Campcraft-knowledge and skills for safe, efficient, and
enjoyable outdoor living- and
Woodcraft-understanding of and appreciation for the natural
world-have been key elements of scouting since the beginning.
Both are developed through the camping experience. The scouts
in these photographs are at Camp Minis-Kuya southwest of Lincoln,
the Cornhusker Council's primary camp from 1935 to 1956. No summer
camps were held from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.
Source: Loaned by Cornhusker
Council, Boy Scouts of America.
In 1955 the Cornhusker Council purchased an 880-acre
site ten miles south of Humboldt in Richardson County and
held the first official summer camp there in 1956, with 622 scouts
in attendance. Explorer Scout Robert W. Cherny was on the staff
during the summer of 1960, when he received the "Camp
Staff" patch. The Cornhusker Scout Reservation
continues in use.
Source: 11546-24, Troop 68,
RLDS Church, Lincoln, courtesy of Shawn Bachman, Lincoln
9579-19, Robert W. Cherny, San Francisco, California; Pennant
loaned by Rick Wolzen, Lincoln; photograph loaned by Russ Votava,