From 1919 to 1939 an important tradition had existed at Camp Gifford (the council camp prior to Camp Cedars), called the Tribe of Nani-Ba-Zhu. This tradition has been renewed at Camp Cedars. The purpose of Nani-Ba-Zhu is to reinforce the principles of the Scout Oath and Law and encourage participation in Scouting and long-term camping at Camp Cedars.
NEW Program for 2021
WHO: The program is open to on ALL Scouts and leaders who participate in long term camping at Camp Cedars.
WHAT: 12 individual challenges, multiple team activities, and Thursday night campfire.
WHEN: Your session of summer camp at Camp Cedars
WHY: Meet Scouts in other troops, reinforce scouting skills, enjoy the fun program and more.
Youth & Adult Ranks
Record individual requirements completed
Staff Advisor: Christine Sammons
NBZ Past History
For many years Nani-Ba-Zhu has been a special part of the Boy Scouts of America program at the Covered Wagon Scout Reservation serving as the Honored Camping program for Camp Cedars. The purpose of Nani-Ba-Zhu is to reinforce the principles of the Scout Oath and Law, and to encourage continued participation in Scouting with special emphasis on the long-term summer camp experience. Historically, the symbolism of the Native American culture has been a major part of the NBZ program.
In order to continue to promote the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law, the leadership of NBZ has decided to redefine this Honored Camping program at Camp Cedars. In keeping with the mission of the Boy Scouts charging members to make ethical choices, this redefining process will involve removal of references to Native American cultures and traditions.