Soaring Eagle District
Pack 412 is based out of Omaha Nebraska and Chartered jointly by St Mark and Zion Lutheran Churches. Pack 412 is a member of the Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council. Pack Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at St Mark Lutheran Church. Den Meeting are held at various location and times depending on the dens. Please contact Den Leaders on the contact page for time and place.
Two Webelos Scouts from the Pack bridged over to Troop 412 in the May 20th Pack meeting. Cody and Joel where welcomed into the Troop by the Scouts of the Troop including Cody's brother, Sean. The theme for the Pack Meeting was Physical Fitness so the Cub Scouts explored the fitness equipment on the playground.
More photos from the bridging ceremony and Pack Meeting can be found in the Photo Gallery.
It's that time again! Yes, Pack 412 held it's annual Raingutter Regatta Race this September 2010. We saw boats of all different shapes and sizes this year. The catamaran was a very popular design this year. The Raingutter Regatta is a model boat race against Cub Scouts, siblings and guests. The boats are assembled by the Cub Scouts from a standard balsa wood kit. The boats are placed in two side-by-side rain gutters and the "sailors" propel their boats by blowing on the sails. The first one to reach the end of the gutter wins the race.
You can find pictures of this year's boat race here in the photo gallery.
During summer camp the boy in the Webelos II den worked on their Scientist Activity Badge and almost earned everything required to earn the badge. The only thing they had left to do was to visit a scientist. The boys got that opportunity a few weeks after camp by visiting with Dr. Sakamoto on morning. Dr. Sakamoto works for the Cancer Research Laboratories at UNO and showed the Den several laboratories that he works in. The boys met other scientists and lab workers working on cancer research. Everyone was very friendly and the boys had a great time and learned a lot about the work scientists do.
You can see more photos of the Webelos Den visit in the photo gallery in this album.
Pack 412 held its May Pack Meeting at Heron Haven. Friends of Heron Haven near 120th and West Maple Rd, is a wonderful place to observe birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. The trails are open from dusk to dawn and admission is free. This wildlife sanctuary is a hidden gem in West Omaha.
Mrs. Werthman gave the Pack a guided tour of the duck ponds and board walk explaining the wildlife that we met along the way. She showed the Cub Scouts the duckweed that the water foul eat and the markings along the boardwalk rail that the kingfisher make when they hit their fish against the wood. After our nature walk along the wooded trails Mrs. Werthman challenged the Pack to a game of Nature Bingo inside the Heron Haven lodge house.
The Webelos Den had the opportunity to attend the Soaring Eagle District Boy Scout Spring Camporee on the weekend of April 23-25. This campout with Boy Scout Troop 412 was a requirement for their Arrow of Light. It was also a wonderful opportunity to see about 30 other Boy Scout Troops in the Omaha area.
|The weekend was filled with many challenging events including a mini Cub-O which the Den was already familiar with from last Septembers activities.|
|The Camporee had many attractions including the Omaha Fire Fighters
Dive Team, Nebraska Army National Guard helicopter demonstration and
Army Communications team from Offutt Air Force Base.
You can find more photos of the camporee here.
Cub Scouts from Pack 412 made all sorts of rockets for their first ever Space Derby. They came in all shapes and sizes. Photos of the event can be found in the gallery. You can view a video of the Space Derby race here.
Cubs from Pack 412 enjoyed another great Raingutter Regatta. We always look forward to this event in October. This year was no different. This year more cubs went with the split hull catamaran design.
The Photo Gallery has photos of our events! The latest activities of Zion Troop 412 and Pack 412 are on display at this site. You can comment and vote on your favorite pictures.