Scouting provides programs that build character, foster mental and physical fitness and teach citizenship. Whether it’s an adventure in the outdoors or learning about careers through hands-on experiences, Scouting is about spending quality time with peers, family, and other caring adults.
Cub Scouting (ages 7—10)
Boy Scouting (ages 11-17)
Venturing (ages 14-20)
Exploring (ages 14-20)
Be a Scout Applications to Join Contact the Council Service Center Parent Orientation Guide
Scouting relies on dedicated volunteers to promote its mission of preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Through the dedication of these many volunteers, the Boy Scouts of America remains the foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training in America.
Journey to Excellence
Scouting is about fun with your friends and your family and learning to live in the outdoors and working together. It’s about camping, hiking, and becoming a leader. Scouting is also about experiencing a career or business first hand.
Tougher than A Boy Scout? Boys' Life Magazine High Adventure
Thinking about becoming a Scout? Scouting promises you the great outdoors and instills character, fosters mental and physical fitness and teaches citizenship.
Find your School Night for Scouting Find a Scouting Unit
The Trails West District serves south western Johnson County bounded by 75th Street on the North, I-35 and Claire Road on the East, and 143rd St and Moonlight Road on the West. Communities served include: Lenexa, Western Olathe, Gardner, and Edgerton. The district is organized to support the volunteer Scouters as they provide the programs of the Boy Scouts of America to the youth of this area.
The Trails West District Roundtable is held the 1st Thursday of every month (except July) at the Holy Trinity Quigley Center, 9201 Summit, Lenexa, KS. Roundtable is a great place to share ideas with fellow Scouters. It's also a great way to get the scoop on all the latest district news and council information.