Activities

2024 Summer Camps

Summer 2024 | 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 2024.

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Council Training Courses

Upcoming Courses | Find a Training

Looking for an upcoming council training course? Browse and register for any training with one easy link! Explore training courses from Wood Badge to Wilderness First Aid now.

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Monarchs Scout Night

August 17, 2024 | Legends Field

Wrap up summer at Scout Night with the Kansas City Monarchs. This Scout favorite is back in 2024 and features a campout on the field after the game! Scout Night ticket packages are only $40 and include a game ticket, exclusive Monarchs Scout Night patch, post-game movie on Monarchs Vision, post-game campout on the field, late night concessions, breakfast in the morning and more! 

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Webelos Adventure Weekend

September 27-29, 2024 | 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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Scout Day at the Speedway

September 29, 2024 | Kansas Speedway

Scout Day returns to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, September 29. 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 official patch.

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Sporting KC Scout Night

October 5, 2024 | Children's Mercy Park

Sporting Kansas City Scout Night is back! Cheer on Sporting Kansas City as they take on LAFC on Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 pm at Children’s Mercy Park.

Ticket packages include a match ticket, official Scout Night patch, a FREE hot dog and pre-match activities. NEW in 2024, pre-order your limited edition SKC/BSA scarf!

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Haunted Trails

October 27, 2024 | Naish Scout Reservation

Haunted Trails is back in 2024! Pack up the ghouls and goblins and head to Camp Naish on October 26 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 1-2, 2024 | Kansas City Zoo

Explore the Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium 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 2, 2024 | Kansas City Zoo | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium during Scout Day on Saturday, November 2. Scouts in uniform are free; one parent/guardian will receive a $3 discount on regular-priced general admission. This event is open to all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews.

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Hike-A-Palooza

April 12-14 | Camp Naish

Interested in High Adventure? Our Hike-A-Palooza is a FREE outdoor experience dedicated to learning all about the BSA’s High Adventure Bases at a fun outdoor event. 

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Missouri Eagle Scout Day

February 19, 2024 | State Capitol - Jefferson City 

Calling all 2023 Missouri Eagle Scouts! The Great Rivers Council is hosting Missouri Eagle Scout Day on Monday, February 19 (Presidents' Day). Tour the Capitol, meet your representatives and be recognized for your achievement! Get more info and pre-register at the link below.

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Scout Day at the Zoo

March 23, 2024 | Kansas City Zoo | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium during Scout Day on Saturday, March 23. Scouts in uniform are free; one parent/guardian will receive a $3 discount on regular-priced general admission. This event is open to all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews.

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Cub Scout Night at the Zoo

March 22-23, 2024 | Kansas City Zoo

Explore the Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium 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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PATRON

April 18, 2024 | Arrowhead Stadium

PATRON is Scouting’s premier networking experience at Arrowhead Stadium’s North Club on Thursday, April 18. CONNECT to Scouting and the Kansas City business community from 4:00 - 7:30 PM.

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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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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. 

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Comets Scout Night

March 2 | Cable Dahmer Arena

Kick off March with the Kansas City Comets at Scout Night on Saturday, March 2. Fun for the whole family, discounted tickets are only $20 and the first 200 Scouts who order will receive the official scout Night patch!

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Kansas City Mavericks Scout Night

January 20, 2024 | Cable Dahmer Arena 

Scout Night returns to the ice on January 20th! 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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KC Community Gardens

Summer-Fall | Scout Workshops

Dig in and explore the Kansas City Community Gardens with workshops designed especially for Scouts. From Lion to Webelos, complete rank and elective requirements in a fun outdoor setting.

Workshops are only $3-dollars for Scouts and leaders are FREE. Find a workshop for your Pack today!

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COPE-A-Palooza

April 19-21, 2024 | Bartle Scout Reservation

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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

April 1, 2023 | 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.

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Scouting for Food

November 11 & 18 | 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 11 and November 18.

