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City and Boy Scouts To Celebrate the Past and Future of Camp Augustine


Front of the Grand Island City hall building.

Grand Island Mayor Roger Steele and David Plond, Executive Director of Overland Trails Council - Boy Scouts of America, are inviting the public to join
them on November 5th for an outdoor celebration of the transfer of Camp Augustine to the City of Grand Island.

A flag ceremony honoring the transition of ownership from the Boy Scouts to the City will take place at 2:00 p.m. on the Camp’s parade grounds, followed by campfires, hayrack rides, and s’mores for all. Everyone is invited to participate in a variety of camp games throughout the
afternoon, including Frisbee golf, Gaga ball, and even hatchet throwing for the adventurous set! Attendees are also encouraged to experience the beauty and size of the campgrounds and outdoor recreation spaces of Camp Augustine through self-guided walking tours.

“This is a time for all of us to take pride in the past while taking steps together towards the future of Camp Augustine.” says David Plond. Mayor Roger Steele echoed the sentiments of the Boy Scouts, stating, “Camp Augustine is a local treasure that we have been entrusted with for the future. We are undertaking a bold goal and vision for expanded outdoor recreational and education opportunities at the doorstep to our City. Working together as a community, we can achieve our goal and preserve the beauty of Camp Augustine for the future and our children’s children.”

Overland Trails Council - BSA and the City of Grand Island encourage everyone to visit Camp Augustine on Sunday, November 5 th to honor the legacy of Camp Augustine and all of the many memories it holds, while celebrating the future vision of a newly expanded public space for outdoor recreation and education for all of Central Nebraska.