Special Events

Each year the Heart of America Council conducts special events to showcase the positive impact of Scouting.


The Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner helps support the Urban Scouting program that serves more than 6,300 young men and women in the urban core of Kansas City. Another highlight of the evening includes the awarding of two Eagle Scout scholarships to Eagles who have been served by our Urban Scouting program.  For additional information on the dinner please contact Jeromy Rutledge, Director of Development at (816) 569-4965.

The Boy Scout Golf Classic was held held on Tuesday, April 21st at Loch Lloyd Golf Club. Funds raised by the tournament helped sponsor programs for more that 31,000 Scouts in the Heart of America Council. The event included afternoon golf followed by an awards dinner. If you would like more information on the Boy Scout Golf Classic, please contact Bob Hamlin, Senior Development Director, at (816) 569-4921.

The Council's Sporting Clays Classic was held on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th. The event was Co-chaired by Mark Larrabee and Chris Hodgdon and raises funds to support the Heart of America Council. If you would like more information on the Sporting Clays Classic and auction, please contact Bob Hamlin, Senior Development Director, at (816) 569-4921.

The George Meany Awards Dinner recognizes those Scouters and organizations from the AFL-CIO labor community. The dinner was held on August 21, 2015 at the Argosy Casino Ballroom.  The keynote speaker was Eagle Scout Tom Buffenbarger, President, International Machinists Union.  Each year there are two George Meany Awards given to volunteer Scouters who have made a significant contribution to the youth in our community through the Scouting program.  The committee also awards two Community/Labor Partner awards to organizations that have supported the Heart of America Council, usually over a course of many years.  Recent recipients are: UAW Local 31, Sheet Metals Workers Apprenticeship program, General Motors, Greater Kansas City Construction and Building Trades Council, Electrical Corporation of America, Carpenter's District Council, and the Bank of Labor. The 2015 George Meany Award recipients were Lee Perry, Iron Workers Local 10; and Eagle Scout Tim Foster, Sheet Metal Workers Local 2