Theodore Naish Scout Reservation

Camp Naish consists of 850 acres owned by the Heart Of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, and an additional 350 acres held by the council on long-term lease from Lone Star Industries quarry and cement company, all located in Bonner Springs, KS. This land consists of several rolling hills, rising up to 400 feet above the Kaw River valley nearby. Three hills on Camp Naish rise more than 1,000 feet above sea level and are the highest in Wyandotte County. The hills at Naish are mostly covered in a dense sub-climax oak/hickory forest, with an elm and dogwood understory. The camp also contains several meadows of varying size, mostly in areas that were at one time plowed fields.

Camp Staff

2014 Camp Staff Online Application for all paid summer camp staff and Campsite and Maintenance Commissioners

Camp Staff Interview Schedule

Boy Scout Summer Camp Program Highlights

  • 2014 Boy Scout Camp Program Highlights
  • Forty-three (43) merit badges - - including seven of the Merit Badges that are required to earn the Eagle Scout rank.
  • Outpost Programs that include Action Archery, Black Powder Barbeque, Disc Golf, Frontiersman Village, Indian Village, Rock Face Challenge and the new Martinek Mountian Bike Program.
  • The Trailblazer Program is designed specifically to help younger Scouts advance through their first three ranks in Boy Scouts while being exposed to the exciting life of Naish Scout Reservation including afternoons at the Rifle Range, the Climbing Tower, Aquatics, and Scout Craft.
  • A complete Project C.O.P.E. Course featuring a Rappelling Tower, Climbing Wall, and other activities.
  • BSA’s youth run, national honor camping program, The Order Of The Arrow, Tamegonit Lodge, is active during each session of Boy Scout Camp.
  • Various certification courses like Youth Protection Training for Adults and numerous specialty programs such as Snorkeling, Mile Swim, Safe Swim Defense, Safety Afloat, Totin’ Chip, and Firem’n Chit are offered.
  • Knowledgeable Commissioners on hand to help and serve.
  • Facility renovations in 2014 of the Archery Range, Campmaster's Cabin and the Nature Lodge

Lend a hand at Naish during one or more of the scheduled work days.

Interested in one of the Mini Camp Weekend? Check them out here.

Leader's Guide, Trading Post Hours and Other Forms

For more information on the programs offered at the Naish Scout Reservation for the camping season, refer to the Camping Resources section of this website. Questions can be directed to the Program and Camping Service Department at the Council Service Center or your District Executive.

  • 2014 Camp Dates
  • DRAW - October 19, 2013
  • Staff Week May 25 - 31, 2014
  • 1st Session June 1 - 7, 2014
  • 2nd Session June 8 - 14, 2014
  • LDS 11 y/o Session June 20 - 21, 2014

On-Line Merit Badge System

The link to the online Merit Badge system is: www.AwardRecords.net

Boy Scout Camp Session Photos

Did you go to Boy Scout Camp at Naish, but don't have the Camp Session photo?  Click here to order your Camp Session Photo!  All Camp Session photos taken since 1994 are available!

Current Weather at the Naish Scout Reservation

Bonner Springs Weather Forecast, KS (66012)