Pelathe District Activities and Camping

Cub Scout Family Campout

September 23-24, 2023 | Camp Bromelsick

The Cub Scout Family Campout is an overnight campout for all Cub Scouts featuring games and activities designed for the entire family. All Cub Scouts and their families, including siblings and friends, are invited to attend.  

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District Dinner

February 25 | Ottawa Community Church

Join us for the annual Pelathe District Dinner as we recognize the hard work of our volunteers and all of our new Eagle Scouts. The requested attaire is the BSA FIeld Uniform (Class A) for registered Scouters and Scouts. Cost is $20 per person and 2022 Eagle Scouts are FREE with a paying guest.

Ottawa Community Church
824 W. 17th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067
Event begins at 6:00pm

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February 17-19 | Lake Garnett Park (North Lake) 

Klondike is back! Construct your sled, compete for prizes and test your Scouting Skills against the best in the Pelathe District. This is event is open to all troops and crews.
The Klondike competition will be held Saturday, February 18 from 9am-4pm. 

*Friday and Saturday night camping available for troops/crews only 

Lake Garnett Park | North Lake
700 N Lake Road, Garnett, KS 66032

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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