BSA Troop 412
Mid-America Council

Soaring Eagle District

Omaha, Nebraska

Welcome to the Boy Scout Troop 412 Web Site

Troop 412 is a Boy Scout Troop chartered by Zion Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska.  Troop 412 meets at Zion Lutheran Church in Northwest Omaha (144th and Ida) most Mondays at 7:00PM.  At least one campout is scheduled per month.

Our Troop is a member of the Mid-America Council Soaring Eagle district.  Please visit us again in the coming weeks and months as new content is added.  Our sister pack, Pack 412, has it's own web page.

Storz Foundation Nature Trail Service Project (May 2015)

Troop 412 at Storz Nature Trail for service projectTwo weekends this Spring (April 4th and May 15th) Scouts from Omaha Troop 412 helped clean up the Storz Foundation Nature Trail near the Durham Scout Center on West Maple Road.    The first weekend was dreary but the Scouts picked up approximately 8 large trash bags of trash along the property. The May 15th weekend the green was overwhelming and the young men put their muscles to work replacing logs along the trail after adults with chainsaws cleaned up downed trees....hotdogs were their reward for hard work and service.

More photos are in the Photo Gallery

Spring Camporee (April 2015)

Omaha Boy Scout Troop 412 at Spring Camporee April 2015Our Spring Camporee was held at Camp Cedars.  Although the weather was raining and cold, it did not dampen the spirits and competiveness of the Scouts.  There were 14 Scouts and 7 adults leaders that attended the campout for the weekend.  The Scouts participated in seven events putting their first aid, pioneering, accuracy, problem-solving, memory and leadership skills to the test.  The scouts had the challenge of building the tallest flag pole, using tennis balls with a slingshot to hit targets, administering first aid and transporting patients and using 2x4 to move the patrols out of the swamp.

We have tons of photos from the Spring 2015 Camporee and other recent Scouting events!

Two Rivers SRA (March 2015)

Troop 412 at Two Rivers SRATroop 412 camped at Two Rivers State Recreation Area March 20-22 near Waterloo Nebraska and enjoyed the early Spring weather.  Five new Scouts joined the Troop on this campout.  Fishing was pretty good at the trout pound but it took most of the afternoon to find out what the trout were biting. 

The Scouts enjoyed pancakes for breakfast, grilled cheese sandwiches & soup for lunch and hobo dinners for supper.

This was the first campout for many new leadership positions including Blake at Senior Patrol Leader, Austin at Quartermaster, Dimitri and Max at Patrol Leaders.

Photos from the campout can be found here in the Troop Photos Gallery.

Snowbox Derby (February 2015)

Troop 412 at Snowbox Derby (Mt. Crescent)It was a cold & windy February 22nd when Troop 412 participated in the annual Snowbox Derby at Mt Crescent Iowa.  Patrols build their sleds from cardboard and duct tape and then competed in various races down the slopes of the ski runs at Mt Crescent. Participants had a lot of imagination with their sled building and many designs including tanks and airplanes could be seen.

You can see more photos of the Snowbox Derby here in the Photo Gallery.

Klondike Derby (January 2015)

Klondike Derby 2015Troop 412 enjoyed the 2015 Klondike Derby at Little Sioux Scout Ranch.  In the past this event has been affectionaly known as "The Freezorie".  This year, however, the tempuratures while still cold wasn't as cold as in the past.  The Scouts built their klondike sled over December and January and came prepared to race during the January 16-18 event.  Nine Scout from Troop 412 participated in the competitive events including, Blind fold Strectcher Carry, First Aid Splint & Transport, Ice Rescue, Snowshoe Biathlon, Tripod Cooking and a Cast-Iron Cooking Contest.


Scout Jubilee (October 2014)

Troop 412 at Scout Jubilee at Mahoney State ParkTroop 412 was at Scout Jubilee held at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park from October 10th through the 12th.  This special event is only held every 4 years.    This year's Jubilee was Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) based and featured many educational activities and displays.    More that 6,000 Scouts from four different states participated in the Jubilee. The various bounce houses, human hamster balls, mechanical bull, and zip lines were very popular for both the Cubs and Scouts.   Troop 412 along with Pack 349 (Dodge Elementary) camped at the Little Creek campsite for the weekend.

This year's event featured concerts by Hairball on Friday night and SmashMouth on Saturday night followed by fireworks. Hairball's show featured tributes bands popular in the 80s and 90s.  The lead singers were dead-on with vocals and their mannerisms. Smashmouth exited the crowd with hits like "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby", "All Star" and "I'm a Believer" (both from the movie Shrek).

Photos from the event can be found here in the Photo Gallery

Webelos Woods (September 2014)

Troop 412 at Webelos WoodsWebelos Woods is a overnight family camping weekend for Webelos and their parents.  It's a great way for the Webelos and Dads to be introduced to the Boy Scout camping experience.  It is held each year in the Fall.  Troop 412 was one of the host Troops at Webelos Woods Sept 19-21 at Camp Wakonda, Bellevue NE.

