Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 494 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, meets at St. Stephens on Monday evenings. Troop 494 is a growing and active organization with 6 to 10 new scouts joining each year. The Boy Scouts of America develops future civic leaders by providing young boys the opportunity to learn and hone their leadership skills by doing. Troop 494 is a Scout led organization that provides through teamwork, activities, and challenges, experiences that create leaders and build character. But most important of all, we have lots of FUN. Troop 494 goes: camping, bike riding, hiking, canoeing, swimming, sight seeing, horse back riding, backpacking, fishing, and more.
To learn more about Troop 494 contact:
Joel Neeson, Scoutmaster: 402-943-7559
Kelly Heffner, Committee Chair: 402-891-4245
Cub Pack 494 has been serving youths since it began at St. Stephen in November, 1992, with the Knights of Columbus as its chartered organization. The pack averages around 50 boys each school year. Each February, the pack graduates around 10 scouts into Boy Scouting and in May, it gains around 10 or more First Graders who form the Tiger den(s).
The pack is run by volunteer parents who form the PACK COMMITTEE, who are mostly the den leaders and other parents who chair seasonal posts, such as Scouting for Food, Friends of Scouting, Space Derby, Blue and Gold Banquet, Scout Sunday Mass/Religious Emblem Coordinator, Summer Activities, etc. The year-round posts of Cubmaster, Committee Chair, Treasurer, Advancement are held preferably by non-den leaders.
The Cub Scouting Program is a 12-month program, although den meetings are somewhat reduced in the summer. The pack stays active in the summer by having a variety of events like Ice Cream Social, Millard Days Parade, baseball game at Rosenblatt, Henry Doorley Zoo Overnighter, Bike Rodeo, Golf Clinic, Fishing Derby (Summer and Winter), Fontenelle Forest hike, and most importantly SUMMER CAMP at Camp Eagle in Fremont.
In addition to these activities, a scout may earn religious emblems according to his religious denomination and according to his age. This earned award is a permanent patch that a scout can wear on his uniform throughout his scouting life.
Pack 494 participates in one fundraiser that funds awards, leader training, activities, and materials.
For more information please contact:
Kevin & Kylie Gibbs (402) 991-6194