The West Baton Rouge Museum is accepting applications for its Blast from the Past Summer History Camp series, where children ages 6 through 12 explore the science, technology, history and thrill of treasure hunting in celebration of the national traveling exhibit, “The Hunt for Treasure!” from NRG Exhibits.

Museum staff and visiting artists, historical characters and storytellers will lead campers in cracking codes, solving history mysteries, writing with invisible ink, and going on an archaeological dig. Some other activities include participating in scavenger hunts, playing old fashioned games, making crafts to keep, and concocting treasured treats. Campers will also examine artifacts, explore the contents of a geocache and experience the 19th-century sport of letterboxing.

Two one-week sessions will be offered: June 17 to 21 and June 24 to 28. Drop off is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and pick up is from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch. Snacks and drinks will be provided daily. Space is limited. Advanced, paid registration is required and reservations are taken on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration is $65 for West Baton Rouge Parish residents and members of the West Baton Rouge Historical Association, and $75 for all other participants.

For more information or for an application form, visit or call (225) 336-2422, ext. 15.

Knights recognize leaders

The Father Maynard Hurst Knights of Columbus Council has presented Catholic Youth Leadership Awards to high school seniors Angela Falgoust of St. Michael’s High School and Zachary Harrison of Redemptorist High School.

These two young Catholic adults have exemplified Catholic leadership in their community and outstanding achievements in their respective high schools, the knights announced.

FEMA offers youth council

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking nominations for participants in the Agency’s Youth Preparedness Council. The deadline to apply or nominate someone is April 19.

On the council, young leaders complete preparedness projects of their choosing; learn about youth disaster preparedness from the leadership at FEMA and other national organizations, voice opinions and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit where the council meets with emergency management leadership to discuss steps to strengthen the nation’s resiliency against all types of disasters.

The council is open to students ages 12 to 17.

Council members will be selected based on vacancies and announced in May 2013. Once selected, members serve on the council for one year, with the option to extend for an additional year, based on a formal request by FEMA.

Visit for information on applying or nominating.

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