Theodore Naish Scout Reservation

Camp Naish consists of 900 acres owned by the Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America. This land consists of several rolling hills, rising up to 400 feet above the Kaw River valley nearby. Three hills on Camp Naish rise more than 1,000 feet above sea level and are the highest in Wyandotte County. The hills at Naish are mostly covered in a dense sub-climax oak/hickory forest, with an elm and dogwood understory. The camp also contains several meadows of varying size, mostly in areas that were at one time plowed fields.


Camp Staff


Leader's Guide, Camp Fee's & Dates, Trading Post Hours and Other Forms

For more information on the programs offered at the Naish Scout Reservation for the camping season, refer to the Camping Resources section of this website. Questions can be directed to the Program and Camping Service Department at the Council Service Center or your District Executive.


Boy Scout Summer Camp Program Highlights

  • Naish Scout Camp 2016 will offer 42 Merit Badges

  • Including even New Additions for 2016: Fire Safety, Mining in Society, Movie Making, Painting, Plant Science, Rowing, and Welding Merit Badges
  • Six Merit Badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout
  • Off-site transportation for Golf Merit Badge at Sunflower Hills Golf Course and for Canoeing and Kayaking Merit Badges at Wyandotte County Lake, as well as offering Scuba BSA
  • Exciting Outpost Programs: Action Archery, Black Powder Barbeque, Critter Supper Club, Disc Golf, Frontiersman Village, Indian Village, Martinek Mountain Bike Program, and Rock Face Challenge
  • Younger Scouts can take the Trailbazer Program, designed specifically to help them advance through their first three ranks in Boy Scouts with instruction on campfire cooking, knot tying and first aid
  • There are Adult training opportunities, too, led by the Camp Commissioner Staff:  including Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Leader Training , Outdoor Leader Skills, Youth Protection Training, Safety Afloat, and Safe Swim Defense 

Lend a hand at Naish during one or more of the scheduled work days.

Interested in one of the Mini Camp Weekend? Check them out here.


  • 2017 Camp Dates
  • DRAW - October 22, 2016                  ***Policy Academy***
  • Leader's Orientation- March 23 @ Naish
  • Staff Week - May 29-June 3
  • 1st Session - June 4-10        (Sunday Start)
  • 2nd Session - June 12-17     (Monday Start)
  • LDS 11 y/o Session - June 23-24
Theodore Naish Scout Reservation
1100 Martinek Lane
Kansas City, KS 66111

On-Line Merit Badge System

The link to the online Merit Badge system is:

Boy Scout Camp Session Photos

Did you go to Boy Scout Camp at Naish, but don't have the Camp Session photo?  Click here to order your Camp Session Photo!  All Camp Session photos taken since 1994 are available!

Current Weather at the Naish Scout Reservation

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