Pelathe District Activities and Camping

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

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


Pelathe District Dinner

January 11, 2020 | 6:00 PM

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 December 30, 2019. Regular registration is $20 until January 3, 2020. 

The annual District Banquet is our opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of volunteers in Pelathe and recognize our Eagle and Summit Award Recipients. The evening will culminate in 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 at or Kathy Gates at

Register Now District Dinner Flyer 

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