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Omaha Zoo Campout @ Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm
Omaha Zoo Campout @ Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium | Omaha | Nebraska | United States

At a Glance

Number of Nights: 1 Night – Saturday Afternoon/Sunday Morning
Special Activity: Omaha Zoo Visit
Individual Meals: 1 Sack Dinner–bus ride down.  1 Snack (provided by zoo) Saturday night and $$$ for lunch on Sunday
Uniform: Class “A”
Cost:  $45 for Zoo Campout, $35 for Bus Ride, $10 for Oceanography Merit Badge (Optional)
Signup/Cancellation Deadline: Monday, January 31st
Coordinating Patrol: None (no cooking)
Travel Time/Distance: ~3.5 hours by Charted Bus
Event/Location Website: Omaha Zoo
Weather: Omaha, NE

Program Schedule

We will be taking chartered motor coaches to and from the zoo.

Depart: 2:00PM on Saturday,  February 22nd from Price Chopper @133 / Mission. Please arrive by 1:30PM.
Return: 7:00PM on Sunday, February 23rd, to theprice chopper @133/mission.


$45.00  Zoo Camping Fee (per person)
$35.00  Bus Ticket (per person. Assumes full bus of 54 passengers, will be higher if bus is not full)
$10.00  Oceanography Merit Badge Class (optional)

Agenda and Program

  • 6:45 – 7:00 p.m. – Meet campout leaders at Main Gate to begin your night.
  • 7:00-7:45 p.m. – Move vehicles onto Zoo property. Orientation and activities.
  • 7:45-9:15 p.m. – Night Hike
  • 9:15-10:00 p.m. – Zoo-related activities.
  • 10:00-12:00 a.m. – Inside a Zoo building for the night. Snack provided by zoo. Wind down for the night.
    We will be sleeping indoors in Troop Tents & Adult Tents
    These tents need to be free-standing – NO tent stakes allowed
  • 6:00 a.m. – Wake up call.
  • 6:00-7:30 a.m. – Breakfast provided by zoo, load gear into vehicles, move to main parking area.
  • 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Morning hike.
  • 9:00 a.m. – Visit the Zoo exhibits
  • Noon: Buy your own lunch at the Zoo
  • 3:00PM Board buses and depart for price chopper.


  • NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED.  This is a change from 2 years ago.
  • Lunch Saturday: Eat at home before you arrive
  • Dinner Saturday: Sack “lunch” style
  • Late Snack: Zoo provided.
  • Breakfast Sunday: Zoo provided.
  • Lunch Sunday: Buy at the Zoo.
  • Dinner Saturday: Eat when you get home.
  • Coolers are NOT OK to bring with you. No cooking facilities are available.


We have to reserve three weeks in advance, so you must sign up by January 31st. If you cancel, No refunds are possible, since we have to reserve the Zoo and buses in advance. Please sign-up at the regular troop meeting on January 27th or if you can’t be at that meeting sign up via e-mail to: Chris Blackwood. Please indicate if you want to take the optional Oceanography Merit Badge ($10).


  • Class “A” Uniform, We will wear our Class A’s all day on Sunday.
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress or cot (optional)
  • Minimal personal gear (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, etc.)
  • Flashlight (optional)
  • Weather appropriate clothing, good shoes for hiking
  • DVD to watch after night hike (the zoo has a small selection of DVD’s available)
  • Change of clothes
  • Troop Tent (or personal tent for adults) – free-standing (no tent stakes) (MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL OF THE PARTS)

Coordinating Patrol

The truck will not be going, so there is no need to load it on Thursday.


I-29N to I-80W to exit 454 (13th Street). Go north on 13th Street (one way) to Frederick St, and turn right onto S 10th St. Continue to Deer Park Blvd; the Zoo will be on your left.  Distance/Time:  209 miles in ~3.5 hours.


If you have any questions please contact:

Harry S. Truman Library Merit Badge Program @ Harry S. Truman Library
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Harry S. Truman Library Merit Badge Program @ Harry S. Truman Library | Independence | Missouri | United States

The Spring 2014 Harry S Truman Library Merit Badge Program is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration will be at the following website on February 10, 2014 at 9am.

Scouts have the opportunity to earn the Citizen in the Nation OR American Heritage merit badge. Sign up online individually (this is not a Troop event). Additional details (including prerequisites) can be found at the website above.

FYI, in the past this has filled up within minutes (so be at your computer ready to register promptly at 9 am if you wish to attend)! Normally, this is offered in the Spring as well as the Fall. Registration for the other session will be at a later date.

Bartle Merit Badge Signup @ Prairie Star Middle School
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bartle Merit Badge Signup @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States


  •  1st Year Scouts – 6:00pm – 6:45pm
  • 2nd Year Scouts – 6:45pm – 7:30pm
  • All Other Scouts – 7:30pm

Please bring completed:

  1. Merit Badge Request Form
  2. Camp Agreement Form
  3. Special Diet Request Form
  4. Health Forms
  5. Bus Transportation Form
  6. Outpost Program Request Form
  7. Final Bartle Payment
  8. Payment for all outstanding Troop fees



Law Merit Badge Clinic at UMKC Law School @ University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Law Merit Badge Clinic at UMKC Law School @ University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Boy Scout Law Merit Badge Clinic

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society are offering an opportunity to scouts in the Heart of America Council the opportunity to earn the law merit badge.

Boy Scouts will earn the Law Merit Badge in one day!
Practicing attorneys and law students, supervised by merit badge counselors, will provide the teaching. Boy Scouts will also participate in a mock trial in one of ASLS’s courtrooms.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. until noon.
Attendance is free

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
500 East 52nd St. | Kansas City, MO 64110-2458

Please RSVP to Shawn Condie to ensure there are enough materials

Leawood City Council Flag Duty – Tortoise Patrol @ Leawood City Council
May 19 @ 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Bartle Summer Camp @ H Roe Bartle Scout Reservation
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – Jun 24 @ 10:45 am
Bartle Summer Camp @ H Roe Bartle Scout Reservation | Osceola | Missouri | United States
See the Bartle Summer Schedule for a complete daily schedule.
Sunday June 15th – Leave for Bartle

  • 8:30 a.m. Scouts Check-in At Price Chopper 13351 Mission Rd (135th Street) Load Truck with Personal Gear
  • 8:30 a.m. Bring All Gear, Sack Lunch & Drink with screw on top. Wear Full Class “A” Uniform with swim trunks under it.
  • 11:30 a.m. Gates Open – Arrive at Camp Bartle
  • The first thing you will do after you unload the bus and put your camp boxes in your tent is the BSA Swim Test.