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.
Scouting For Food, 2018
2018, marks 31 years of Scouting for Food in the Pelathe District! The Sign-up Map and Flyers will be at the March Roundtable. Please send a unit representative to pick your neighborhood and get the total number of flyers you will need. Scouting for Food Flyers can be distributed between April 1 and April 6th with pick up happening the morning of April 7th.
Pelathe District 2018 Dig Day Activities
Arbor Day with Lawrence Parks and Recreation, Saturday, April @ Edgewood and Brook Creek Parks from 8:30am-11:30am. Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts are invited to come and work with City Horticulture and Forestry employees to plant 50 small to medium size trees in Edgewood and Brook Creek Parks. This project will serve as a conservation project for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Pre-registration through Kathleen Gordon-Ross is requested. Scouts and parents/leaders are asked to bring individual water bottles and work gloves. If they have them, shovels, spades or rakes, are helpful.
Monarch Watch Spring Open House and Plant Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, May @ Monarch Watch (2021 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS - KU West Campus). This is our third year partnering with Monarch Watch and the Master Gardeners of Douglas County. Boy Scouts, Venturers and Adults help throughout the early morning and afternoon with a wide range of tasks - parking, face painting, restocking plants, carrying customers plants to their car, caterpillar petting, bees, etc. 1-1.5 hour shifts are scheduled throughout the day to make participating easy on busy schedules. If your troop or Pack would like to take a specific shift at a station, please contact Amy Isenberg.
Scouts who help at this event for 2 hours will qualify for an exclusive Monarchs for Peace Patch. For more information about this patch and the requirements for earning the patch, please contact Peter Huston.
Log Your Community Service Hours
Be sure to log your Community Service hours for all projects at the Journey to Excellence website: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/awards/journeytoexcellence.aspx. 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 Mark Inbody, 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