Iron Horse District

District Service Area

The Iron Horse District serves the Olathe, Spring Hill, DeSoto, and Gardner Edgerton School Districts.


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The Purpose of Iron Horse District


Iron Horse District exists to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful Scouting units in a council-defined geographic area. Scouting units within the geographic area of De Soto School District, Gardner Edgerton School District, Olathe School District, and Spring Hill School District are included in Iron Horse District.

Iron Horse Mission Statement

The Iron Horse District sets the standard for the Heart of America Council through excellent programming, unit service, and quality leadership.

Iron Horse Vision Statement

The Iron Horse District strives to realize the full potential of all youth by inspiring development, growth, and productivity through Scouting's core values.

Functions of Iron Horse District

  • Membership - strive for growth by starting new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members.
  • New Units - One of the strongest ways to expand the Scouting program and offer more opportunities to new youth and families to get involved in Scouting is to start new units.  New units serve to give people who aren't currently in Scouting another chance to enjoy the benefits of the Scouting program.  As our communities continue to grow and diversify, we will look for new opportunities to expand Scouting to people that are not currently involved in our program.
  • Finance - ensure that the district provides its share of funds to the council operating budget.
  • Program - concentrate on helping scouting units with Day Campcamp promotion, community service, special activities, adult leader training, merit badge counselor training, youth advancement, and volunteer recognition.
  • Unit Service - provide direct coaching and mentoring by district volunteers for units adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.

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Niel Campbell

District Director

Iron Horse District

Upcoming District Events

Thursday, Jan 21 (6:30PM - 7:30PM)
Thursday, Feb 4 (7:00PM - 8:00PM)
Thursday, Feb 11 (6:00PM - 7:00PM)
Thursday, Feb 11 (7:00PM - 8:00PM)