Kaw District

District Service Area

The Kaw District serves the counties of Wyandotte, Leavenworth, and northeast Johnson in Kansas and includes the school districts:  Easton; Ft. Leavenworth; Leavenworth; Lansing; Piper; Basehor-Linwood; Tonganoxie; Bonner Springs/Edwardsville; Kansas City Kansas; Turner; and Shawnee Mission. The Kaw District and the Heart of America Council is dedicated to supporting the volunteer Scout leaders as they provide the programs of the Boy Scouts of America to the youth in this area.


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What's New

Spring 2022 Cub Scout Family Campout

Parent's / Leader's Guide (Schedule is subject to change)

When: May 7-8, 2022
Where: Camp Naish
1100 Martinek Ln, Kansas City, KS 66111

Register Here: Registration Closes 4/30/2022 at midnight.

The Cub Scout Family Campout is an opportunity for Scouts and their families to escape the indoors. This overnight campout will feature games and activities designed for the entire family.

Enjoy outdoor games, BB shooting, Archery, Stem Projects , Scouting skill, crafts and even special gifts for Moms!

Only $20 per person! This includes dinner Saturday, a snack after the Campfire, and Breakfast Sunday morning. 

Bring a Buddy! Invite friends/ families that are not currently part of scouting and let them get a taste of scouting!

Opening Flag Ceremony starts at 1:00 PM Saturday 5/7/22. And the Closing Flag Ceremony will  be at 11:45 am Sunday 5/8/22.

Spring 2022 Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

Kaw and Iron Horse Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS). Will be held  April 1st-2nd , 2022 at Camp Naish. 

  • Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) is a hands-on training program to give adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the outdoors.
  • This course is required for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters to complete Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training. All attendees must be registered Scouters.
  • For more information go to the event page here.
  • To register click here.

2022 Fundraising

If you would like to help us change lives please consider giving to the 2022 Kaw District Community Campaign. Your gift matters, stays local, and impacts youth in the counties we serve in Kaw! Please contact Brandon or Tom if you would like to help the district with our fundraising campaign! 

District Merger

On August 1, 2020 the Kaw District merged with the Shawnee Trails District to better serve the youth in the Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties, and the Shawnee Mission School District. The merger of these two districts have formed the new Kaw District. District leadership is currently working together to ensure that commitments for both districts like school night, training, and other activities are held as planned. To learn more about the merger please visit here. Your district leadership has grown and looks forward to serving you during this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to anyone on the District Leadership contact list for questions or concerns.


Title Name Phone Number
District Chairman Kirk Peters 913.710.7367
District Commissioner Marshall Hollingsworth 913.522.6785
District Director Brandon Gawel 816.569.4974
District Executive Tom Fyffe 816.569.4985


Currently Roundtable is being held on the first Thusday of the month, at Bonner Methodist Church, starting at 7pm. The  Eagle project reviews and Eagle Board of Reviews will be handled in-person --  For information on the Eagle process, please see the Advancement page.

Brandon Gawel

Brandon Gawel

District Director

Kaw District

Tom Fyffe

Tom Fyffe

District Executive


10210 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131
Thursday, Aug 18 (6:30PM - 9:00PM)
10100 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212
Thursday, Aug 18 (7:00PM - 9:00PM)
1 Rooster Way, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
Saturday, Aug 20 (9:00AM - 5:00PM)