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Your Monthly News & Updates
Cub Family 2017
Family Fun Fest
April 21-23

Join us for a family fun filled weekend with your fellow scout families.

Registration is going on now at the Scout Office. Paper registrations are the only registration option for this camping event as we are in the middle of a website conversion.

T-shirt deadline is April 6 (by midnight).

Registrations can be emailed to

2017 Council Banquet 

The Annual Council Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Treasures of Marilyn in Lake Charles. 

We are excited to be honoring the 2016 "Austin Fruge" Eagle Scout Class, 2016 Arrow of Light class, and awarding our Silver Beavers.

Location: 3510 5th Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70607

Check in starts 6:15pm
Program starts 6:30pm

Cost is $30 per person.
2016 Eagle Scouts, Arrow of Light Recipients, and 2017 Silver Beavers are free.

Please contact Shawn Chamblee if you have any questions.
New Council Website now has a new look and new features!  Thank you to all the volunteers, parents, and scouts  for your feedback on what you wanted to see in our new website.

New Features:
  • More online registration for events
  • Online Calendar (through 2018 will be posted by the end of the month)
  • Login for enhanced unit and individual registration features
  • Quick access for recording service hours & internet advancement
We will be sending all registered families (youth) and leaders an email with personalized login information.  Several units have errors that have prevented their recharter from posting.  These errors include an adult(s) missing Youth Protection Training, missing signatures, and funds needed.  Once a unit has their problem(s) resolved - that unit can be added to the system.

A training session on how to use the unit registration features will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 6:30pm at the Scout Office. 
Camp Card Success!

Final Weeks....

The 2017 Camp Card sell is approaching it's final weeks.  Scout parents and leaders, please make sure that your Scout has sold their cards or returned them to your leader so other families can benefit from selling them.  

Leaders, please make sure that your families know when they need to have all funds or cards returned to you... so you can complete your settlement at our Council Service Center no later than April 28.

Has your scout already sold 20 or more Camp Cards?  Use the link below to register for their prize.  All scouts can earn a Schrade Tough Tool 20 or a Camp Edgewood Cinch Sack.


Here is the survey link if you have any problems opening the survey you can copy and paste the link in your browser.

If your Pack, Troop, Crew, or Post needs more Camp Cards please contact Jonathan Swatts at 337-936-3398 or

Summer Camp 2017
Camp Edgewood

It's time to register....

Does your troop have a campsite preference?

Do your boys have specific merit badge classes they want to take?

Summer camp registration will open by April 10th.  Units that have their deposit and 50% of troop payment in will be notified in advance.

Scoutmasters.....take advantage of the early bird special!! Register your troop by May 1st for $235!

How do you register?   Contact Zack Breeding or Lisa Merriam with the following:

  • Number of youth attending
  • Number of adults attending
  • Deposit of $250 submitted 
  • 50% of Troop payment required to register for classes 
NEW Adventure for 2017
 - Friday Whiskey Chitto River Canoe Trip option for $30/person includes transportation and full day river fun!

REGISTER your Troop TODAY by calling 337-436-3376
2017 Day Camp
Bug Hunters

Registration for 2017 Day Camp will open with the launch of our new website!  Join us for a grand bug hunting adventure.  We'll explore the insect world, test our archery & BB skills, play games, build crazy creatures and more!

Save the dates

Cypress Knee Day Camp - June 5-9
Pioneer Day Camp - June 12-16
Jennings Adventure Day - July 15th 
Thunderbird Day Camp - dates pending


$90 Early bird (ends April 30th)
$100 Regular (ends May 31st)
$115 Late (after May 31st)
$15 per extra T-shirt

Upcoming Training Opportunities

National Youth Leadership Training 

NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.

What's The Date? - NYLT consists of 2 week-ends, both of which are required for completion.

Arrive: Friday, August 18 at 5:30 PM Depart Sunday, August 20 at 5 PM
Arrive: Friday, August 25 at 6 PM Depart Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m. after the clean-up and closing ceremony.

CLICK HERE for the event flyer with additional details.

Additional information can be obtained from Frank "Flash" Williams at (337) 263-3209, e-mail

Wilderness & Remote Red Cross First Aid

April 7-9, 2017
Camp Edgewood
3419 Camp Edgewood Road, DeQuincy, LA.

Begins Friday night at 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $110 for WFA or $120 for WFR with CPR/AED
Includes all food and drinks, teaching material, certification cards and filing fees. Send check along with name, address, phone number and email of each participate to:

Lifeguarding SETX
154 Aunt Sadie
Vidor, TX 77662

Deadline to register is March 29, 2017.

For more information contact:
Christine Koll at 337-275-0505, Berti Loken at 409-656-5181 or Dale Staggemeier at 409-489-6158.

Roundtable is April 20th 

All Roundtables start at 6:30pm.

Roundtable is a monthly training opportunity for all leaders and scout parents.  Help your Pack, Troop, or Crew have the best program and stay informed of upcoming events. 

Cypress Knee & Pioneer Districts:
Lake Charles Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
4700 Sale Lane, Lake Charles, LA 70605
Starts at 6:30pm 

Thunderbird District:
Leesville Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
127 Sapphire Lane, Leesville, LA 71446
Start at 6:30pm

Scout Shop Hours 

The Scout Shop located at
304 Dr. Michael Debakey Dr in Lake Charles has the uniforms, awards, and gear you need.

If there is a special award or item that your unit is going to need, please give us a 2 week window to order it.

April item of the month!!

Camp Edgewood Blue T-Shirt
Sale price $10.00
Regular price $15.00

Also, get a FREE "retired" council t-shirt when you purchase $50.00 of merchandise!

Monday - Thursday   9:30am to 6pm
Friday   9:30am to 5pm
Closed Weekends 

Order of the Arrow 
2017 Calendar

For over 100 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives.  This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well.  Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others.  OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America's youth.

Calcasieu Area Council | 304 Dr. Michael Debakey Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601 
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