Chesapeake Energy has made a wonderfully generous donation that will pay for the construction of a new dining hall at Slippery Falls Scout Ranch. For more info on this announcement click the video image to the left.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Chesapeake!
The inital deadline has passed for 2013 Jamboree signups, but signups are still being taken. For more info click the link on the picture or headline above.
Last Frontier Council is pleased to announce the "Camp Card". This initiative is designed to help Scouts earn their way to a summer/day camp and additional programs. Units participating in this program will earn up to 50% commission on each $5 camp card they sell. The cards will be distributed at the begining of March. The sale will end on May 1st, 2012, giving units 8 weeks to sell.
The Annual Recognition Event was in February. Click here to take a quick survey that will give feedback to help plan for next year's event. We want your thoughts about date, location, and how to best recognize leaders!
New business hours of the Meinders Oklahoma Scout Shop took effect March 1, 2012. Be Prepared. Click above to find out about the new store hours and more ideas that are available at the Scout Shop.
The foundation of The Order of the Arrow is service. There is no better opportunity to perform this pillar of our organization then at Ordeal. The Ordeal is service at its finest to our council camps. We also perform the service of making those scouts, who have been recognized by their units as honor campers, members of the Order of the Arrow.
This event requires the help of many of our members and we call on each you to return to our soon to be newest members the goodwill and mentoring you received when you joined. This event is not void of fun and there will be plenty of opportunity for good food and fellowship.
The Spring Ordeal will be at Slippery Falls on Friday May 18th through Sunday May 20th. More information and registration will be available on the MaNu Lodge website at www.manu133.org.
2012 SECTION 8 CONCLAVE
The Section 8 Conclave is scheduled for April 27, 28, & 29, 2012 at Camp Rockefeller on the Gus Blass Scout Reservation near Damascus, Arkansas. This annual event is attended by all seven lodges in the Section.
It will include competitions in Indian events, training classes, patch trading, shows, games, and excellent food throughout the weekend. Each lodge will have the opportunity to demonstrate what makes it unique, and to gain experience from each other.
The registration fee is $25 until March 22nd and will then jump to $35 until April 13th. Registration may be completed online at www.sr-8.org
. We anticipate a great turnout from Manu Lodge; don't miss out on the learning, fun and fellowship!
Many training opportunities are coming up in Last Frontier Council! Many of these courses will help your unit meet your Journey to Excellence training goals. Click here for more information.
Basic Leader training
for Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leaders will be held in Big Tepee district on March 17. Click here to sign up.
Two opportunities are coming up for Wood Badge Training
in Last Frontier Council. The next course begins April 13 with Tina Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org as Course Director. The fall course begins Sept. 8 with Jennie Croslin email@example.com. Visit the Last Frontier Council Wood Badge site www.lfcwoodbadge.org for an application. Or - spring course registration
, or - fall course registration
The next Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills
is April 20-22 at John Nichols Scout Ranch. Click here to sign up.
This course is part of the Basic Leader training requirements for Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Venturing Crew Advisor, Varsity Coaches and assistants. It helps units meet their Journey to Excellence Training goals.
A new training opportunity is coming in Last Frontier Council
. Several Scouters were familiar with Outdoor Skills Training (OST) with a syllabus written by the late Dr. Jim Mustoe. The new training that is coming is Modular Outdoor Skills Training (MOST). In 2012 there will be 4 one day training opportunities offered with MOST. The two dates in the spring will be April 28 and May 12. Both of these training courses will be offered at John Nichols Scout Ranch. Cost will be $15 each or $25 if you sign up for both courses at the same time. April 28 will cover "Preparing for the Trail & Geocaching". May 12 will cover "On the Trail". Find more information on the Council website or contact James Clagg
or Wade Shumway
2012 Boy Scout/Venture Camps
Every Boy Scout wants a great summer camp experience. Slippery Falls Scout Ranch is here to deliver that experience for you! Live outdoors for a week under the shade of our oak trees, climb some of the oldest granite boulders in the world, and swim in the cool, spring-fed waters of Pennington Creek and Lake Payne.
50 Miler - Enjoy a week of canoeing, cycling, and hiking in the beautiful Cookson Hills, Lake Tenkiller, and the scenic Illinois River of Eastern Oklahoma. The 50-Miler trek will take you through woods and fields, across creeks and deer trails, past bandit caves and peaceful waterfalls.
2012 Cub Scout Camps
Cub Scout Family Overnighters
- Come spend a weekend with your family at John Nichols Scout Ranch in Oklahoma City! Camp for one or two nights or just come out for a day of games, crafts, archery, BB gun shooting, slingshots, and hiking. There are two weekends to choose from: May 4-6, 2012
and May 18-20, 2012.
Family Overnighters are open to all boys and girls, families and siblings. Boy Scouts and Venturers may apply to serve on staff.
Day Camps and Twilight Camps
- Day camp is an organized one- to five-day program for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts conducted by the council under certified leadership at an approved site. Day camps are conducted during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight. Each summer, every district in the Last Frontier Council, rural areas and metro areas alike, help assure their Scouts enjoy an exciting Day Camp experience. Each District Day Camp is held in the district or in a location close to the district Scouts. Some of the District and Area Day Camps will have swimming, some will have fishing; some will have Tot Lots, some will not; all will be shooting BB’s and bows and arrows.
Join us for a Summer Resident Camp at Camp George Thomas! CGT offers all Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts an outstanding opportunity for advancement while having fun and making new friends during a three-night camp session. Our council's camp consistently receives the highest ratings from the National Boy Scouts of America and is known as one of the best Cub Scout Camps in the nation.
Click here - or the link or picture above for the main camp page and links to be able to register for each available session!
Social Media & Web Links
Below are links to all the Last Frontier Council's social media links. Be sure go visit the fan-pages and click "like"! After all, a Scout is "Friendly" (Scout Law #4 ;)
Fan Page - Last Frontier Council
Fan Page - Slippery Falls Scout Ranch
Fan Page - Diamond H Scout Ranch
Fan Page - BoltOfFun
Fan Page - OA MaNu Lodge 133
Twitter - Last Frontier Council
Twitter - BoltOfFun
YouTube Channel - 480LastFrontier
Fan Page - BSA