Thunderbird District Activities and Camping

Glacier Bay 2016 Klondike Derby

This will be a legacy Thunderbird District event you will not want to miss! Work as a team and use your sled to glide through the challenges and earn GREAT PRIZES for your Troop! Bring Webelos and invite your Venturing Crews, all older Scouts are welcome at this event. If you would like to help on staff for this event, please contact Jim Salisbury at jsalisbury0110@gmail.com.

Klondike will be held at Longview Lake Group Organized Camping area in Kansas City (near Lee's Summit). Organized events will take place on Saturday, January 23rd from 9am to 5pm but Troops are welcome to camp Friday night. Cost is $10 per person. Camping on Friday night is $1 per person. 

CLICK HERE to register now! 

Click here for the leaders guide, registration page, and more event information. Click here for the sled diagram. 

For more information contact the Klondike Derby Event Chair, Jim Salisbury at jsalisbury0110@gmail.com or High Trail District Executive Janell Neal at janell.neal@scouting.org

High Trail Logo Design Contest!

Help design the new High Trail District logo! Click here for the flyer and design specifics. The winning designer's unit will receive a cobbler and ice cream party at one of their 2016 meetings!
Submit your design, by February 1st at 5pm, to Ann Wasman at ann.wasman@scouting.org

Merit Badge Academy, February 6th, 2016

The annual Merit Badge Academy will be held Saturday, February 6th from 9am-4pm at
Hickman Mills Freshman Center (9010 Old Santa Fe).
There are nine Eagle required merit badges and 26 other badges available ranging from Aviation to Moviemaking to Railroading!

Classes are FULL!  

For questions regarding the MBA in general, contact Ken Fuenfhausen, 816-537-8877, 816-529-2971, or MeritBadgeAcademy@yahoo.com.  

For more information click on a document: info sheet, registration worksheet (cannot not be submitted for registration), class offerings and prerequisites, first year Scout info, and prerequisite info.

Click here for Staff Registration. 

District Dinner, March 19th, 2016

Join us for the last legacy Thunderbird District Dinner at the Armacost Museum (4200 E. 135th ST, Grandview, MO 64030) beginning at 5:00pm. Cost is $25 until March 1st, $30 from March 1st to March 9th. New Eagle Scouts can attend the dinner for only $15. Silent Auction opens at 5:00pm, dinner will be served at 6:00pm, and program will start at 7:00pm. We will honor selected volunteers with multiple awards, including the District Award of Merit. Award nominations are due, in the Council office, by January 15th, 2016. 

CLICK HERE to register online or CLICK HERE for the printable registration form. 

To nominate a leader for a district award, please see the descriptions below:
Click on the award for the nomination form.

District Award of Merit- This is the highest recognition a Scouting District can bestow upon an individual. The award is
presented to registered volunteer Scouters for noteworthy service to youth. Requirements are listed on the nomination form. 

Torch of Gold Award- Candidates for the Torch of Gold Award are to be individuals who have a record of rendering outstanding service and leadership over a sustained period of time to Scouts with disabilities. As a result of this person’s service, Scouts with disabilities are better enabled to reach their potential.

Erine Modlin Scoutmaster Award- The nominee’s performance is expected to demonstrate the value of Scouting, the spirit of volunteerism, and service to youth. This person’s contribution to developing young men has exceeded expectations of a person as a Scoutmaster.

Merle McConnell Cubmaster AwardThe nominee’s performance is expected to demonstrate the value of Scouting, the spirit of volunteerism, and service to youth. This person’s contribution to developing young men has exceeded expectations of a person as a Cubmaster.

Silver Acorn Award- The purpose of this award is to recognize the Scouter that has gone above and beyond the call of the duty. Service to Scouting should be “noteworthy” and individual should exhibit Scouting Spirit and live up to the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law.

Silver Oakleaf Award- The purpose of this award is to recognize the spouse of a Scouter who has given of themselves so that their husband or wife could serve the Scouting movement. The individual is to have made some personal sacrifice and the support of the spouse should be “noteworthy.”

Check out what's coming up!

January 23, 2016 Klondike Derby

February 6, 2016

Merit Badge Academy
March 19, 2016 District Dinner

Pete Zibers
District Activities Chairman
(816) 686-1649
pzibers@gmail.com