Activities

Cub Scout Family Campouts

September & October | Various Locations

Scouting is all about the outdoors and there's no better way to explore Cub Scouts than an outdoor adventure! Designed especially for new families, our Cub Scout Family Campouts are a great way to experience the fun of Scouting.

Find a campout below and book your overnight adventure

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Shoot-A-Palooza

SOLD OUT | October 7-9, 2022 | Bartle Scout Reservation

Take aim at adventure at Shoot-A-Palooza October 7-9 at the Bartle Scout Reservation.  

Activities include an overview of safe shooting sports practices and will include multi-target presentation shotgun shooting, precision rifle shooting, paint ball accuracy shooting, distance and action archery, slingshots, BB guns and several other shooting opportunities.

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Haunted Trails

October 29, 2022 | Naish Scout Reservation

Haunted Trails is back in 2022! Pack up the ghouls and goblins and head to Camp Naish on October 29 and celebrate Halloween with the whole family. Haunted tours include admission to the Haunted Trails, the official patch and a spooky snack.

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Cub Scout Night at the Zoo

November 5-6, 2022 | Fall Event | Kansas City Zoo

Explore the Kansas City Zoo after sunset with night hikes, s'mores, and camping. This special overnight adventure is geared towards Cub Scouts with eight activity stations to help Scouts work towards achievements and electives.

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Scout Day at the Zoo

November 5, 2022 | Kansas City Zoo | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Kansas City Zoo during Scout Day on Saturday, November 5. Scouts in uniform will receive FREE admission and one parent/guardian accompanying them will receive a reduced admission of $9. Scouts can participate in activity stations and the first 150 Scouts will receive a special patch. 

This event is open to all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews.

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Scouting for Food

November 19, 2022 | Your Neighborhood

We're teaming up with Harvesters and food pantries across the metro for Scouting for Food, a neighborhood based food collection campaign that will help feed the hungry across Kansas City this holiday season. Items collected stay in your community and will be distributed directly to more than 30 partner agencies.

It's easy for Scouts to participate and it happens all within your neighborhood on November 12 and November 19.

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Winter Sea Camp

November 25-26 | Agricultural Hall of Fame

Learn all about Sea Scouts during this special weekend event. Winter Sea Camp is open to all Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout units and members. Set sail for adventure, master Sea Scout skills, learn farm machinery techniques, explore star navigation and more!

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Kansas City Mavericks Scout Night

December 10, 2022 | Cable Dahmer Arena 

Scout Night returns to the ice on December 10th! The Kansas City Mavericks Scout Night ticket package is only $20 and includes a game ticket, the official Mavericks Scout Night patch, access to activities including a pre-game slap shot on the ice!

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Online Religious Emblems

Begin November 2021 | Online Courses

A Scout is Reverent and the Religious Emblems program allows Scouts to recognize their Duty to God. Now, we're offering FREE online workshops to help Scouts of all faiths begin their path towards earning their religious emblem.

Courses start this November and are available for Scouts of all ages in all programs.

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Monster Jam

June 20, 2020 | Arrowhead Stadium

MONSTER JAM returns this summer to Arrowhead Stadium! Catch all the action with exclusive $15 special Scout pricing. All online tickets include a FREE commemorative patch along with a FREE Pit Party pass.

Order now for best seating options. Deadline to order is June 6, 2020. Questions? Contact indygroupsales@sbcglobal.net

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Environmental Merit Badge Workshop

December 16, 2021 | Virtual Event SOLD OUT

We're partnering with the EPA to host a pop-up merit badge class via Microsoft Teams! Space is limited to 50 Scouts, so reserve your spot today!

*Heart of America Council Scouts only please
*Teams link will be sent to all registered participants Tuesday, December 15th.


University of Scouting

October 23, 2021 | Camp Naish

Take your Scouting education to the next level in our outdoor classroom at University of Scouting on October 23. 
Registration opens this summer.

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Adventure Race

May 22, 2022 | Shawnee Mission Park

Adventure is calling! Hike, bike and trek your way off the beaten path. Perfect for families and small groups, embark on an Adventure Race on May 22 at Shawnee Mission Park in Lenexa. With a mix of hiking biking and geocaching, explore the great outdoors in an all new way. 

Activate your exclusive Scout discount of $10 for the 2-hour race when registering using discount code: BOYSCOUTS2022

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Fall Wood Badge

Sept 16-18 & Oct 1-2 | Naish Scout Reservation

The Wood Badge experience is training for adult leaders from all Scouting programs. It provides participants with firsthand knowledge regarding how teams develop and achieve excellence.

