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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2021-2022 District Banquet 

The Kaw District dinner will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7397 located at 9550 Pflumm Road, Lenexa KS 66215. The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the dinner and awards ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. Registration for the Kaw District dinner is on the HOAC website at igfn.us/form/rrKS6w.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Kaw District Dinner Chair, H. David Pendleton, at 913-378-3324 or PKUJayhawk@gmail.com.

The Kaw District will hold its annual banquet on Feb.9th,2022 - We will recognize your fellow scouters for any of the following awards: District award of Merit ( Mike Swearen, Gerry Hodson, Ken Herstowski, & Jason Lamons) Outstanding Scoutmaster ( Joel Whitaker & David Ayers) , Outstanding Assistant Scoutmaster (Joe Biddle, Michael Waller, and Steven Revare), Outstanding Cubmaster ( Greg Humphreys, Matt Harkins, & Andrew Conrad) , Outstanding Assistant Cubmaster (John Kallo), Outstanding Den Leader ( Aaron Winters), Outstanding Crew Advisor , Outstanding Committee Chair (Jason Middleton, Ross Polete, Andy Inzerillo ), Outstanding Committee Member (Tom Scaletty, & Mike Schmitz), Outstanding SPL ( Aaron Scaletty) , Outstanding Charter Org Rep (David Anderson & Bill Kidder), and District Outstanding Scouter ( Rick Thomann, John Weidenmann and Scott Fears).

Please send photos for the Slide show to HOAC.Kaw.Photographer@gmail.com

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 at Bonner Methodist Church each month; 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, Jan 20 (6:30PM - 9:00PM)
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Thursday, Jan 20 (7:00PM - 9:00PM)
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Friday, Jan 21 - Saturday, Jan 22 (All Day)