Archive | June, 2006

National Scouting Museum offers Admission – Free Mondays!

Posted on 19 June 2006 by Dan

The National Scouting Museum released in their July newsletter that they will be offering free admision on Mondays from now through August, during the hours of 10am – 5pm. The National Scouting Museum is worth the admission they charge but this makes it even better. For more information about the Museum visit

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Mid-American Council to honor local leaders at “Citizen of the Year” luncheon

Posted on 14 June 2006 by Dan

The Mid-America Council, Boy Scouts of America, is pleased to announce that John P. Nelson, board chairman and CEO of SilverStone Group, will be recognized as its “Citizen of the Year” at the 36th annual luncheon. Werner Enterprises has been selected as the Council’s “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and Gina Ponce, director of Outreach Services for Bellevue University will receive the “Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award.” The Citizen of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, June 27, at the Holiday Inn Central, Omaha.

“John P. Nelson has been selected as this year’s Citizen of the Year because of his continuous support of Scouting and our community,” says Scout Executive/President Lloyd E. Roitstein, Mid-America Council.

Nelson has served on the Council’s Board of Trustees since 1975. For more than 30 years, he has actively served on the Council’s Endowment Committee, provided support to the Council for its annual “Friends of Scouting” campaign, and he and his wife Anne are Heritage Patrons. In addition to his personal support, he has provided the services of his company to assist the Council with administrative needs.

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Minor League Baseball Teams and the Boy Scouts Pitch In to Prepare for Emergencies Nationwide.

Posted on 09 June 2006 by admin

For the third consecutive year, Minor League Baseball is partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign to educate and empower Americans to prepare for natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. More than 35 teams are stepping up to the plate during the 2006 season to help encourage fans to prepare for emergencies.

“Enjoying a local ballgame is an American tradition that attracted more than 41 million spectators last season,” said Homeland Security’s Undersecretary for Preparedness George Foresman. “We appreciate Minor League Baseball’s continued support of the Ready Campaign. Through their assistance, and that of the Boy Scouts of America, we will reach baseball fans throughout the nation with important preparedness messages.”

Teams across the country will hold Ready nights during the 2006 season where local Boy Scouts, Citizen Corps volunteers and other community members will distribute emergency preparedness brochures to fans. The brochures and other materials available at provide valuable information to help individuals prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. Teams will also feature the Ready public service announcements on their scoreboards and in game programs.

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