Participants take part in an active learning process and enjoy a world-class learning experience that will strengthen their long-term commitment to Scouting and provide them with valuable leadership skills to develop you into a better Scout leader!

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Wilderness First Aid

April 9-10, 2022 | Bartle Scout Reservation

Being prepared in Scouting often means being ready to render first aid. As we go farther into the backcountry with our units, some additional training is needed. Wilderness first aid (WFA), the next step up from the basic first aid, focuses on teaching assessment skills and using available resources when professional responders may be hours or even days away.
 

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Adventure Race

September 17, 2022 | Timber Ridge

Adventure is calling! Hike, bike and trek your way off the beaten path. Perfect for families and small groups, embark on an Adventure Race on September 17 at Timber Ridge in Olathe. With a mix of hiking biking and geocaching, explore the great outdoors in an all new way. 

Activate your exclusive Scout discount of $10 for the 2-hour race when registering using discount code: BOYSCOUTS2022

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Scout Day at the Zoo

March 19, 2022 | Kansas City Zoo | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Kansas City Zoo during Scout Day on Saturday, March 19. Scouts in uniform will receive FREE admission and one parent/guardian accompanying them will receive a reduced admission of $9. Scouts can participate in activity stations and the first 150 Scouts will receive a special patch. 

This event is open to all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews.

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National Youth Leadership Training

June 5-10 & July 31 - August 5 | Naish Scout Reservation

It’s where leaders learn to lead. As Scouting’s premier leadership development program, NYLT focuses on the concept of what a leader must be, what a leader must know, and what a leader must do.

This six-day course is designed to give Scouts the confidence and knowledge to run unit level programs and serves as a platform for Scouts to share ideas and experiences with their peers.

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Virtual Patron Luncheon

April 7, 2022 | Streaming LIVE

Scouting’s largest online event returns this April. Log-on and stream our Virtual Patron Luncheon LIVE on April 7th at 11:30 am. From captivating stories to special appearances, learn how Scouting continues to shape the fabric of Kansas City and beyond. 

There's no cost to attend and it's easy to help support the event!

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Cosmosphere Camps | Scouts BSA

July 5-9, 2022 | Kansas Cosmosphere

Earn hard-to-find badges while learning what it would take to live on Mars. Construct a cloud chamber to observe radiation, map out a rover mission to the lunar surface, build a mock Mars settlement, and much more.

"Merits of Space Camp" is open to Scouts BSA members entering 7-9th grade. 

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WWI Museum Scout Day

January 29, 2022 | National WWI Museum and Memorial

Explore the National WWI Museum and Memorial for FREE on January 29 during our first ever Scout Day! Take a self-guided tour with your group anytime during museum hours from 10am - 5pm. Scout Day is open to all Scouting groups and includes complimentary General Admission tickets for all registered Scouts and Scout leaders. In order to qualify for free admission, all participants must pre-register online. 
 

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Summer Camp 2022

Summer 2022 | Explore Now

Make summer epic with overnight adventures at our premier Scout Reservations. Escape the ordinary and explore summer like never before at a Heart of America Council Summer Camp in 2022.

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Wilderness First Aid

4 Courses in 2022 | Nash Scout Reservation

Being prepared in Scouting often means being ready to render first aid. As we go farther into the backcountry with our units, some additional training is needed. Wilderness first aid (WFA), the next step up from the basic first aid, focuses on teaching assessment skills and using available resources when professional responders may be hours or even days away.

We'll be hosting 4 courses this year at the Naish Scout Reservation in February, March, April and May. 

Register Now 2022 WFA Flyer


Aquatics Merit Bages

January-March | Midwest Aquatics & YMCA

Get ready to dive into aquatics. We'll be offering Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge instruction this January through March at Midwest Aquatics and the YMCA.

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COPE-A-Palooza

April 8-10, 2022 | Bartle Scout Reservation

Climb to new heights at this year’s Cope-A-Palooza and participate in challenges including rappelling off Cedar Bluff, traversing the COPE course, scaling the climbing tower, and crate stacking.

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STEM Discovery Day

August 13, 2022 | Camp Naish

Science and Scouting collide at STEM Discovery Day at Camp Naish. Open to all Scouts from Wolf to Venturers, learn more about STEM in Kansas City and discover the career and extra-curricular applications of this exciting field!

Get hands on experience with the latest STEM technologies and have fun while doing it.