Webelos from the Soaring Eagle District were able to visit and participate in camping and skill building with 4 other local Boy Scout Troops.  About 40 Webelos attended the weekend event.

Dutchoven cooking with Troop 412The Scouts in Troop 412 taught the Webelos pioneering and knots.  The training sessions lasted one hour.  After the hour was completed the Webelos moved onto other training sessions taught by other Boy Scout Troops. The following knots where taught; square knot, two half hitches, and taut line hitch, clove hitch, and timber hitch (needed for the pioneering section).  The Webelos where also taught how to whip and fuse the ends of a rope.  The Pioneering portion of the session taught the Webelos square, tripod, and round lashings.

Mr. Harmoney demonstrated Dutch oven cooking and served many deserts as well as dinner.

Weather was pleasantly warm (mid 80's) but the mosquitoes where very active.

Photos from the event can be found here in the Photo Gallery

Pahuk Pride (July 2014)

Troop 412 at Pahuk Pride (July 2014)EighEight Scouts from Troop 412 attended the National Youth Leadership Training Course (known as Pahuk Pride) at Little Suix Scout Rounch.  Pakuk Pride is a seven-day, high-energy, outdoor, youth leadership training adventure. During the course, Scouts from all over our Mid-America Council camp and work together as members of a patrol and troop. During the week of the Pahuk Pride, Scouts have a chance to try out many new leadership skills that they can use in your own unit or team.  Providing Scouts with a toolbox of leadership skills is a major focus the week's training.

Summer Camp (July 2014)

Troop 412 at Camp Cedars (Four Eagles campsite).  July 2014

Troop 412 enjoyed another summer camp at Camp Cedars.  This year marks its 8th year at Camp Cedars.  This year the Troop sent a record 21 Scouts and 4 adult Scout leaders to Camp Cedars.  The Scouts were busy at camp by earning 86 merit badges.  This year was special because the Troop stayed during the special "Nightmare before Christmas Week".

Mrs Argo took many, many photos at camp.  You can see them here in the Photo Gallery.

Spring Camporee (April 2014)

Spring Camporee 2014Troop 412 attended the Soaring Eagle District Spring Camporee at Little Sioux Scout Ranch on the weekend of April 25 - 27. "The Batman" Patrol from Troop 412 took overall first place in the camporee.  This was a back to back victory so the Troop keeps the eagle trophy won previously in the Jan 2014 Winter Camporee.  The theme of this month's camporee was The Hunger Games.  There were many competitions for the 600 Scouts that attended the weekend's campout including a grueling obstacle course, fire starting, team walk, block & tackle, knots, and a hill race.  Some of the Scouts made and spent the night in shelters that they built.  The Troop had 5 new candidates for the Order of the Arrow this year (Aaron, Austin, Luke, Arden and Brandon).  This weekend we had a record 33 scouts and 15 adults attend from our Troop.

The first event on Saturday was the orientation challenge through rugged terrain.  The event took anywhere from 2 to 5 hours to complete.  Patrols that were successful in navigating the checkpoints and complete the course were awarded a flag (or beacon).  There were a limited number of flags, so only some Patrols were given flags.  During the course of the day Patrols could challenge other Patrols in order to capture their flag.  The goal of all the competitions was to keep a flag and score as many points from various challenges through out the day.

You can find photos of the Spring Camporee here in the Photo Gallery.

You can also get photos from the campout here on DropBox.


Scouting for Food 2014 (April 2014)

Troop 412 and Pack 412 Scouting For Food.The gifts where bountiful this year as Troop 412 and Pack 412 gathered 1,223 food items for local food pantries.  The annual food drive known as Scouting For Food is a Mid-America council event that happens every April and is sponsored by ConAgra Foods Foundation and benefits the Food Bank for the Heartland and other local agencies.  

Troop 412 gathered nonperishable items from neighborhoods around Zion Lutheran Church near 144th and Ida and this year’s event topped the previous record of 1035 food items in 2006.  Thank you to all our friends and neighbors that participated and donated to this event.

Photos from the event can be found here in the Photo Gallery

Winter Camporee (January 2014)

Troop 412 Winter Camporee 2014 TrophyTroop 412 attended the January 17-19 Soaring Eagle Winter Camporee at Little Sioux Scout Range.  The theme of the camporee was Zombie Apocalypse!  There were all sorts of crazy events like Zombie Shoot and Run, Zombie Javelin, Recover the Wounded and Tennis Ball Fire Starting Kit. One of the patrols lit their fire in .8 seconds. Troop 412 took first place overall in the camporee.

There are lots more articles from previous months on our archive page.