2014 Webelos Resident Camp

Webelos Resident Camp is where you can "Mineyrcraft" June 26-29.  This is for all our current Bears and 1st year Webelos.

Camp in the Boy Scout canvas wall tents...eat in the Dining Hall...and have a blast!

Thanks to Andy Claude for again serving as Camp Director!

 
2014 Cub Day Camp

Cub Scout Day Camp, June 16-20, will be the place to be for "Fun In The Sun"!  All current Cub Scouts in grades 1 - 4 are encouraged to attend for a week of the best Cub Scouting has to offer...sports, crafts, nature, archery, BB's and a few surprises.  Thanks to Julie Via for serving as Camp Director!

 
Spring Camporee 20014 at CAFB

 

Group photo at CAFB 2014 Spring Camporee

Scouts face the Firmeman's Challenge, which is getting in full fire gear in 60 seconds or less

Scouts in turn-out gear with Air Force instructor

Over 200 Boy Scouts and leaders from 15 troops and crews of the Pushmataha Area Council attended the Spring Camporee at Columbus Air Force Base the weekend of March 22, 2014.   Scouts toured the air base's state-of-the-art fire station, getting hands-on experience at donning turn-out gear, manning the hoses, and even getting a shot at cranking the diesel response trucks.   Other tours included the K-9 security unit, where security officers demonstrated the efficiency and control of the canine security teams, and a tour of the radar control systems.

One of the highlights of Saturday morning was when the fire control teams ignited a fire in a giant mock-up of a cargo jet, and then extinguished the fire with remote control water nozzles from a closed fire response truck.  While Scouts and leaders watched from a safe distance, the giant form was ignited in a simulation of a crash and burn scenario, and the fire was extinguished in a matter of moments.

 

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Spring Cub and Family Campout

April 25-27 will be the next Cub Scout campout at Camp Seminole.

This camporee will e directed by Ms. Nikki Carpenter, and the theme will be "Let the Games begin", a sports-oriented campout.

Pre-registration is due (due as in received at the office) by April 9.

You can download a copy of the registration form with all the cool detail in the RESOURCES area on the left side of the page.

 
Eagle Class of 2013 Honored at Banquet

Some of our 2013 Eagles, with Dr. Dan Wrather (far right)

At the 2014 Council Banquet of the Pushmataha Area Council, 22 Eagle Scouts who earned their Eagle rank in 2013 were honored.  This Eagle class, named in honor of Dr. Dan Wrather, former Council President, were each presented with special recognitions, including a $6,000 scholarship from Mississippi State University, and also a $6,000 scholarship from the University of Mississippi.

 
2014 PUSHMATAHA AREA COUNCIL PINEWOOD DERBY

2014 PUSHMATAHA AREA COUNCIL PINEWOOD DERBY

Sponsored By: Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center

Location: Leigh Mall, Highway 45, Columbus, MS

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014

Divisions: Tiger; Wolf; Bear; Webelos; Siblings, and OPEN

Check-In: 9:00am – 10:00am (no cars accepted after this); Races will begin at approximately 10:15am

Cost: $5.00 per contestant. Every PRE-REGISTERED Cub Scout will receive a participant patch as shown. Walk-Ins not guaranteed to get a patch (subject to availability).

Questions: Please email Buzzy Vizgard, Derby Chairman, at buzzy@cableone.net or Micah Huffman at the Council Service Center, 662-328-7228

Download the official rules and guidelines at this link.

 
The Big Push Is Back In Print

The Big Push is back in print.  Originally written by then-president Dan Wrather, the newsletter has been revamped and is now being produced by Council Commissioner Dan Gent and his happy staff of commissioners.

The first issue can be downloaded and read from our RESOURCES menu at the left, and it has been emailed to all Scout leaders on our two email lists (BoyScout@Pushmataha.Org, and CubScout@Pushmataha.Org).

If you're not on the email lists for our council, you're probably missing out on a lot of helpful information. Look in the RESOURCES menu at the left, and choose the "Scout Leader Email Lists" link, or you can just click this link.

 
Summer Camp 2014

Summer Camp 2014 is set for June 8th-14th and we are really excited for what 2014 Summer Camp has in store.

The cost for camp is $210 but, if paid by May 2nd, you will receive a $20 early bird discount which will bring your total to $190. A couple of highlights to pull from the Leaders Guide: We are Offering over 35 Merit Badge's (17 New Ones for 2014), we will have a Camp Seminole T-Shirt and Camp Seminole hat for pre-order, we have some awesome new evening activities planned, and we are offering a new merit badge section called "Business and Technology".

We are planning for a great summer camp by ensuring we have an effectively trained and customer oriented staff, new program opportunities, and lots of FUN planned. We hope that Camp Seminole will be your troop's destination for Summer Camp 2014. Please see the Leaders Guide in the RESOURCES section at the left..