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May 2005


M.Arch thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May 2005


I am proposing to design a learning/activities center for the Boy Scouts of America. In Nebraska, one of the major BSA campgrounds is Camp Cedars, located approximately three miles northeast of Cedar Bluffs. Every year scout troops from all over Nebraska meet at Camp Cedars to participate in one of six weekly sessions during the months of June and July. The facilities are used by Cub Scouts, ages 7-11 years, as well as by Boy Scouts, ages 11-17. The current facilities within the camp include: manager offices, a quartermaster’s barn, a swimming pool, a cafeteria hall, an archery range, a rifle range, a shotgun range, a rappelling tower, an amphitheater, equestrian trails, as well as 12 individual campsites that can each support approximately 30 scouts. In order to enhance the educational activities offered for the scouts, while also celebrating the historical significance of the Pawnee Native Americans, my proposal will add an additional learning/activities center to Camp Cedars. What Camp Cedars is lacking is the facilities to allow the use of the camp between the months of October and May. The addition of the new Discovery Center will provide the initial catalyst that can open the door to a greater master plan for the camp on a year round basis. RUMIKO HANDA, mentor.

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