Iron Horse District Friends of Scouting

Iron Horse District Finance Information

Family IIC   Patron Lunch   Community Leadership Breakfast

Popcorn   James E West



Roger Messner
Vice-Chair of Finance
 (913) 634-2967


2018 Family Friends of Scouting

2018 Goal: $95,400.00 

Led by Jeff Hopkins, 2018 Iron Horse Family Investment in Character (IIC) Chair, the 2018 Family IIC Campaign is off to a great start!  This campaign provides families in each unit in Iron Horse District the opportunity to make a financial contribution to the Heart of America Council to support its day-to-day operations.  Without your support, the level of programming and services provided to the youth in Iron Horse District and throughout the Council would be diminished.

The current cost to deliver the Scouting program in the Heart of America Council is $175 per Scout per year.  Family Investment in Character presentations take place during pack and troop meetings or you may be contacted by a volunteer from your pack or troop to consider a gift.

The Family Friends of Scouting program will provide a free year subscription to ScoutBook to each unit which reaches their goal.  Family Friends of Scouting is an opportunity for Scouting families to directly support the Scouting program their Scouts enjoy.

Are you looking to make a recurring donation?  Did you miss your unit's Presentation and need to make a gift?  Are you looking for an easy and secure online way to make a donation on behalf of your unit to the campaign?  Click Online Iron Horse Family Donation to make your financial contribution now!

Thank you for making a financial contribution through the Iron Horse District to Heart of America Council!  Without the financial support of our families, many of the services available to units such as youth camperships, camp staff scholarships, adult leader training, insurance, full-time staff at the office and camps, and recruitment and marketing materials would be severely compromised or unavailable.

2017 Community Leadership Breakfast

2017 Goal: $4,745. 

The third annual Boy Scout Community Breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2016 from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  We are excited to welcome Frank H. Devocelle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Olathe Health Systems.  We will be serving breakfast from First Watch.  This year we are also excited to host an Olathe Chamber Coffee event right after our Breakfast to bring more information about Scouting to the community.

Our aim is to bring together key community and civic leaders in the De Soto, Edgerton, Gardner, Olathe, and Spring Hill communities to reflect on the impact Scouting makes locally and give these individuals and businesses which they represent a chance to become more involved in Scouting through partnership and/or financial contributions to the IIC Campaign to further that impact locally.

Table Sponsorships are available to individuals or businesses who want to make a contribution of $500 or more.  We also offer individuals the chance to host a table of up to eight people and encourage personal donations at any level to help support Scouting.  Download our Community Leadership Breakfast Flyer here.

Final details are being confirmed right now!  More information about sponsorships and individual donations can be obtained by contacting Roger Messner, Boy Scout Community Breakfast Chair.

2017 Unit Popcorn Sales

Annually, units have the opportunity to sell popcorn as a way to pay for their program.  The Heart of America Council proudly supports this sale by providing logistical, training and financial incentives to help units fundraise for the necessary dollars to run their programs.  More than 70% of the total gross sales of popcorn stay with the unit and council to help operate Scouting in the local area.

In late spring 2017, more details about the updates for the 2017 program, including sign-up, products for sale, prize information, and more will be available.  Begin planning NOW for the 2017 Popcorn Sale!

James E West Fellowship

The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for those who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or securities to their local council endowment trust fund. This contribution is in addition to, and should not diminish or replace, the donor's gift to the council's annual Investment in Character campaign. The award is named after the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America who exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man". Recognition items include a personalized certificate, square knot, lapel pin and their name on a plaque for display in the Starr Scout Service Center.

For more information on becoming a James E West Fellow through the Iron Horse District, please contact Michael Samms.