Registration Coming Soon


Ten Commandments Trek

May 22, 2022 | Throughout Kansas City

Explore the spiritual values and worship experiences of 4 different faith traditions. Our Ten Commandments Interfaith Trek is back this May and will visit Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic houses of worship on Sunday, May 22 from 8:30am - 2:30pm.

We will experience a worship service, learn about that religion and hear how each interprets the Ten Commandments.

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Webelos Adventure Weekend

SOLD OUT | September 23-25, 2022 | Bartle Scout Reservation

Explore one of the best Scout camps in the country during an exclusive weekend reserved just for Webelos. Join us for Webelos Adventure Weekend featuring more than 20 adventures including space exploration, STEM, shooting sports and more!

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Cub Scout Night at the Zoo

March 18-19, 2022 | Spring Event | Kansas City Zoo

Explore the Kansas City Zoo after sunset with night hikes, s'mores, and camping. This special overnight adventure is geared towards Cub Scouts with eight activity stations to help Scouts work towards achievements and electives.

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Den Leader Outdoor Experience

March 19-20, 2022 | Naish Scout Reservation

Den Leader Outdoor Experience will help Cub Scout leaders become more aware of outdoor activities; and help them use Cub Scout outdoor skills. Learn simple and fun Cub Scout hikes, outdoor games, cooking, knots and more. You'll also enjoy fun and fellowship with fellow Scouters!

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Scout Day at the K

April 16, 2023 | Kauffman Stadium

Scout Day at the K returns on Sunday, April 16, 2023 as the Kansas City Royals take on the Atlanta Braves in an early season inter-league matchup. More than just admission to the game, Scout Day at the K includes early stadium entry, scout exclusive experiences and special in-game extras.

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Cub Scout Family Campouts

4 Dates to Choose From

Cub Scouts and their families are invited to join us for one, or MORE, of our Cub Scout Family Campouts! These overnight adventures are designed to introduce new Cub Scouts to the great outdoors in a safe group setting.

Families can participate in endless activities including archery, STEM, backyard games and more! 

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Sporting KC Scout Night

August 6, 2022 | Children's Mercy Park

Sporting Kansas City Scout Night is back! Cheer on Sporting Kansas City as they take on the LA Galaxy on Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 pm at Children’s Mercy Park.

Ticket packages include a match ticket, official Scout Night patch, 10% off consessions voucher and pre-match activities.

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Leave No Trace Trainer Course

May 6-8, 2022 | Naish Scout Reservation

Instilling values in young people is the mission of the BSA and Leave No Trace helps reinforce that mission and reminds us to respect the outdoors. At our Leave No Trace Trainer's Course, participants will learn how to properly teach Leave No Trace training, how to implement minimal impact tactics, and other ways to protect our natural world.

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KC Watersports

Scout Days | July & August

Dive in and earn your Water Sports Merit Badge at KC Watersports in Paola, KS. Special Scout Days are now available on July 15, July 26, July 31 and August 5.

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Dick's Sporting Goods Shop Event

August 5-8 | All Kansas City Locations

Save the date for back to school shopping deals! Our partner, Dick's Sporting Goods, is offering all Scout families a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season!  Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our council.

*Coupon valid in-store only August 5-8, 2022 and should be shown at the register during checkout.​

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Top Summer Activities

Top 10 Scout-friendly Activities | Around Kansas City

Summer is officially HERE! While this means the return to summer camp, it also means that Kansas City has a ton to offer Scouts and the entire family! We've compiled ten of our favorite Summer Scouting activities in KC!

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Scouter Extravaganza

October 23, 2021 | Camp Naish

Learn from Cub Scout Leaders and parents across the Heart of America Council at Scouter Extravaganza! This is a hands-on learning experience, for Scout leaders of all levels, will prepare leaders to be well rounded and knowledgeable in all aspects of Scouting.

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Trash the Trash

May 7, 2022 | World Clean-Up Day

We're partnering with Messengers of Peace to make our communities a little cleaner this spring. Join us on Saturday, May 7th for Scouts Trash the Trash Day - a global day of giving back.

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Scout Day at the Speedway

September 11, 2022 | Kansas Speedway

Scout Day returns to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, September 11. Hold on to your seat and get ready to chase the cup at Kansas Speedway's most popular event of the year - the NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 Playoff race!

Ticket packages include a race ticket, Pre-Race Pass and patch for the first 500 who register.

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Have an event you would like to see included?
Contact Matt Armstrong at matt.armstrong@scouting.org.​