The Trails West District holds a number of events that enhance the Scouting program in Western Johnson County. Mark your calendars for activities like Klondike, Merit Badge Forum, Cub Scout Day Camp, Cub Scout Family Campout, and Fall Camporee.
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Recent District Activities
District Award Dinner
The Trails West District Award Dinner and Silent Auction will be on January 31, 2015 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Kaw Prairie Community Church 9421 Meadow View Dr. Lenexa, KS 66227. The District Award Dinner recognizes volunteers for their service to Scouting in the district. The Outstanding Leader awards (cubmaster, scoutmaster, den leader, committee chair, committee member, crew advisor, commissioner, cor, and more) will be presented. The Pioneer Award is awarded annually to a Scouter who has gone above and beyond thier Scouting responsibilities. This award, presented only in the Trails West District, is given to a Scouter who has utilized innovation and leadership to significantly improve their unit/district. The Award of Merit, the highest award in the district will also be presented. Please nominate a volunteer today!
Klondike Winter Event
The Klondike Winter Event will be on February 20-21, 2015 at Camp Naish. The Klondike is a contest requiring teamwork. Boy Scout patrols of about 10 members pull a Klondike type sled over a course that tests Scouting skills. The team earning the most points though the course wins. The contest ends with a fun sled race to the finish line. Check-in is on Friday, January 20 at 6:00pm. The opening is at 9:00am on Saturday, January 21. The event runs all day on Saturday and troops have the option to camp on Saturday night. Pre-registration is required and the fee is $10 for each youth and adult.
Merit Badge Forum
The "Merit Badges Around Town" Merit Badge Forum will be on February 28 (day 1) and March 28 (day 2), 2015 at St. James Academy 24505 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66227. The event runs from 8:00am to 12:00pm each day. The cost is $7.00 for each Scout. Some of the proposed classes are: American Cultures, American Heritage, Citizenship in the Community, Communication, Crime Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Journalism, Radio, Search and Rescue, Sustainability, Traffic Safety, Weather, and more. FACULTY is needed now! The final curriculum will be determined by the number of volunteer counselors we have for the merit badges. Please contact Ellen McGurk at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help as a volunteer or you know an expert in the field. Training is available for new counselors.