Welcome to the Pelathe District! We serve all of Douglas County and a portion of Leavenworth County in Kansas and includes the following communities: Baldwin City, Eudora, Lawrence, and Lecompton, Kansas. The district is organized to support the volunteer unit Scouters who provide the programs of the Boy Scouts of America, to the youth of this area.

We are working hard to serve the youth and families of Douglas county through Scouting.

If you are interested in joining our District Committee or Commissioner Staff, please contact one of our Key 3:

Dr. Vincent Francisco -  District Chair - francisco.vincent@gmail.com

Scott Gates - District Commissioner - scott-gates@att.net

Paul Taylor - District Executive - paul.taylor@scouting.org

Pelathe District Dinner


The Pelathe's District Dinner online registration is now open!!! Register Now

Dinner is on Thursday, April 12th. 2018


1031 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS

6:00 p.m. gathering
6:30 p.m. Dinner

$25 per person

If you have any other questions please contact Paul Taylor (paul.taylor@scouting.org, 816-569-4913)

We look forward to seeing you there!





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Monthly Roundtable

Roundtable is our monthly gathering for unit and district leaders. This is a great way to learn about upcoming events and activities, camping and training opportunities, program updates, new Scouting initiatives, and get ideas to make your Scouting program better.

Roundtable is held the first Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church (1330 Kasold Dr. Lawrence, KS 66049)

Monthly District Commissioner Meetings

Commissioners are experienced Scouting volunteers who serve as friends to the unit to learn what they do well and what needs they have. Commissioners share that information so the district can better meet the needs to units to be more successful. Unit Commissioners serve as a key communication and relationship link between the unit leaders and district and council volunteers.

Commissioner Meetings are held the first Thursday of every Month (except July) at 6:00 PM at First Baptist Church (1330 Kasold Dr. Lawrence, KS 66049)

Monthly District Committee Meetings

The purpose of District Committee Meeting is to discuss ongoing and upcoming events, district operations, and to develop action items for current and upcoming campaigns. The District Committee and District Commissioners work together to support units with quality programs and camping opportunities, council and district Scouting initiatives, training opportunities and additional unit support.

District Committee Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church (2415 Clinton Pkwy, Lawrence, KS 66047)

Upcoming District Events

IIC Report Meeting #3
Wednesday, Apr 25
All Day
Scout Day at the K 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, MO
Sunday, Apr 29
All Day
Pelathe - District Commissioner Meeting 1330 Kasold Dr Lawrence, KS 66049
Thursday, May 3
Pelathe - Roundtable 1330 Kasold Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049
Thursday, May 3
BALOO Training Kelsey Short Youth Camp
Saturday, May 5
All Day
National Camping School- Bartle 525 NE Scout Camp Rd Osceola, MO 64776
Saturday, May 12 - Friday, May 18
All Day
Pelathe - District Committee Meeting 1330 Kasold Dr Lawrence, KS 66049
Thursday, May 17