High Trail District Activities


OCT                         SOCKTOBER 2017



Last year, 3.5 million people were homeless in America. That’s 3.5 million without shelter, food and clothing. To help those in need, especially during the harsh winter seasons, the Heart of America Council is once again teaming up with Uncover KC for Socktober 2017. Starting in October, units from all 16 districts will collect new pairs of socks to give to homeless organizations before the upcoming winter. Then at the end of the month each troop, pack, crew and team will deliver the donations to a charity in its district. It’s a perfect way for scouts to directly serve the less fortunate in their communities. To participate, visit uncoverkc.org and click on the ‘Socktober’ link at the bottom of the homepage. You can also email info@uncoverkc.org. A staffer from the organization will reach out to provide full details and confirm accommodations.


Jan 13th               High Trial District Awards Dinner 

On January 13th join us in a celebration of High Trails accomplishments. The Armacost Car Museum (4200 E 135th St. Grandview, MO) will be host to the finest Scouts and Scouters the Heart of America Council has as we eat, mingle, and recognize the leadership that this district has. Register at http://HTDD2018.kintera.org/

Award nominations are due to Jesse & Daniel at December Roundtable or via email at jesse.miller@scouting.org or daniel.hemphill@scouting.org.

Jan 19-21             Snowy Owl Klondike Derby @ Longview Lake

Think you have what it takes to master the elements of Winter! Test your mettle and your scouting skills at our annual High Trail/Spirit Trail Klondike Derby. What has quickly become one of the councils premier outdoor events will continue as Jim & Ann Salisbury put together another incredible program. Register at http://SnowyOwl.kintera.org

Feb 3rd                    Merit Badge Academy

The annual Merit Badge Academy will be held Saturday, February 3rd from 9am-4pm at
Summit Lakes Middle School (3500 Windemere Dr., Lee’s Summit, MO  64082).
There 9 Eagle required merit badges and 26 other badges available, ranging from Aviation to Moviemaking to Railroading!
Classes will fill up quickly so register early. Cost is $9 and includes a patch. 

For questions regarding the MBA in general, contact Ken Fuenfhausen, 816-537-8877, 816-529-2971, or MeritBadgeAcademy@yahoo.com

Online registration is now LIVE! Click HERE for online registration. 

Staff please fill out and send your registration from this link HERE.

For more information, please see the Information Packet HERE


Mar TBD                   Emerald Isle Parade @ Downtown Lee’s Summit

Emerald Isle Parade is a St. Patrick’s Day parade. High Trail District invites all unit to come participate as a group entry in the event. More information to follow as event comes closer.

Jun 25th-29th          Cub Scout Day Camp @ Jerry Smith Park - 139th & Prospect Ave

 Welcome Heroes of High Trail!

Have you found yourself asking the question, how can I be a hero? Well the answer is here. Come to the High Trail Superhero Academy Day Camp at Jerry Smith Park. Learn to build, run, and even fly during our week long Super Scouting experience. More details still to come!

For more information or to volunteer, contact:

Co-Camp Director: Craig Goehring, arnthor91@yahoo.com
Co-Camp Director: Tim Phelps, tcphelps1974@yahoo.com
Program Director: Lynn Goehring, graphicgator@yahoo.com
Staff Adviser: Jesse Miller, jesse.miller@scouting.org

Day Camp Resources
Health Forms
Campership Form
Special Needs Request Form
Early Release Form
Day Attendance Form

High Trail Activities Chairman
John Burre

Oct 19-21             HT Camporee – Mountain Man Rendezvous

                          More information coming soon! Make sure to keep checking this page.


Heart of America Council Activities Link



Discover High Adventure

December 5th High Trail District Roundtable

High Trail will be hosting a workshop for Scout Leaders introducing them to High Adventure all across our nation. This workshop is for Scout Leaders teaching them how to plan, prepare, and implement a High Adventure Program within your Troop or Venture Crew using BSA and Council Resources. 

For more information and assistance, please contact Dan Hughes, High Adventure Chair for the District at 816-560-9582 email to dlh5400@aol.com

Community Service

Link to council page: https://www.hoac-bsa.org/community-service

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Scouts are encouraged to participate in local and council community projects and record the hours donated using the Journey to Excellence (JTE) website. It is recommended you first visit the above council Community Service page to familiarize yourself with the process before logging in for the first time. Recording service hours is quick and easy including setting up the account for the first time. You will need your Unit ID to create the account. This Unit ID can be obtained from your District Activity Chair or District Executive.

Contact Activities and Service Chair for additional assistance, I will be happy to meet with your unit to assist you getting started.

High Trail Activities and Service Chair
John Burre