Pelathe District Activities and Camping

Guy Jacobs
Pelathe District Camping Chair
(785) 218-3772 

Kathleen Gordon-Ross
Pelathe District Activities Chair
(785) 813-1794


FEBRUARY 1, 2020 | 6:00 PM

District Dinner is re-scheduled for Saturday February 1st. 2020

District Dinner will be held at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall (1330 Kasold Dr., Lawrence, KS 66049). Doors will open at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

Cost is $15 for the Early Bird Special until January 24, 2019. Regular registration is $20 until January 31st, 2020.
2019 Eagle Scouts eat at no cost. Select rather you will would like a BBQ or Veggie Plate for dinner when you reserved your unit's reservations. 

The annual District Dinner is our opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of volunteers in Pelathe and recognize our Eagle and Summit Award Recipients. The exciting evening will include the awarding of the District Award of Merit, the highest award a district can bestow upon an individual for their outstanding service to our youth.

We are also looking for unit photos of 2019 unit activities to include in the slideshow.  Please send all photos to Kathy Gates at

Questions or Concerns? Contact Paul Taylor or Kathy Gates.

Register Now District Dinner Flyer 

Pelathe Klondike Derby

February 7, 2020

Klondike Derby will be held at Fraternal Order of Police Property (768 E 661 Diagonal Road, Lawrence, KS 66044). 

Cost is $12 for the Early Bird Special until January 28, 2020. Regular registration is $15 until January 31, 2020.

Come join us for the 2020 Pelathe District Klondike Derby.  We'll be doing Snow Shoe Races, Flag Pole Balance, Fire Building, Tomahawk Throwing, Klondike Sled Obstacle Course and Black Powder with .22.

Register Now Klondike Flyer 

Pelathe Pinewood Derby

February 15, 2020

Pinewood Derby will be held at Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Building (2120 Harper St. Lawrence, KS 66046).

Cost is $3 for the Early Bird Special until February 14, 2020. Regular registration is $5 until February 15, 2020 or walk-in.

Scouts start your engines. It's time to show off your car making skills at the Pelathe District Pinewood Derby. The Derby is on Saturday, February 15, 2020.  Car check-in is at 8:30 a.m. and race starts at 9:00 a.m. Each participant gets a patch, Awards for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place Cub Scout, and Adult Choice.

Questions or Concerns? Contact Paul Taylor or Kathleen Gordon-Ross.

Register Now Pinewood Derby Flyer 



Click here for DAOM award nomination sheet


Click Here for Unit Leader of the year Nomination Form


To Nominate your awesome Den Leader, send a one page letter to Paul Taylor District Executive,

Pelathe Community Service

Community Service is an important part of Scouting. Through community service, we promote better citizenship in our members. The BSA Journey to Excellence program helps units include that as a part of a well-rounded unit program. For more information about community service, using the Journey to Excellence website to reflect your commitment to community service, and learn about community service opportunities, go to HOAC Community Service.


Log Your Community Service Hours

Be sure to log your Community Service hours for all projects at the Journey to Excellence website: If after looking through the instructions you are still unsure of how to log your hours or you need your units ID number to create a log-in, please contact Kathleen Gordon-Ross. 


Pre-Approved Camping Locations in Douglas County:

For Questions about camping locations, how to reserve a campsite, or any other questions, please contact Guy Jacobs, prior to making arrangements.

Camp Bromelsick - Lawrence, KS

Operated by the Bromelsick Foundation, Camp Bromelsick offers a unique facility to the Scouting Units in Douglas County. 

Bloomington Park - Clinton Lake

Phone: (785) 843-7665,  Contact: Park Ranger

Bloomington Park is a public use area managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake, with campsites available on a first-come-first-serve basis, and open for camping from April 1 to October 15. You must register at the park attendant station, located at the entrance to the camping area. Shelters and group camping areas must be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling the park.

Clinton State Park - Douglas County, Kansas

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Kansas City, Kansas   Phone: (785) 842-8562, Contact: Park Ranger

Clinton State Park has two campgrounds, with a total of 404 sites, 240 of them with electricity and water. The park also offers trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds

The Lawrence Hidden Valley Camp

Lawrence Hidden Valley Camp, 3420 Bob Billings Pkwy, Lawrence, KS 66049