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
Trails West 12th Annual District Dinner & Silent Auction Jan. 25, 2014
The 12th Annual Trails West District Dinner will be on January 25, 2014 at 6:30pm at the Kaw Prairie Community Church. Don’t miss out on a wonderful evening honoring volunteers from the district. This event will recognize the accomplishments of the Trails West District during the 2013 calendar year as well as unit and district leaders for their contribution to Scouting. Trails West District Outstanding Leader Awards and the District Award of Merit will be presented at the District Dinner. The silent auction is also part of the program. Funds raised will go to benefit camperships for youth to go to camp. For more information or to donate an item for the auction, contact Christy Allen at Christy@ChritsyAllen.net. New Eagle Scouts from 2013 can attend the dinner for free and will be recognized!
This year’s speaker will be Colonel Donald E. Ballard. Colonel Ballard was born in Kansas City, Mo. He enlisted in the United States Navy. He was sent to Vietnam to serve his country in the Vietnam War. For his heroic actions to save the lives of several Marines, he was awarded the United States of America’s highest award, the Medal of Honor. After leaving the US Navy, he enlisted in Army officer candidate school. He later joined the Kansas National Guard and served as an ambulance platoon leader, company commander, and helped create a new unit “Medical Detachment 5” which performs medicals on Guard members to save the cost of outside medical help. He was inducted into the National Guard Hall of Fame in November 2001. He is the only living Kansas Guardsman to have received the Medal of Honor.
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Trails West Klondike Winter Event Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2014
The 2nd Trails West Klondike Winter Event will be on Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2014 at Camp Naish. The Klondike Derby is a contest requiring teamwork. Boy Scout patrols of about 10 youth members pull a Klondike type sled over a course that test Scouting skills. The team acquiring the most points through the course wins. Check in will start at 6pm Friday January 31. The opening for the event is at 9am on Sat. February 1. Troops have the option to camp on Saturday night. Pre-registration is required.
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Trails West Merit Badge Forum Day 1 Feb. 22 and Day 2 Mar. 29, 2014
The Trails West Merit Badge Forum will feature Merit Badges @ Home. It will be on Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 (Day 1) and Sat. Mar. 29 (Day 2). Both sessions will be from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Santa Fe Trail Middle School 1100 N. Ridgeview Olathe, KS 66061. Scouts can start a merit badge on Day 1 and have an opportunity to finish it on Day 2. Some of the possible courses are: Architecture, Citizenship in the Community, Cooking, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Family Life, Fire Safety, Gardening, Home Repairs, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Personal Management, Plumbing, Safety, Sustainability, Textile, and Woodwork. Instructors are needed. You can volunteer or recommend an expert. Contact Ellen McGurk firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-780-1577.