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Sporting Clays Classic

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Sporting Clays Classic

27th Annual Norwela Council- Sporting Clays Classic

Shreveport Gun Club

Saturday, August 24th, 7am sign-in, 8am – Start

Sponsorships available. Teams of five $750.

For more information contact Dawn Holoubek or Thomas Wiuff at 318-868-2774.

Dawn.holoubek@scouting.org   or Thomas.Wiuff@scouting.org

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Camp

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s office is teaming with Norwela Council to sponsor the 33rd Annual Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Camp June 9-12, 2024. This camp is open to all boys ages 9-12 who are residents of Caddo Parish. Registration deadline is May 15, 2024. Boy Scout Sheriff camp flyer rev 2024

 

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KINSEY SCOUT RESERVATION SUMMER CAMP ANNOUNCEMENT
New Camp Director, Program Director for 2025

The Norwela Council would like to thank Scott Alexander for serving as Summer Camp Director from 2021 through 2024. Scott also served as a youth staffer and Program Director in 2002-2003 and again in 2017 and 2019. He gave leadership in the tumultuous year of 2023 with the tornado that forced the closure of camp. We appreciate Scott and both his leadership and service to Kinsey Scout Reservation and the Norwela Council.

Neal Stapleton will serve as Camp Director in 2025. Neal is the Yatasi District Executive for the Norwela Council and most recently served as Program Director at summer camp in 2024. Neal has worked in various capacities for many years at summer camp, particularly in shooting sports, both as a volunteer and professional Scouter. He has a very strong background in programs and activities at Kinsey Scout Reservation having served as staff advisor for Camp Turkey, NYLT, Wood Badge, and others.

Haley Henderson will be the Program Director at Kinsey Scout Reservation next summer. Haley, the first female Eagle Scout in the Norwela Council, was the Trail to First Class Director at Kinsey in 2024. She is an Education major at Northwestern State University and has served on many prior camp staffs and training courses such as NYLT, as well as being a previous Lodge Chief for the Order of the Arrow.

The 2025 Leaders Guide and registration will be available soon for summer camp at Kinsey next year. There will be a special incentive for unit leaders who register their units and pay a deposit prior to the end of Camp Turkey in November. We are excited about the future of summer camp at Kinsey and look forward to serving all Norwela Troops, Crews, and Ships, as well as our out of Council guests, in 2025.

Bobby Matthews Marc Braden Jeff Brasher
President Vice President/ Program Scout Executive
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Thank you to Scott and all past leader ship at our council camp. I look forward to what the new leadership will bring to our camp in the future.

Thanks, Scott, Neal, Haley and all who worked the can’t this summer. Hoping next year will be even better

Congratulations Neal!!!!

Excited for the future of our camp and our campers!

Thank you to Dr. Heather Carpenter and the The Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research - LSUS for hosting the field staff of the Council for their fall planning conference. We appreciate you being our lunchtime speaker and the wonderful hospitality. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Dr. Heather Carpenter and the The Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research - LSUS for hosting the field staff of the Council for their fall planning conference.  We appreciate you being our lunchtime speaker and the wonderful hospitality.

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Save the date and dont miss the Join Scouting Night Training coming July 30th.
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Our Mission

The mission of the Norwela Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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About Us

The Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been working to prepare today’s youths to become tomorrow’s leaders by instilling values that have grown too scarce in today’s society.

The Norwela Council of the BSA was established in 1923. It serves a nine-parish region: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.


In 2019:

  • Norwela Council served over 2,700 boys and girls in 123 Cub Scout Packs (age 5-10), Scouts BSA Troops (age 11-17), Venture Crews (age 14-20), and Exploring Posts (age 14-20). 
  • Norwela Council had over 800 adult volunteers
  • Over 200 Boy Scouts attended Summer Camp at Kinsey Scout Reservation during the Summer
  • Over 2,000 Cub Scouts and their families attended Cub Family Weekend Camps
  • Over 300 Scouts BSA members and Scouters attended Winter Camp at Kinsey Scout Reservation in November
  • During the fall, over 1,200 new boys and girls and their families were recruited into the Scouting program
  • 37 youth attained the rank of Eagle Scout (the highest rank in Scouting)
  • Norwela Council provided registration assistance and camperships to over 600 youth
  • Norwela Council purchased food and program supplies for underprivileged youth

 

The Norwela Council is divided into 4 geographic districts. Each district is served by at least one professional staff member — district executive and/or district director. The district executive or director leads teams of hundreds of adult volunteer leaders in providing a Scouting program to the youth members in the community. The fax number for all districts is (318) 861-3354.

The Neshotah District serves all of Caddo Parish.

The Scoutreach District serves under-privileged youth during school hours who are unable to attend a “traditional” evening meeting.

The Netami District serves DeSoto, Red River, Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes.

The Yatasi District serves Bossier, Webster, Claiborne and Bienville Parishes.

Become a Scout Today!

Scouts BSA has a lot to offer, but don’t let the number of merit badges scare you away. With exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to earn merit badges reflecting each Scout’s budding interests, youth unlock a world of discovery around them and forge a path for the future.

Contact

Norwela Service Center

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
Direct: 318-868-2774
Fax: 318-861-3354

Norwela Scout Shop

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
Direct: 318-868-2774
Fax: 318-861-3354
Scout Shop

The Norwela Council is grateful to the Beaird Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Louisiana for their support of Scouting