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For over one hundred years, the Boy Scouts of America has prepared young people for life through some of the most outstanding leadership and growth programs available nationally. Whether it’s camping, hiking, community outreach or building remote controlled robots, Scouting offers exciting programs designed to inspire, build character and instill the values that boys and girls need to succeed today.

We offer programs for girls and boys ages 7-21. Scouting programs foster and strengthen self-confidence, ethics, respect for others, academic skills, and leadership abilities that stay with them their entire lives.

The Overland Trails Council serves youth in 66 counties covering 42,132 square miles of central Nebraska. The headquarters is Grand Island, NE with a service center in North Platte, NE.

We serve...

1492

Cub Scouts  

699

Boy Scouts

1357

Adult Volunteers

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West Without Borders 5K Fun Run/Walk to Benefit Camp Augustine

Who: Anyone interested in supporting Camp Augustine
What: 5K Fun Fun/Walk
When: June 9, 2018 – Registration begins at 8:30 AM, Run/walk begins at 9:00 AM
Where: Yanney Park – Rotary Shelter, Kearney NE
Why: To support the programs at Camp Augustine

Cost is $25 per adult and $15 per child or $60 per family (4 people max – 2 adults, 2 children)

Registration form:

5K Run Registration_2018

Tri-Ball for Scouting

Tri-Ball is a round robin style tournament where every team plays 9 games, playing on every section of each court, playing every team at least once, and never standing off court more than two games. Concessions available on site. Cash prizes for winners based on total number of entries. This event is open to the public and all proceeds benefit Overland Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America. Continue Reading

A Clarification on the Tiered Pricing for Camps

We know that a lot of you are confused about the tiered pricing, and we realize that we didn’t present it in a manner that makes the program’s intent clear. We apologize for the confusion.

As many of you already know, the camp operations are putting a strain on the council’s financial resources, and the tiered pricing idea was borrowed from church camps in the area as a means of raising a little extra revenue from families that can afford it. Continue Reading


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