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Scout Day at the K

May 5, 2024 | Kauffman Stadium

Scout Day at the K returns on Sunday, May 5, 2024 as the Kansas City Royals take on the World Series Champion Texas Rangers. 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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Sacred Texts Reading

May 2, 2024 | Worldwide

Now more than ever, our world needs the power of prayer and positive action. This May, we're partnering with councils across the country and Scout organizations worldwide for a first of its kind event.

On May 2, Scouts around the world will read the sacred texts of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Eastern Orthodox & Sikh faiths. Learn how you can be a part of this global celebration at the link below.

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Leave No Trace

October 27-29, 2023 | 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 course, participants will learn how to implement minimal impact tactics, and other ways to protect our natural world.

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Ten Commandments Trek

October 29, 2023 | Throughout Kansas City

Explore the spiritual values and worship experiences of 4 different faith traditions. Our 2023 Ten Commandments Fall Interfaith Trek will visit Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu and Community of Christ houses of worship on Sunday, October 29. We will experience a worship service, learn about that religion and hear how each interprets the Ten Commandments.

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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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WW1 Museum Scout Day

January 21, 2023 | WW1 Museum & Memorial

Explore the National WWI Museum and Memorial during Scout Day on Saturday, January 21. Take a self-guided tour with your group anytime during museum hours from 10am - 5pm. Scouts of all ages can also begin work on Cub Scout Adventures and merit badges with the museum's official requirements guidebook.

General Admission tickets will be available for only $5 (online and onsite) to all Scouts and Scout leaders. Scouts and Scout leaders must be in uniform to receive discounted admission. Other guests may purchase regular admission tickets (online and onsite)

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Main Event Scout Day

January 8, 2023 | Northland, Olathe, Independence

Get Scout exclusive access to Main Event at a special Scout rate during Scout Day on Sunday, January 8th from 2-6pm. Open to all units, Scouts and friends, cost is only $25 per person and includes 4-hours of unlimited activities, a 2-hour timecard, one slice of pizza, and a small drink.

Scout Day will also feature an overview of Play Academy - Main Event's STEAM accredited experience, and how it can count toward the STEM Nova program.

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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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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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Scout Day at Kansas Speedway

May 7, 2023 | Kansas Speedway | Spring Event

Scout Day returns to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, May 7th for the AdventHealth400! Experience the thrill of NASCAR up close at a special Scout price. 

Scout & adult ticket packages are available now and include a race ticket, NASCAR Pre-race Pass and event patch.

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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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BALOO

March 25-26, 2023 | Naish Scout Reservation

BALOO or Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation will help Cub Scout leaders become more aware of outdoor activities and serves as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for units interested in offering a camping component to their pack activities. Learn simple and fun Cub Scout hikes, outdoor games, cooking, knots and more.

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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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Leave No Trace Trainer Course

May 5-7, 2023 | 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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Wood Badge

Sept 15-17 & Oct 7-8 | 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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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 6, 2023 | 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 6th for Scouts Trash the Trash Day - a global day of giving back.

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Aquatics Merit Bages

Spring | Midwest Aquatics & YMCA

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

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Shoot-A-Palooza

October 13-15, 2023 | Bartle Scout Reservation

Take aim at adventure at Shoot-A-Palooza October 13-15 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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KC Current Scout Night

September 1, 2023 | Children's Mercy Park

Kick-off fall at the first ever Scout Night with the Kansas City Current on Friday, September 1. Cheer on the Current as they take on Angel City FC at Children's Mercy Park.

Tickets are only $17 and include a general admission match ticket.

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National Youth Leadership Training

July 30 - August 4 | 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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Israeli Scout Caravan

July 24 | Jewish Community Center

The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan is making tour stops in Kansas City again this summer. A FREE performance will be held at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park on Monday, July 24 at 7:00 pm. The show will include songs in Hebrew, English and Yiddish, bringing a lively, fun-filled taste of Israel and International Scouting to Kansas City.

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