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


Boy Scout Camp Draw

The Theodore Naish Scout Reservation draw will be held at the Policy Academy, 6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119 on Saturday, October 24, 2015.  Check in will begin at 9:00a.m with the draw starting at 9:30a.m.

A representative for and/or designated by the troop must be present to place their ticket in the draw and be prepared to pay the required non-refundable fee of $50.00 per Scout and full-time leader.  Troops will be placed in CAMP, SESSION, and CAMPSITE in the order of the draw, as space is available.  The $50.00 per person registration fee is transferable to a replacement Scout or leader within the same troop on a one-to-one basis.  The fee is not refundable nor may it be applied to the balance due for another person.


Leader's Guide, Camp Fee's & Dates, 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.


Boy Scout Summer Camp Program Highlights

  • Naish Scout Camp 2015 will offer 49 Merit Badges

  • Including even New Additions for 2015: Fire Safety, Mining in Society, Movie Making, Painting, Plant Science, Rowing, and Welding Merit Badges
  • Six Merit Badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout
  • Off-site transportation for Golf Merit Badge at Sunflower Hills Golf Course and for Canoeing and Kayaking Merit Badges at Wyandotte County Lake, as well as offering Scuba BSA
  • Exciting Outpost Programs: Action Archery, Black Powder Barbeque, Critter Supper Club, Disc Golf, Frontiersman Village, Indian Village, Martinek Mountain Bike Program, and Rock Face Challenge
  • Younger Scouts can take the Trailbazer Program, designed specifically to help them advance through their first three ranks in Boy Scouts with instruction on campfire cooking, knot tying and first aid
  • There are Adult training opportunities, too, led by the Camp Commissioner Staff:  including Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Leader Training , Outdoor Leader Skills, Youth Protection Training, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense 

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.


  • 2016 Camp Dates
  • DRAW - October 24, 2015                  ***Policy Academy***
  • Leader's Orientation- March 9, 2016
  • Staff Week - June 6, 2015
  • 1st Session - June 6-11, 2016           (Monday Start)
  • 2nd Session - June 12-18, 2016           (Sunday Start)
  • LDS 11 y/o Session - June 24-25, 2016

On-Line Merit Badge System

The link to the online Merit Badge system is:

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)