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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?

We are in the process of setting up a new website that will include an event/Camp registration system.  We are doing our best to have this system live before the end of the month.  As soon as we launch - Camp registration will open.  Units that have their deposit and 50% of troop payment in will be notified in advance.

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 

Zack Breeding
Camp Director
Click here for Summer Camp Guide
Click here for LDS Summer Camp Guide
Click here for Webelos Camp Guide

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

Cypress Knee & Pioneer District Banquet

The Annual District Banquet will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Maplewood Lions Club, 3310 Maplewood Drive in Sulphur. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and awards presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

Fee is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. 

Registration is at the Scout Office and payment is due at registration. If you have leaders who have earned knots, please download the forms. They are also listed as an attachment on both the Cubmaster and Scoutmaster Facebook Groups. Deadline for forms is March 15th to give us time to order knots. Please spread the word!! It's a great evening with food and fellowship!

Please contact Shawn Chamblee if you have any questions.

Thunderbird District
Our annual Awards Dinner will be held on the May 18, 2017 at the LDS Church of Leesville, LA. In addition to 2016 Eagle Recipients the Thunderbird District will like to recognize adult volunteers in each level of Scouting: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,Exploring, and District.  Please remember to submit any Unit Leader of Award of Merit, Scouter's Training, and Scouter's key awards for those that met the requirements and made a contribution to Scouting. In addition within this guide you will find we've added some awards to recognize those who work behind the scenes. If you have question on any recognition please don't hesitate to call or email me or our District Executive Zack Breeding.
Dewey Barber
TBird Advancement and Recognition Chair

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.

Want to Staff?  Contact Flash by April 1, 2017

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.

Leader Specific Training

April 8, 2017
Scout Office
304 Dr. DeBakey Drive, Lake Charles, LA.

Training starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 1:00 p.m.  Lunch is not provided.  Uniforms are not required.

To register contact:
Shawn Chamblee

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. It is highly encouraged to do paper registrations at this time since we will be in the middle of a website conversion.

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

Camp Card Success!

Almost there....

The 2017 Camp Card sell is approaching it's final month.  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.

All Camp card money is due into the Scout Service Center by April 28, 2017.

The winners of the first two drawings are Wyatt Bullock of Pack 23 and Anthony Nunez of Pack 84 . Congratulations!

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

Roundtable is March 16th 

NEW START TIME....All Roundtables now have a 6:30pm start time

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.

March item of the month!!

Camp Edgewood Cinch Sack
Sale price $10.99
Regular price $14.99

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 
 337.436.3376 |