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Local Scout Leaders Attend National Camp School

(Orange City, IA) – March 12, 2013Two local Cub Scout leaders were recently chosen by the Mid-American Council of the Boy Scouts of America to attend BSA National Camp School in London, Ohio. Benjamin Whitmore, Pack 208 Cubmaster and Lisa Whitmore, Webelos Den Leader made the trip March 8-10th in order to learn more about how to run a successful summer camp program for Scouts in Northwest Iowa. The purpose of National Camping School is to provide adults with a learning experience and training related to the operation of council camp. The trained members will, in turn, train and supervise other staff personnel within the council camping program.

Whitmore stated "As a new Cubmaster I am excited to be attending camp school. We are preparing for a fun filled and action packed summer in the War Eagle District and camp school will help Lisa and I prepare to be the camp and program directors for our new five day camp at the Hillview Recreation Center in Hinton June 3rd-7th, 2013."

The theme of this year's summer camps will be Galactic Trek and will involve a number of outdoor activities for youth from 6 to 11 years old. The Mid-America Council has an exciting new format for district day camps. Each day camp will be held Monday-Friday, and Cub Scouts can attend each day to build upon the experiences and skills they learned the day before.

For additional information: Call Scouter Services at 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272) or email cubcamping@mac-bsa.org.
To join Scouts, call 402.431.9BSA (402.431.9272).

About the Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council
For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America's youth. The Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council serves 20,814 youth in 58 counties in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. The Council, supported by 7,017 volunteers was ranked #1 in the nation in 2010.

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