear a variety of invasive species, and prepare the Preserve for the coming season of public usage and program.
Our morning of service will conclude, lunch will be served to all participants followed by our Guest Speaker, Jack Riggins. Jack has some great insight for us about teamwork and team building, leadership, and how to act and react to the situation’s life puts us in, he has promised some fun and interactive program where he will be boots on the ground with the Scouts in true SEAL team fashion. Get ready to be challenged by one of our Nation’s finest in some head to head competition!
At the end of our time with Commander Riggins, Scouts and Leaders will find a Midway of opportunities open to them focusing on our Natural World, Forestry, Conservation and Carrier and Educational Opportunities in those fields. So far, our Midway includes:
UNL Ag/Horticulture Recruiting
Recruiting booth for ag/horticulture careers
NE Dept of Agriculture
Invasive species booth
Neb Forrest Service Conservation Ed.
Rotted logs dissection
NFS Wood Products Utl.
Sawmill and bochar demonstrations
UNL SNR Urban Forestry
Forestry Merit Badge
Prairie Pines Partners
The Prairie Pines Nature Preserve is a protected area of natural interest and habitat for diverse species. It is sustained for conservation, nature experience and understanding. Created by nature and endowed by the life's work and pleasure of Walt and Virginia Bagley, it exists on 145 acres of woodland, grassland, wetland and remnant prairie. Accompanied by the efforts of the University of Nebraska Institute of Natural Resources, Nebraska Forest Service and Prairie Pines Partners nonprofit it forever shall be, “a refuge for all living things”
Cost $15; includes patch, t-shirt and lunch on Saturday,
Register by April 15 to guarantee t-shirt, registration closes 12PM on April 22 no exceptions!