Welcome to Troop 558

  Troop 558 Packing Meals for Salvation Army
 Troop 558 Packing Thanksgiving Meals for the Salvation Army.
Troop 558 posing for a Group Picture After Packing Meals.
Troop 558 at the Popcorn Ball
Troop 558 at the 2015 Popcorn Ball

4117 Terrace Drive
Omaha, NE 68134-3755
(402) 571-1622

The Patrol Method - 1938

Posted by shawn.ovenden on Jan 19 2015 - 3:50pm

Please find at the link below the book called The Patrol Method published in 1938.  This book explains the principles of the patrol method of Scouting.  The principles in this short book are as valid today as they were 100 years ago.  Also understand that some of the terminology in the book had a different meaning at the time the book was published.  As an example the book refers to a patrol as a "Gang".  At the time the book was published a "Gang" was just a group of people that liked to hangout and do things together.  Obviously the term "Gang" is not perceived to have a good meaning.

February Campout - Hitchcock Nature Center Iowa

Posted by shawn.ovenden on Jan 18 2015 - 11:20pm

The February Campout will be at the Hitchcock Nature Center north of Crescent, Iowa.  An option for families on this campout is to head over to Mount Crescent on Saturday to ski, etc.

Mid-Iowa Council Presents a Railroad Merit Badge Camporee

Posted by shawn.ovenden on Jan 18 2015 - 11:06pm
 This is done every few years and is coming up on ay 8 thru 10.  More information can be fund at the following link:

Mid-Iowa Council Presents a Railroad Merit Badge Camporee

Thank you to Mr. Clapham for the heads up on this!


Posted by shawn.ovenden on Jan 18 2015 - 11:00pm

It is that time of year to promote the CAMP CARDS!

What are Camp Cards you might ask?  Camp Cards are discount cards to various stores in the area including Cantfelds, Valentinos, Runza, the Amazing Pizza Machine and ...wait for it....Dunkin Doughnuts and several others.  The cards sell for $5 each.  Info on the cards and the vendors can be found at the following link:

Florida Sea Base

Posted by shawn.ovenden on Jan 16 2015 - 10:31pm

Florida Sea Base Lottery Registration Is

Now Open

The lottery for 2016 high adventures at the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base opened January 15. We'd love to have you here next year to experience the adventure of a lifetime! Below are key points to remember as you register.

Troop 558 Salvation Army Volunteer Thank You

Posted by shawn.ovenden on Jan 9 2015 - 3:53pm

Dear Valued Volunteer,

The "Miracle" of Christmas was repeated over and over again this past holiday season as our dedicated volunteers served with joy. With your help, The Salvation Army was able to serve 22,215 individuals. Your donation of time and service helped to provide Thanksgiving meals, Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need, including families of prisoners.



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