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Ok... so you know how your car acts fine for the mechanic, but as soon as you leave....

The link below and the link on the website are now working properly.  Sorry for multiple emails, but we want to be sure any Scout that sold 20 cards can be entered without issues.

Have a great scouting weekend!

Thank you for letting us know that the "I Sold 20 Camp Cards" link had stopped working.  The link on will be updated soon and you can get to the prize page by clicking on the "I Sold 20 Camp Cards" link below in the Card Card article.  We believe that the problem has been resolved permanently, but if you experience problems please let us know at 337-436-3398.

Remember... February 14th is the 1st Campership drawing!!!
Cub Dad 2017
American Ninja Warrior
March 10-12

Do you have what it takes to be the next American Ninja Warrior?  Join us and test your ninja skills in our challenges, obstacles, and shooting ranges.

Don't miss this unforgettable camping experience!  

Camp Card Success!

Early reports show strong sales

Over the past 3 weeks scouts have been busy selling camp cards.  We have heard story after story of how in one outing a Scout sold through 20, 50, even 150 Camp Cards!  You guys rock.  These scouts are ready for an adventure and have the funds to get there.   

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 cards or to place an order for Camp Cards please contact Jonathan Swatts at 337-936-3398 or

Swamp Derby 2017
An Exciting Council Camporee Experience!

The Swamp Derby is a Klondike style event. This event will challenge your scouts knowledge, skills, and teamwork.   Boy Scouts Ventures Crews , and  Webelos  are encouraged to come and compete in patrols of   4-8 youth (a wagon).  Each patrol/wagon team will work through 8 stations that include:
  • Orienteering
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Shelter Building
  • Fire Building Challenge
  • Pioneering 
  • Scout Knowledge Challenge
  • Patrol Shoot Out
  • Up and Over - A Team Wall Challenge
WHEN: March 3rd - 5th, 2017 

CHECK IN: Friday March 3rd 6-9pm at the Camp Edgewood Office

WHERE: Camp Edgewood
3419 Camp Edgewood Road
DeQuincy, LA 70633

COST:   $10 per Scout     $5 per adult

Payment will be made at Check In.  Cost covers patch, supplies for the event, and camp resources used.  No meals will be provided at this event.  The trading post will be open Saturday.  

Registration Closes February 16th 

How to Register:

Download the event guide by clicking the link below.  Using form in the guide (page 2), submit all 4-8 person teams to or the Council Office by February 16th.  

See you there!

Contact David Maynard at or

Contact Jonathan Swatts at or 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

BALOO/OWL Adult Leader Training

Cub Outdoor Leader Training (BALOO)

March 4, 2017
Camp Edgewood
3419 Camp Edgewood Road, DeQuincy, LA.

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $20
Includes cost of materials and lunch on Saturday.

To register contact:
Shawn Chamblee

Boy Scout Indoor and Outdoor Leader Training

February 24-26, 2017
Camp Edgewood
3419 Camp Edgewood Road, DeQuincy, LA.

Times TBA

Cost: $30
Includes cost of materials and all meals except Friday night.

To register contact:
Shawn Chamblee

Summer Camp 2017
Camp Edgewood

Calling all Troops....

Hey Scouters!
Looking for an exciting and engaging summer camp in a relaxed atmosphere? This year Camp Edgewood is pleased to invite you to experience camp with us June 11-17. For our Boy Scouts we have traditional favorites like Aquatics and Shooting Sports courses but will also hold sessions of newer Merit Badges like Exploration, Search and Rescue, and Welding! 
For your younger boys we have two great options in Brownsea and Mafeking. Brownsea is for the Scout who just crossed over. It is an immersive full day adventure where they will work on Scouting Heritage, Camping, Hiking, Backpacking, Pioneering, First Aid, and Swimming Merit Badges while working to advance through the Scout, Tenderfoot, Second and First Class Ranks. For those Boys who crossed over earlier in the spring we encourage you to sign them up for Mafeking our newly designed half day program that covers some Advancement Requirements while also earning the Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, and Fishing Merit Badges. 
Have any older boys who think they earned everything camp has to offer? Why not talk them into taking a session or two of Adventure Trail (formerly Youth Leader Training) to sharpen their leadership and scouting skills, show them our listing of personal development courses covering topics like resume writing, or let them geek out with us in our more technical and vocationally based vertical courses. 
Cub Leaders, your Webelos can't wait to be a Boy Webelos Resident Camp they'll get to experience the adventure. Webelos Resident Camp is June 11-14. At camp they get to hang out with the Boy Scouts, work on Adventure Tracks and take a River Canoe Trek on Wednesday down the Ouiska Chitto!
For our Leaders in the Church of Latter Day Saint we've booked in a week just for you June 19-24 and have even programmed  for the Valiant 11 to be able to join in June 19-22. 
Finally there might be a youth you know who could benefit spending the full three weeks June 4-24 with us so why not forward them our staff application link so they may work with us or be a counselor in training!
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
Roundtable is February 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. 

February Focus:

Cub Scouts - Join Sherry Miller to learn new games, skits, and songs to incorporate into your upcoming Pack meetings

Boy Scouts -  Making the most of Scoutmaster Conferences and Scoutmaster Minutes

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.

February item of the month!!

Camp Edgewood Mug
Sale price $11.00
Regular price $13.99

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

Upcoming Holiday Closings
February 20th - President's Day
February 28th - Mardi Gras 
Calcasieu Area Council | 304 Dr. Michael Debakey Dr., Lake Charles, LA 70601 
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