Webelos Badges at Pringle

Our friends at the Pringle Nature Center are again hosting their very popular Forester, Geologist and Naturalist Badges this fall for Webelos Scouts. They will be offered Saturdays on October 18th, November 15th and December 20th, respectively.

You must pre-register, about a week ahead of each program. Program cost is just $4 per Scout – a tremendous value for a great program.

Pringle is located in Kenosha County off 160th Ave in Bristol.

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Camping Expo!

September 27, 2014
Martin Luther High School
5201 South 76th Street
Greendale, WI 53129

This event is designed for all Scouts and Scouters who would like to learn more about our council camps and the programs that are offered. There will be games, activities, and giveaways. We will also have displays from local companies and organizations. We are requesting that attendees please RSVP to this event so that we have enough materials for all.

For more info, and how to register, please check out our flyer!

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Mad Science Discovery for Special Needs Scouts

One of the greatest experiences a Scout can have is the experience of going to camp. That is why Bay-Lakes Council is proud to announce the annual “Discovery Weekend for Special Needs Scouts!”

This is a great opportunity for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts with any type of disability to discover the traditional Scout skills of arts & crafts, archery, cooking, and campfires! Scouts will stay in the heated themed buildings of Camp Rokilio (near Kiel – about an hour north of Milwaukee) and enjoy the beautiful fall weather as they explore all that camp has to offer.

Boy Scouts will be on staff to help teach new skills as well as help caregivers. Most Scouts will arrive Saturday morning, but they do have the option of arriving Friday night to help ease yourself into the camp lifestyle.

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Atomic Badger

Registration is still open for the Fall 2014 Atomic Badger Nuclear Science Merit Badge offerings at UW Madison. Current dates are October 4th, November 8th and December 6th.

I’ve personally been to this clinic and the staff and students who conduct it do a wonderful job. Besides, where else can you lean over the side of a nuclear reactor and look in?

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2015 Robert Ballard Sea Eagle Award

The BSA National Foundation Innovation Fund is pleased to announce the opportunity for Eagle Scouts who are high school juniors in 2014 in the metropolitan Chicago Market to apply for the 2015 Robert Ballard Sea Eagle Award, which includes the opportunity to intern with all expenses paid with the Ballard Team at the Oceanic Exploration Trust in the summer of 2015.

Applicants must be Eagle Scouts and students who are juniors in high school with an unweighted grade point average of at least 3.5 out of 4.0 in academic courses, with enrollment in AP, IB, or similar honors-level courses in science, technology, engineering, history, or math. Additional qualifications are listed in the application materials.

Check out the flyer for more information, and get your materials ready to apply now!

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